Board Director

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD

Jesse is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at the American Medical Association (AMA). A leading researcher in the fields of biomedical informatics and anesthesiology, Jesse is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, Surgery, and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, where he founded the Perioperative Informatics Research Division. Jesse’s work to increase patient safety, quality, and reliability in the operating room environment via the application of information technology has led to the presentation of over 200 abstracts at meetings on a national and international scale, and the publication of over 150 manuscripts in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Medical Association.

Jesse is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems and was a 2016 Emmy Nominee. A combat veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support Mission, he continues to serve as a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. Jesse earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Haverford College, an MD from University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, and an M.P.H. from the Harvard University School of Public Health.