Henry Ford surgeon, Jessica M Bensenhaver, MD

Jessica M Bensenhaver, MD, MS

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4.8 / 5

Specialties: Surgery

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery


  • Marshall University at Cabel Huntington Hospital, WV, 2006

Residencies & Internships

  • Charleston Area Medical Center, General Surgery, WV, 2011


  • University of Michigan, Surgery Branch, MI, 2012

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute

Biographical Statement

Jessica M. Bensenhaver, MD, MS is a surgical breast oncologist who specializes in benign and malignant breast diseases. Her research focuses on socioeconomic, geographic and ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer, and features an outreach breast health program in both Africa and Haiti. You can learn more in her research section, found below.

She graduate Cum Laude from James Madison University in Virginia and received her medical degree from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine - Marshall University. She then completed a general surgical residency at West Virginia University Charleston Division, followed by a fellowship in breast oncology at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. She completed a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis through the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.


  • Director, Breast Oncology Program
  • Director, Breast Oncology Multidisciplinary Fellowship
  • Research Director, International Center for Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes (ICSBCS)
  • Institutional PI, Alliance Group for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Care Philosophy

"Every patient is different. I think it is important to treat the patients like they are real people; like you're treating them as a person and not treating just their disease. You're connecting with them."

Research Interests

  • Understanding the Health Research Priorities among Haitian Community Members. Jennifer Griggs (PI), Jessica Bensenhaver (Co-I). (March 2014 – Ongoing)
  • Understanding the Health Research Priorities and Interests of Haitian Nurses and Nursing Students. (March 2014 – Ongoing)
  • MI-Haiti Collaborative: Surgical and Medical Oncology Project. (May 2013 - Ongoing)
  • MI-Ghana Collaborative: Surgical, Medical, Academic Exchange. (February 2012 – Ongoing)
  • Multiethnic Breast Registry. Lisa Newman (PI), Jessica Bensenhaver (Co-I). (2006 – Ongoing)
  • University of Michigan Molecular and clinical determinants of aggressive cancers worldwide. Sofia Merajver (PI), Jessica Bensenhaver (Co-I). (2013 – 2015)
  • Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative. (May 2012 – December 2015)

Awards and Honors

  • 2013-2014 - Nominee, Clinical Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching.





Jessica Bensenhaver, MD - Surgical Oncology, Henry Ford Health System

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Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

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Dr. Bensenhaver is the BEST--Brilliant, compassionate, down-to-earth, professional.


Dr. Bensenhaver has been so comforting and reassuring since my breast cancer dx. She is very confident which helps to calm me. Nurse navigator has been such a big help in navigating this complex journey.


I was satisfied


She was available, when I needed her, and took control of the situation, as I could not reach my gynecologist.

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