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Donald Jensen, M.D.


Donald M. Jensen, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Liver Diseases

Donald M. Jensen, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the Director of the Center for Liver Diseases at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his medical internship at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, and pursued his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Jensen completed an additional fellowship in hepatology research at the Liver Unit, King’s College Hospital in London, England. He was Director of the Section of Hepatology at Rush University Medical Center until 2005. In 2005, he became Director of the Center for Liver Diseases at the University of Chicago.

  He has received several awards for his teaching and most recently received the Best Doctors in America award and the Chicago’s Top Physicians award from Chicago Magazine. He has been a member of numerous societies and has served on many hospital and university committees over the years. He is currently President of the Illinois chapter of the American Liver Foundation and also a member of its national board of  directors. Dr. Jensen also holds consultative positions including the Roche Global Hepatitis Advisory Board, Abbott Laboratories, Astra-Zeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and GlobeImmune, Inc. Hepatitis Advisory Boards. He is currently an editor for Current Hepatitis Reports and Clinics in Liver Disease, and is a contributor to over 200 publications, abstracts, and books. Dr. Jensen has been an invited lecturer of numerous presentations covering topics in viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver transplantation.