Faculty Profile: Jesse Ehrenfeld M.D.

Jesse Ehrenfeld M.D.Vanderbilt University , Work Phone: () -Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (4)
  • LGBT Annual Forum 2019
  • 30th Annual Health Law Forum
  • LGBT Law: Representing and Communicating with Clients in the LGBT Community
  • LGBT Law Annual Forum 2016

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, is a board-certified anesthesiologist with an extensive background in clinical research, advocacy, and healthcare policy. For the past decade, he has advocated on behalf of LGBTI patients, students, and trainees in his role as Chair of the Massachusetts Committee on LGBT Health, Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital LGBT Employee Resource Group, a member of the Board Committee on Quality at Fenway Community Health Center, and a member of the Association of American Medical College’s LGBTI Liaison Group. He now co-leads the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health. An associate professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Ehrenfeld also serves as Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Anesthesia, Director of the Perioperative Data Systems Research Group, and Medical Director for Perioperative Quality. Dr. Ehrenfeld’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). His work has led to the presentation of more than 80 abstracts at national/international meetings and the publication of dozens of manuscripts in high-impact journals. He has co-authored ten clinical textbooks. Dr. Ehrenfeld holds a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a doctor of medicine from the University of Chicago. He completed residency and served as informatics fellowship director for the Department of Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Ehrenfeld has received numerous teaching awards and serves on several distinguished national committees, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Standards & Practice Parameters Committee, the New England Journal of Medicine Publications Committee, and the American Medical Association (AMA) Public Health Committee. Dr. Ehrenfeld, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, also serves as a medical reserve officer.