James J. Jenson, M.D., M.A.

Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Teaching Clinics

 

Jenson, James 2012


Email:
james_jenson@med.unc.edu

Phone: (919) 882-0587

Phone (Faculty Practice, Chapel Hill): (919) 929-7449

Phone (Faculty Practice, Raleigh): (919) 882-0590

 

Education & Training:

B.A., Bowdoin College
M.D., Jefferson Medical College
M.A. in Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Internship in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency in Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Summary Statement:

Dr. Jenson is the Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Teaching Clinics and works with UNC Mental Health Specialists in both the Raleigh and Chapel Hill outpatient offices.  He has been on the UNC Faculty since 2008.

Board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and in General Psychiatry, Dr. Jenson’s areas of clinical interest include developmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders; mood disorders, including Depression and Bipolar Disorder; anxiety disorders, such as Panic Disorder and OCD; disruptive behavior problems (ADHD and ODD); and tic disorders. He worked recently on the Child, Adolescent, and Eating Disorders Inpatient Units at UNC. 

He has previously been on the faculties of the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of New Mexico, and Harvard University. He has been closely involved in resident education and has directed seminars for residents on a variety of topics including multiculturalism, professionalism, school consultation, and child development.