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Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: (617) 667-3746
Fax: (617) 667-2792

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Associate Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



  • Member, Clinical Science Coordinating Committee

Research Abstract

The overall focus of my research is predicting risk for hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) and upper GI malignancy and related diseases, as well as assessing the risks and benefits of various modalities employed in their treatment. To achieve that end, I have pursued several complementary avenues of investigation including (1) health services research, including large administrative databases, registries, and institutional databases; (2) biobanking and biomarker discovery for pancreatic malignancy; and (3) decision analysis and decision modeling.


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  • Yang CJ, Bliss LA, Schapira EF, Freedman SD, Ng SC, Windsor JA, Tseng JF. Systematic Review of Early Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: Impact on Pain, Pancreatic Function, and Re-intervention. J Gastrointest Surg 2014; 18:1863-9. PubMed
  • Bliss LA, Witkowski ER, Yang CJ, Tseng JF. Outcomes in operative management of pancreatic cancer. J Surg Oncol 2014; 110:592-8. PubMed
  • Bliss LA, Yang CJ, Chau Z, Ng SC, McFadden DW, Kent TS, Moser AJ, Callery MP, Tseng JF. Patient selection and the volume effect in pancreatic surgery: unequal benefits? 2014. PubMed
  • Arous EJ, McDade TP, Smith JK, Ng SC, Sullivan ME, Zottola RJ, Ranauro PJ, Shah SA, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer? J Surg Res 2014; 187:466-70. PubMed
  • Chau Z, West JK, Zhou Z, McDade T, Smith JK, Ng SC, Kent TS, Callery MP, Moser AJ, Tseng JF. Rankings versus reality in pancreatic cancer surgery: a real-world comparison. 2013. PubMed
  • Smith JK, Ng SC, Zhou Z, Carroll JE, McDade TP, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients? J Surg Res 2013; 185:15-20. PubMed
  • Cetin V, Piperdi B, Bathini V, Walsh WV, Yunus S, Tseng JF, Whalen GF, Wassef WY, Kadish SP, Fitzgerald TJ, Mikule C, Wang Y, Grossman SR. A Phase II Trial of Cetuximab, Gemcitabine, 5-Fluorouracil, and Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Nonmetastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Gastrointest Cancer Res 2013; 6:S2-9. PubMed
  • Ragulin-Coyne E, Witkowski ER, Chau Z, Ng SC, Santry HP, Callery MP, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view. J Gastrointest Surg 2013; 17:434-42. PubMed
  • Witkowski ER, Smith JK, Tseng JF. Outcomes following resection of pancreatic cancer. J Surg Oncol 2012. PubMed
  • Cooley EK, McPhee JT, Simons JP, Sweeney WB, Tseng JF, Alavi K. Colorectal neoplasia screening before age 50? Current epidemiologic trends in the United States: agency for healthcare research and quality data. Dis Colon Rectum 2012; 55:e333. PubMed
  • Tseng JF. Proceed with Caution: Vascular Resection at Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Ann Surg Oncol 2012. PubMed
  • Ragulin-Coyne E, Carroll JE, Smith JK, Witkowski ER, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. Perioperative mortality after pancreatectomy: A risk score to aid decision-making. Surgery 2012. PubMed
  • Dudeja V, Habermann EB, Abraham A, Zhong W, Parsons HM, Tseng JF, Al-Refaie WB. Is there a role for surgery with adequate nodal evaluation alone in gastric adenocarcinoma? J Gastrointest Surg 2012; 16:238-46; discussion 246-7. PubMed
  • Witkowski ER, Smith JK, Ragulin-Coyne E, Ng SC, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study. J Gastrointest Surg 2012; 16:121-8. PubMed
  • Burr AT, Li Y, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Survival after liver transplantation using hepatitis C virus-positive donor allografts: case-controlled analysis of the UNOS database. World J Surg 2011; 35:1590-5. PubMed