Eric Jensen, MD

Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Eric Jensen

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-2991

Fax 612-625-4406

Office Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Stephanie Lundgren

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

John P Delaney Chair of Clinical Surgical Oncology

Medical Director of Patient Care Services Units 7B and 7C, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Surgeon Champion, National Safety and Quality Improvement Program Database

Team Leader of Gastrointestinal Diseases, Interdisciplinary Site Specific Cancer Care Team, Fairview Hospital System, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Surgical Oncologist

MD: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine

Residency: Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY (General Surgery); State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (General Surgery)

Fellowship: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla. (Surgical Oncology)


I care for all patients as if they were family, regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.


  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery, including liver, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach, and small intestine
  • Rare abdominal tumors

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors Award
  • 2015 Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"
  • 2014 Patients Award
    • Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.  The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
  • 2014 Compassionate Doctor Recognition
    • Compassionate Doctor Certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness.  The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
  • 2014 On-Time Doctor Award
    • Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.  The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Board of Governors and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • National Pancreas Foundation
  • American Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary tract
  • Association for Academic Surgeons
  • Masonic Cancer Center
  • Secretary/Treasurer and President Elect of Minnesota Surgical Society
  • Former President of Minneapolis Surgical Society


Research Summary/Interests

Improving outcomes for patients with complex gastrointestinal cancers.


Board Certifications

General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Benign and malignant diseases of the liver; Bile ducts, pancreas, stomach and small intestines - including primary and metastatic diseases; Metastatic colon and rectal cancer; Neuroendocrine tumors; Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST); Stomach cancer; Small bowel cancer; Gallstones and other diseases of the gallbladder; Minimally invasive surgery


In The News

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