Jeffrey Jensen, M.D., M.P.H., has been appointed as the first Leon Speroff Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.
An associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology who joined the faculty at OHSU in 1992, Jensen maintains an active clinical practice and serves as director of the OHSU Women's Health Research Unit. His primary clinical research interests include contraceptive technology and vulvar disease. He is a recent recipient of the Women's Health Research Scholars Award and is a member of numerous national professional organizations.
Jensen earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Stanford University in 1980, a medical degree from Emory University in 1984 and a master's in public health from the University of Washington in 1997. He completed an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara, Calif., and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at OHSU.
The Speroff professorship was established at OHSU to ensure the fostering of individuals with curiosity and creativity, hallmarks that Leon Speroff, M.D., an OHSU professor of obstetrics and gynecology, brought to the discipline as he significantly advanced the understanding of reproductive endocrinology. Speroff created a legacy through his research, publications, academic leadership and, most of all, through his mentorship of developing researchers. This professorship is intended to ensure that new leadership in gynecologic research will continue to be renewed.