Jennifer Tseng, MD

Breast Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Oncology | More

Assistant Professor of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Jennifer Tseng, MD, is a breast cancer surgeon with fellowship training in breast and complex general surgical oncology, clinical immunotherapy and clinical medical ethics. In consultation with teams of multidisciplinary experts, Dr. Tseng integrates the latest research in immunotherapy and clinical trials into her surgical practice to provide the optimal care for patients with breast cancer, melanoma and sarcoma.

During her residency in general surgery she trained as a clinical immunotherapy fellow at the National Cancer Institute under Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, world-renowned expert in the field of immunotherapy for treatment of melanoma, sarcoma and other malignancies. Dr. Tseng received post-graduate fellowship training in complex general surgical oncology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Tseng has longstanding interests in clinical ethics and medical education. She completed a fellowship with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, and previously served as a theme issue editor for the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics. Her research interests include ethical considerations in clinical trials and the use of surrogate decision makers.

Dr. Tseng has contributed several manuscripts, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and abstract presentations on surgical oncology and breast cancer. Most recently, she published articles on the clinical accuracy of preoperative breast MRI for breast cancer and post-mastectomy radiation therapy and overall survival after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. In addition, she contributed an article on the utilization of axillary surgery for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ to the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Tseng also participated in the U.S. Sarcoma Collaborative and the Gastric Cancer Standards research project, which was published in the American College of Surgeons, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery: Volume II.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of California Davis School of Medicine


  • Oregon Health and Science University Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine; National Cancer Institute

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital - New Lenox

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2017

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English

UChicago Medicine At The Forefront Live: Breast Cancer

We speak with former pro football star Desmond Clark, as well as UChicago Medicine cancer surgeons Dr. Jean Bao and Dr. Jennifer Tseng about breast cancer awareness.
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