Elizabeth Jensen

Physician Advisor

  • Undergraduate: University of San Francisco
  • Medical School: Touro University, California
  • Residency: St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco

Dr. Jensen believes in the role of a community hospital and the focused individual care it is able to provide over a large organization. Having spent her entire life in San Francisco, she appreciates the individuality and diversity that make up its population. Dr. Jensen believes that each patient and each hospitalization deserve a unique assessment and approach to find the best care plan for the patient and family. The smaller community hospital setting allows her to have strong working relationships with the other physicians and staff at St. Mary's. This focused setting allows for truly excellent patient care. The multidisciplinary approach to patient care represents the future of medicine, where everyone interacting with the patient - nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician, and more - play an integral role in optimizing that patient's medical care and hospital stay.

Dr. Jensen has been a Hospitalist at St. Mary's since graduating from St. Mary's Internal Medicine residency in 2008. She also served as Chief Resident for the program in her final year. Dr. Jensen has served on multiple hospital committees in the past. Currently she is the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, as well as a member of the Department of Medicine Committee. Dr. Jensen was appointed, in 2015, as Co-Physician Advisor for St. Mary’s Medical Center. This role is a multi-disciplinary between Case Managers, Social Workers and the physicians they partner with to optimize patient discharge planning and hospital length of stay.

In October 2015, Governor Brown appointed Dr. Jensen to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California on which she serves as a Board Member. She is also a member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Dr. Jensen is certified in Fundamental Critical Care Support. She is a member of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, and American College of Physicians. Fellow physicians in Marin Magazine voted her one of the Top Hospitalists in the Bay Area for 2016.