Chris S. Jensen, MD


Director, Pathology Residency Training Program
Director of Cytopathology
Clinical Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5238-B Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-3217



BS, Zoology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Cytopathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of Pathology Special Certification in Cytopathology American Board of Pathology
American Board of Pathology Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

Performing and interpreting fine needle aspiration biopsies, gyn and non-gyn cytopathology, and surgical pathology with special interest in gastrointestinal and liver. Dr. Jensen is interested in teaching fellows, residents and medical students through an interactive service-based approach. He has a particular interest in cytopathology by way of correlations with surgical pathology. Additionally, he emphasizes the role of surgical pathology and cytology in the clinical decision making process.

All Publications

Gailey M, Stence A, Jensen C, Ma D.  Multiplatform comparison of molecular oncology tests performed on cytology specimens and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue..  Cancer Cytopathol.  2014 September 3. 

Jensen C.  Fine-needle aspiration of histoplasmosis in the era of endoscopic ultrasound and endobronchial ultrasound: Cytomorphologic features and correlation with clinical laboratory testing.  Cancer Cytopathol.  2013 May 15. 

Jensen C.  Histoplasmosis: Have EUS and EBUS FNA Changed the Cytologic Face of the Disease?.  USCAP Meeting.  2013. 

Jensen C.  Role of fine needle aspiration biopsy and imaging in the preoperative workup of salivary gland mass lesions.  Laryngoscope;  2012. 

Jensen C.  TRPM8 ion channel is aberrantly expressed and required for preventing replicative senescence in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Potential role of TRPM8 as a biomarker and target.  2012. 

Jensen C.  Comparison of fine needle aspiration biopsy and imaging in the preoperative workup of salivary gland mass lesions.  Mod Path.  2012. 25(S2):108A.

Jensen C.  Cytology and Pitfalls of EUS Sampling of Ectopic Splenic Tissue.  Mod Path.  2012. 25(S2):99A.

Gerke H, Siddiqui J, Nasr I, Van Handel D, Jensen C.  Efficacy and safety of EMR to completely remove Barrett's esophagus: experience in 41 patients.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  2011 October. 74(4):761-71.

Savage E, Vanderheyden A, Bell A, Syrbu S, Jensen C.  Independent diagnostic accuracy of flow cytometry obtained from fine-needle aspirates: a 10-year experience with 451 cases.  American journal of clinical pathology.  2011 February. 135(2):304-9.

Jensen C.  A possible manifestation of pediatric upper gastrointestinal Crohn disease.  Inflamm Bowel Dis.  2011. 

Jensen C.  Independent Diagnostic Accuracy of Flow Cytometry Obtained from Fine Needle Aspirates.  Am J Clin Pathol.  2011. 

Jensen C.  Prospective Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Processed as Cell-Block Using High Suction versus Regular Suction.  DDW.  2011. 

Ebach D, Vanderheyden A, Ellison J, Jensen C.  Lymphocytic esophagitis: a possible manifestation of pediatric upper gastrointestinal Crohn's disease.  Inflammatory bowel diseases.  2011 January. 17(1):45-9.

Gerke H, Rizk M, Vanderheyden A, Jensen C.  Randomized study comparing endoscopic ultrasound-guided Trucut biopsy and fine needle aspiration with high suction.  Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology.  2010 February. 21(1):44-51.

Jensen C.  Further Classification of Epithelial Lesions of the Salivary Gland.  Mod Pathol.  2010. 

Fang S, Guidroz J, O'Malley Y, Lal G, Sugg S, Howe J, Jensen C, Weigel R.  Expansion of a cell population expressing stem cell markers in parathyroid glands from patients with hyperparathyroidism.  Annals of surgery.  2010 January. 251(1):107-13.

Lueck N, Jensen C, Cohen M, Weydert J.  Mandatory second opinion in cytopathology.  Cancer.  2009 April. 117(2):82-91.

Jensen C.  Amended report worksheets in surgical pathology.  Mod Pathol.  2009. 

Ali S, Wilkinson N, Jensen C, Gerke H.  EUS-guided Trucut biopsies may enable the diagnosis of lymphoepithelial cysts of the pancreas. Report of two cases.  JOP : Journal of the pancreas.  2009. 10(4):409-12.

Jensen C.  Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Cervical Sympathetic Chain Schwannoma with Discussion of Differential Diagnosis of a Mass Lesion at the Birfurcation of the Common Carotid Artery.  ASCP Cytopathology.  2009. 37(5):55-71.

Jensen C.  Identification of Stem Cell Expansion in Parathyroid Glands from Patients with Hyperparathyroidism.  American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Meeting.  2009. 

Vanderheyden A, Proctor K, Rizk M, Silva R, Jensen C, Gerke H.  The value of touch imprint cytology in EUS-guided Trucut biopsy.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  2008 July. 68(1):44-50.

Jensen C.  Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Trucut Biopsy and Fine-needle Aspiration with High Suction for Histologic Yield and Diagnostic Accuracy.  Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA.  2008 May. 

Jensen C.  Effect of Double Viewing Needle Core Prostate Biopsy Tissues on Error Reduction.  Mod Path.  2008. 

Jensen C.  EUS-Guided Trucut Biopsies May Enable The Diagnosis Of Lymphoepithelial Cysts Of The Pancreas (Case Report).  American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting.  2008. 

Jensen C.  Independent Diagnostic Accuracy of Flow Cytometry of FNA: A 10 Year Experience with 511 cases.  Mod Pathol.  2008. 

Jensen C.  Long-term, tumor-free survival after radiotherapy combining hepatectomy-Whipple en bloc and orthotopic liver transplantation for early stage hilar cholangiocarcinoma.  Liver Transplantation.  2008. 

Jensen C.  Lymphocytic Esophagitis in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Manifestation of Upper Gastrointestinal Crohn Disease.  Mod Pathol.  2008. 

Jensen C.  Mandatory Second Opinion in Cytopathology Referral Material.  Mod Pathol.  2008. 

Jensen C.  Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Trucut Biopsy and Fine-needle Aspiration with High Suction for Histologic Yield and Diagnostic Accuracy.  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Medicine Research Day.  2008. 

Jensen C.  The value of touch imprint cytology in endoscopic ultrasound guided trucut biopsy.  Mod Pathol.  2008. 

Jensen C.  Urothelial Cell Clusters in Voided Urine Cytology Specimens: A Histologic and Cytologic Review of 146 Patients.  Mod Pathol.  2008. 

Raab S, Grzybicki D, Zarbo R, Jensen C, Geyer S, Janosky J, Meier F, Vrbin C, Carter G, Geisinger K.  Frequency and outcome of cervical cancer prevention failures in the United States.  American journal of clinical pathology.  2007 November. 128(5):817-24.

Jensen C.  Utility of EUS-guided trucut biopsy to distinguish pancreatic rests from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (a case series).  American College of Gastroenterology.  2007 October. 

Rahhal R, Banerjee S, Jensen C.  Pediatric Crohn disease presenting as an esophageal stricture.  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.  2007 July. 45(1):125-9.

Jensen C.  Cardiac angiosarcoma: an unusual cause of malignant pericardial effusion with discussion of differential diagnosis.  ASCP Cyopthatology.  2007. 35(10):7-10.

Jensen C.  Cytologic diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma by EUS guided mediastinal FNA.  ASCP Cytopathology.  2007. 35(9):7-9.

Jensen C.  Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening Using Correlation Analysis.  Mod Pathol.  2007. 

Jensen C.  Improving Interobserver Reproducibility in Pap Test.  Mod Pathol.  2007. 

Jensen C.  Increasing Incidence of Hepatic Adenoma in Men.  Mod Pathol.  2007. 

Jensen C.  Sensitization of colon mechanoreceptors is associated with long-term hypersensitivity to colon distention in the mouse.  Gastroenterology.  2007. 

Jensen C.  Should Negative Pap Tests Be Reviewed in Patients.  Mod Pathol.  2007. 

Jensen C.  The Impact of Endocervical Cytologic Sampling (Endopap) on Cytologic-Histologic Correlation (CHC) Error Rates.  Mod Pathol.  2007. 

Gerke H, Silva R, Jensen C.  Hypervascular pancreatic tumor diagnosed as a serous cystadenoma by EUS-guided Trucut biopsy.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  2006 August. 64(2):273-4.

Gerke H, Silva R, Shamoun D, Johnson C, Jensen C.  EUS characteristics of celiac ganglia with cytologic and histologic confirmation.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  2006 July. 64(1):35-9.

Raab S, Meier F, Zarbo R, Jensen C, Geisinger K, Booth C, Krishnamurti U, Stone C, Janosky J, Grzybicki D.  The "Big Dog" effect: variability assessing the causes of error in diagnoses of patients with lung cancer.  Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  2006 June. 24(18):2808-14.

Raab S, Stone C, Jensen C, Zarbo R, Meier F, Grzybicki D, Vrbin C, Ohori N, Dahmoush L.  Double slide viewing as a cytology quality improvement initiative.  American journal of clinical pathology.  2006 April. 125(4):526-33.

Jensen C.  Case series in anatomic pathology From the University of Iowa: A 50-year-old woman with a breast Lesion and a 70-year-old man with abdominal pain - CME Case, Medscape, MEDLINE and Drug Reference.;  2006. 

Jensen C.  Celiac ganglion cells on endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration: a possible.  Mod Pathol.  2006. 

Jensen C.  Double slide viewing as a quality improvement initiative.  Mod Pathol.  2006. 

Jensen C.  FNA diagnosis as salivary gland neoplasm, not otherwise specified (NOS) has a high association with malignancy.  Mod Pathol.  2006. 

Jensen C.  Perineural and vascular invasion on colorectal carcinoma: comparison of detection methods to clinical outcome.  Mod Pathol.  2006. 

Jensen C.  The agency for healthcare research and quality hospital labs studying patient safety (AHRQ-HLPS) consortium and error reduction.  Am J Clin Pathol Pathology Patterns Review.  2006. 

Jensen C.  Urinary cytology of clear cell adenocarcinoma: Review of the differential diagnosis and cytologic features with histologic correlation.  ASCP Cytolopathology.  2006. 

Jensen C.  Urinary cytology of clear cell adenocarcinoma: Review of the differential diagnosis and cytologic features with histologic correlation.  ASCP Cytolopathology.  2006. 

Raab S, Grzybicki D, Zarbo R, Meier F, Geyer S, Jensen C.  Anatomic pathology databases and patient safety.  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.  2005 October. 129(10):1246-51.

Jensen C.  Clinical impact and frequency of anatomic pathology errors in cancer diagnoses.  Cancer.  2005. 

Joudi F, Austin J, Vogelgesang S, Jensen C.  Isolated testicular vasculitis presenting as a tumor-like lesion.  The Journal of urology.  2004 February. 171(2 Pt 1):799.

Jensen C.  Urinary Tract Cytology.  2004. 

Jensen C.  Brush cytology using autocyte-preparation in the assessment of pancreato-biliary strictures - A review of 399 cases.  Mod Pathol.  2003. 

Jensen C.  Performance of AutoCyte PREP system for gynecologic cytology in a community practice.  Acta Cytol.  2003. 

Jensen C.  Two-way interactive video conferencing: An effective tool for delivering distance education in cytotechnology.  Acta Cytol.  2003. 

Henke A, Jensen C, Cohen M.  Cytologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in biliary and pancreatic duct brushings.  Advances in anatomic pathology.  2002 September. 9(5):301-8.

Silverman W, Jensen C, Crook T, Henke A.  Bile duct brushings in a pig model: examination of intraobserver variability and variability in specimen quality obtained in sequential animals and between two different brushes.  International journal of gastrointestinal cancer.  2002. 32(1):31-4.

Jensen C.  Cytologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in biliary and pancreatic duct brushings.  Advances in Anatomic Pathology.  2002. 9(5):301-308.

Jensen C.  Immunocytochemistry of AutoCyte preparations of body fluids.  Mod Pathol.  2002. 

Henke A, Kelley C, Jensen C, Timmerman T.  Fine-needle aspiration cytology of pancreatoblastoma.  Diagnostic cytopathology.  2001 August. 25(2):118-21.

Jensen C.  Autocyte preparation of urinary tract fluids reduces the rate of “atypical” diagnoses.  Mod Pathol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  Clear cell change in hepatocellular carcinoma with non-hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver on fine needle aspiration.  Acta Cytol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of cystic lesions of the head and neck: cytologic feature for diagnosis.  Mod Pathol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  FNA of spindle cell lesions of the head and neck.  Acta Cytol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  Inhibin immunostaining of FNA cell block material does not help characterize malignant neoplasms involving the adrenal gland.  Mod Pathol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  Morphologic features in preliminary evaluation of neck lymph node aspirates influencing decision to perform flow cytometry (FC).  Mod Pathol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  Ultrasound transmission gel: an important artifact in ultrasound guided thyroid fine needle aspirations.  Acta Cytol.  2001. 

Jensen C.  Jaws revisited (or give piece a chance): A comparison of three different biopsies on porcine colon mucosa - Was there a difference?.  American College of Gastroenterology.  2000 October. 

Hughes J, Jensen C, Donnelly A, Cohen M, Silverman J, Geisinger K, Raab S.  The role of fine-needle aspiration cytology in the evaluation of metastatic clear cell tumors.  Cancer.  1999 December. 87(6):380-9.

Raab S, Robinson R, Jensen C, Ozkutlu D, O'Reilly P, Savell V, Thomas P.  Mucinous tumors of the ovary: interobserver diagnostic variability and utility of sectioning protocols.  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.  1997 November. 121(11):1192-8.

Raab S, Zaleski M, Thomas P, Niemann T, Isacson C, Jensen C.  Telecytology: diagnostic accuracy in cervical-vaginal smears.  American journal of clinical pathology.  1996 May. 105(5):599-603.

Raab S, Slagel D, Jensen C, Teague M, Savell V, Ozkutlu D, Lenel J, Cohen M.  Low-grade transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: application of select cytologic criteria to improve diagnostic accuracy [corrected].  Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.  1996 March. 9(3):225-32.

Jensen C.  Transitional cell carcinoma: cytologic criteria to improve diagnostic accuracy.  Modern Pathology.  1996. 9(225).

Jensen C.  Low grade transitional cell carcinoma (TCCA) of the bladder: Improved accuracy using key cytologic features.  Mod Pathol.  1995. 

Jensen C.  Telecytology: Diagnostic accuracy in cervical-vaginal smears with comparison to conventional light microscopy.  Mod Pathol.  1995. 

Jensen C.  The role of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in the workup of metastatic clear cell tumors.  Mod Pathol.  1995. 

Mohler C, Jensen C, Steyers C, Landas S, Renfrew D.  Osteosarcoma of the hand: a case report and review of the literature.  The Journal of hand surgery.  1994 March. 19(2):287-9.

Jensen C.  Editorial comments (renal cyst aspiration).  Diagnostic Cytopathology.  1994. 

Jensen C.  Bone marrow transplant patients do not have large numbers of blood or bone marrow Epstein-Barr virus infected cells.  Am J Clin Pathol.  1992. 

Jensen C.  Flow cytometric studies of expression and regulation in lymphoblastoid cell lines.  Mod Pathol.  1992. 

Jensen C.  Ileal conduit urinary cytology.  ASCP.  1992. 3(Cytology II):8.

Jensen C.  Indeterminate Salivary Gland Lesions: Can We Avoid Them?. 

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