Friday, February 19th 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


419 A-D Light Hall

Hosted By 

Student National Medical Association


An expert in LGBT care and medical leadership Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld will guide participants through a series of relevant case studies to develop a new understanding of the unique aspects of mental health in the LGBT community and put them into practice.

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, is board-certified in both anesthesiology and clinical informatics and has an extensive background in clinical research, advocacy, and health care policy. Dr. Ehrenfeld is an associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics, and Health Policy. He serves as Associate Director of the Anesthesiology & Perioperative Informatics Research Division, Director of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, and Director of the School of Medicine’s Graduate Certificate in LGBTI Health.

Dr. Ehrenfeld’s research and policy interests include biomedical informatics and the application of information technology to increase patient safety and reliability in the operating room environment and reduce health care disparities. His research has been funded by NIH, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and the American Medical Association. His work has led to the presentation of more than 200 abstracts at national/international meetings and the publication of more than 100 manuscripts in high-impact journals. He is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Medical Systems, has co-authored thirteen clinical textbooks, and is a current member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.

For the past decade, Dr. Ehrenfeld has advocated on behalf of LGBTI patients, students, and trainees in his role as Chair of the Massachusetts Committee on LGBT Health, Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital LGBT Employee Resource Group, a member of the Board Committee on Quality at Fenway Community Health Center, and more recently, as Director of the Vanderbilt University Program for LGBTI Health and a member of the Association of American Medical College’s LGBTI Liaison Group.

Dr. Ehrenfeld holds a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a doctor of medicine from The University of Chicago. He completed residency and served as informatics fellowship director for the Department of Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

A combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support Mission, Dr. Ehrenfeld is currently a Commander in the U.S. Navy, an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and serves as a Senior Advisor to the Pentagon on issues related to LGBT Health