Jensen Named Medical Director

Published: Friday, October 25, 2019

James C. Jensen, MD, FACS, board-certified urologic oncologist, has been named the Medical Director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He joined the medical staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital in 2006, founding the Urological Oncology program at the ECCC. He has served as interim director since January 2018. 

Dr. Jensen will oversee the medical leadership structure and clinical operations of the ECCC that has more than 100,000 patient visits per year and has over 120 dedicated medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, nurses, medical assistants and other personnel. 

“Dr. Jensen has contributed to many ECCC milestones in clinical trials, research projects, trialing new technologies and clinical protocols and has been instrumental in the center’s tremendous growth,” said Kevin Fowler, president of Cabell Huntington Hospital. “He will provide strong leadership as we continue to build on our excellent reputation as a regional destination for cancer care.”

Dr. Jensen, having performed nearly 2,000 procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System, is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the nation.He specializes in robotic surgery for malignant, as well as benign, conditions of the adrenal gland, kidney, bladder and prostate and other associated organs.  He and his team have represented the ECCC and Marshall University at numerous national and international conferences, presenting his work in robotic surgical renal preservation in kidney cancer, robotic treatment of BPH and robotic reconstruction of the urinary tract in the treatment of ureteral cancer, bladder cancer, and non-urological cancers such as endometrial, ovarian, and cervical cancer.    

Dr. Jensen is a member of the American Urological Association, a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is designated as a Surgeon of Excellence by the Surgery Review Council. 

He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Utah and member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society.  He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in urology at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Jensen completed his Fellowship in urological oncology in the surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland. 

Dr. Jensen is professor-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Urology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.