Jens Jorgensen, MD, FACS
Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization
Jens Jorgensen, MD, FACS is the Medical Director for the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization, a vascular surgeon at the Maine Medical Center, and a professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Jorgensen is a vascular surgeon who has been in practice for over 25 years at Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland, Maine. During that time, he has served as Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Director, Vascular Center at MMC, Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory, and led a 12 person multi-specialty surgical practice. He rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine and served as President of the New England Society of Vascular Surgery. He has performed over 5000 major vascular operations. He has written many scholarly articles published in peer reviewed journals. He is a frequent invited speaker and has been visiting professor at multiple prestigious academic medical centers. He has received multiple academic and teaching awards. A lectureship on quality at MMC was named in his recognition. Over the past few years, his academic interest has focused on outcomes analysis, risk stratification and quality improvement. He was a founding member of the Vascular Study Group of New England which has transitioned into the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). The VQI is a registry-based quality improvement effort with over 3000 participating providers (surgeons, radiologists, and cardiologists) from over 500 centers with over one half million patients in the registry. The VQI registry has served as a resource for multiple patient care and quality improvement initiatives, as well as efforts to reduce resource utilization. Data from the VQI registry has been the source of over a hundred academic presentations and publications. He was appointed Medical Director of the VQI, a position he currently holds while maintaining a busy clinical practice.