Michael D. Jensen

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Dr. Jensen received his M.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed his internal residency medicine and subspecialty training in endocrinology & metabolism at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He holds the Tomas J. Watson, Jr. Professorship in Honor of Dr. Robert L. Frye at the Mayo College of Medicine and is a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism. His clinical interests are primarily focused on obesity, diabetes and nutrition support of hospitalized patients. Dr. Jensen’s research involves the study of human body fat distribution, and fatty acid/energy metabolism, focusing specifically on the effects obesity and body-fat distribution on health. He received a MERIT award from NIH to support his studies in this area and has been funded for 34 consecutive years. Dr. Jensen also served as co-chair of the NHLBI Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, 2008-2013. He has published more than 300 original research articles, together with over 70 invited papers and book chapters.

Areas of Interest

  • Adipose tissue
  • Body fat distribution
  • Energy metabolism
  • Fatty acid metabolism
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Human obesity
  • Insulin resistance
  • Lipid metabolism