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Aaron R. Jensen, M.D., MEd, FACS, FAAP

Aaron R. Jensen, M.D., MEd, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
University of California San Francisco
Associate Trauma Medical Director
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Contact Information

Appointments
Pediatric Surgery Clinic
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510)428-3022
Aaron.Jensen@ucsf.edu

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  • 1996-2000 California State University Hayward, BS Biochemistry
  • 2000-2004 Temple University School of Medicine, MD
  • 2006-2008 University of Washington College of Education, MEd
  • 2016-2019 University of Southern California, MS
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  • 2004-2011 University of Washington, Seattle, WA - General Surgery Residency
  • 2011-2012 Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  • 2012-2013 Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
  • 2013-2015 Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - Pediatric General Surgery Fellowship
  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
  • Pediatric Trauma Program, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Patient Reported Outcomes after Injury
  • Pediatric Trauma Epidemiology and Outcomes
  • Simulation-Based Team Training for Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation
  • Surgical Nutrition

Aaron R. Jensen, M.D., M.Ed., is Assistant Professor at UCSF, Associate Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, and Associate Trauma Medical Director at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He was trained at the University of Washington in General Surgery prior to completing fellowships in Pediatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2019.

Focusing on decreasing the impact of injury in children, Dr. Jensen's research program includes development and evaluation of injury prevention programs, trauma epidemiology, outcomes research related to critical treatments, and innovative approaches to using simulation-based training to improve teamwork during trauma resuscitation. Dr. Jensen has received research funding from the National Institutes for Health and from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Dr. Jensen was recognized nationally by the American College of Surgeons, having been selected to participate in the Future Trauma Leaders program in 2016. He participates nationally in trauma quality improvement initiatives to improve trauma care for children in the United States. He has also been recognized nationally for his teaching and educational research activities.

  • New Member Award for Research, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, 2019
  • Future Trauma Leaders Program Travel Scholarship, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, 2016-2018
  • Barbara M Korsch Award for Research in Medical Education, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2014
  • Linnea Hauge PhD Promising Educational Scholar Award, Association for Surgical Education, 2012
  • Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, American College of Surgeons, 2011
  • David Tapper Resident Teaching & Leadership Award, University of Washington Department of Surgery, 2011
  • Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust Leadership Scholarship, Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, 2010
  • Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Association for Surgical Education, 2006-2008
  • Herman Brown Award for Excellence in the Study of the Art and Science of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicina, 2004
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Dr. Jensen's research program spans the translational spectrum related to pediatric trauma. His research includes injury prevention, acute resuscitation, processes of care in the ICU, and long-term outcomes after injury. Dr. Jensen works with the injury prevention team to develop and evaluate programs to decrease the incidence of injury in children. He also utilizes large datasets such as the National Trauma Databank (NTDB) and Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) to study outcomes related to procedures, nutritional support, and injury patterns in children. His funded research includes the use of simulation-based training to improve teamwork, quality, and efficiency of pediatric trauma resuscitation, with a unique focus on impact on clinical outcomes.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 50
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  1. Polites SF, Moody S, Williams RF, Kayton ML, Alberto EC, Burd RS, Schroeppel TJ, Baerg JE, Munoz A, Rothstein WB, Boomer LA, Campion EM, Robinson C, Nygaard RM, Richardson CJ, Garcia DI, Streck CJ, Gaffley M, Petty JK, Greenwell C, Pandya S, Waters AM, Russell RT, Yorkgitis BK, Mull J, Pence J, Santore MT, MacArthur T, Klinkner DB, Safford SD, Trevilian T, Vogel AM, Cunningham M, Black C, Rea J, Spurrier RG, Jensen AR, Farr BJ, Mooney DP, Ketha B, Dassinger MS, Goldenberg-Sandau A, Roman JS, Jenkins TM, Falcone RA. Timing and Volume of Crystalloid and Blood Products in Pediatric Trauma - An EAST Multicenter Prospective Observational Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Mar 30. View in PubMed
  2. Godat LN, Jensen AR, Stein DM. Patient-centered outcomes research and the injured patient: a summary of application. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020; 5(1):e000422. View in PubMed
  3. Jensen AR, McLaughlin C, Subacius H, McAuliff K, Nathens AB, Wong C, Meeker D, Burd RS, Ford HR, Upperman JS. Simulation-based training is associated with lower risk-adjusted mortality in ACS pediatric TQIP centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct; 87(4):841-848. View in PubMed
  4. McLaughlin CM, Barin EN, Fenlon M, Azen C, Deakers TW, Stein JE, Bliss DW, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Symptomatic catheter-associated thrombosis in pediatric trauma patients: Choose your access wisely. Surgery. 2019 12; 166(6):1117-1121. View in PubMed
  5. Durand MB, McLaughlin CM, Imagawa KK, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Identifying Targets to Improve Coding of Child Physical Abuse at a Pediatric Trauma Center. J Trauma Nurs. 2019 Sep/Oct; 26(5):239-242. View in PubMed
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