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Service to Country

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld serves as a Commander in the United States Navy and from 2014 to 2015 deployed to Afghanistan where he provided care at the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit. Commissioned as a reserve officer on the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) by Commander Edward George, Dr. Ehrenfeld has proudly served his nation by providing operational support in the medical corps during the Global War on Terror.

Leadership Positions

Throughout his career, Dr. Ehrenfeld has earned the respect and trust of his colleagues and community, as evidenced by the number and variety of leadership positions he has held.

  • Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
  • Board of Directors, Health2047
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Vice President, Suffolk District Medical Society
  • Board of Trustees, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Board of Visitors, Fenway Community Health Center
  • Board Committee on Quality & Compliance, Fenway Community Health Center
  • Director, Center for Evidence-Based Anesthesia, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Director, Vanderbilt Anesthesiology & Perioperative Informatics Research Division (VAPIR), Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Perioperative Quality, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Young Physician Section Governing Council, American Medical Association
  • Director, Vanderbilt University Program for LGBTQ Health
  • Director, Education Research, Office of Health Science Education – Vanderbilt University

Selected Honors and Awards

2018 – NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Award
2018 – Levi Watkins Jr. Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2018 – Joseph A. Johnson, Jr., Distinguished Leadership Award, Vanderbilt University
2018 – GLMA Achievement Award, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
2017 – Diversity Champion, Tennessee Hospital Association
2016 – EMMY Nominee, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
2015 – White House News Photographers Association Award
2015 – LGBT Health Award, Massachusetts Medical Society
2014 – Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, U.S. Navy
2014 – Academy for Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University
2013 – Clinical Care Innovation Challenge, Association of American Medical Colleges
2013 – Business Leader of the Year, Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce
2012 – Pittinger Award for Excellence in Health Services & Informatics Research, Vanderbilt Medical School
2012 – Letter of Appreciation, Dept of Health & Human Services
2011 – Excellence in Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School
2011 – Best of Category Abstract Award, International Anesthesia Research Society
2010 – Patient Safety Star, Massachusetts General Hospital
2010 – Outreach Award, American Medical Association
2009 – Research Symposium 1st place winner, Massachusetts Medical Society
2009 – Excellence in Tutoring award, Harvard Medical School
2009 – Clinical Research Day 1st prize award for Faculty, MGH Department of Anesthesia
2009 – Deans Community Service Award Nominee, Harvard Medical School
2009 – Partners in Excellence Award (individual), Partners Healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts
2009 – Citizenship Award, MGH Department of Anesthesia
2008 – American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, AMA Foundation
2008 – Commendation for Excellent Service, U.S. Navy Command
2008 – Life Fellow, Boston Medical Library
2008 – Patients Choice Award, American Patient Registry
2007 – Partners in Excellence Award (individual), Partners Healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts
2004 – Charles Huggins Research Award, University of Chicago, Dept of Surgery
2004 – Clinical Research Presentation Award, Chicago Medical Society
2004 – Departmental Award, Department of Anesthesia, University of Chicago
2003 – Clinical Research Presentation Award, Chicago Medical Society
2002 – Jane Morton and Henry C. Murphy Award, University of Chicago
2002 – Clinical Research Presentation Award, Chicago Medical Society
2001 – Excellence in Clinical Research Award, University of Chicago
2000 – Department Honors, Haverford College Chemistry Department
2000 – National Deans List, Haverford College
2000 – Phi Beta Kappa, Haverford College
1999 – Advance Placement School with Honors, The College Board
1999 – Special Tribute and Commendation, State of Delaware, House of Representatives
1999 – Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society

Organized Medicine

Dr. Ehrenfeld is a current or former member of a number of national, state, and local medical organizations including:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • Suffolk District Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality