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Brian Colwell Jensen, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas

Heart failure; myocardial biology; adrenergic receptor biology; heart failure; heart transplant; transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.

Education and Experience

BA: Pomona College, 1993; MD: University of North Carolina, 2001; Intern and Resident: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2001-2004; Clinical Cardiology Fellow: University of California, San Francisco, 2004-2008; Adjunct Assistant Professor: University of California, San Francisco, 2008-2009; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2009-2017; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2017-present.

Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Jensen’s research interests include heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy myocardial biology, adrenergic receptor biology, and chemotherapeutic cardiotoxicity. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, transplant, and LVAD.

Dr. Jensen is a physician-scientist with a clinical and investigative focus on heart failure. He has clinical certification in Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation and spends three months of the year as an attending physician on the UNC Heart Failure/Transplant/LVAD inpatient service. He also staffs the UNC Cardio-oncology clinic and has a particular interest in optimizing cardiovascular health in patients with cancer. His laboratory uses mouse and cell culture models to study cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and the molecular response to myocardial injury.

View Dr. Jensen’s publications on PubMed