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
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.

Selected Publications

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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.  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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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