• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI [B.S.]
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL [M.D.]
  • Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL [M.B.A.]


  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Chicago Chapter
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons [ASPS] (formerly American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons [ASPRS])
  • Blocker-Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
  • Society of University Surgeons


  • General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • General Surgery Rotations in the following hospitals: New York University Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan Veteran’s Administration Hospital
  • Plastic Surgery: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Plastic Surgery Rotations in the following hospitals: John Sealy Hospital, Shriners Burn Institute for Children, Child Health Care Center


  • Craniofacial Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Rotations in the following hospitals: The Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


  • State of New York
  • State of Illinois


  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • High Distinction, University of Michigan
  • James B. Angell Scholar
  • First Prize – Outstanding Scientific Presentation,
  • Singleton Surgical Society
  • Bernd Spiess Research Award
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons


  • Clinical Fellow in Surgery, The Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital- Boston, MA


  • Attending Plastic Surgeon (Associate), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


  • Clinical Instructor (Resident) in Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NYC
  • Clinical Instructor (Resident) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas, Galveston
  • Scientific Staff, Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children
  • Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL


  • Infection Control Committee, Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Fetal Assessment Team, Northwestern University Perinatal Center
    Department of Surgery Committee on Research, Northwestern University Medical School,
  • Institutional Review Board, The Children’s Memorial Institute for Education and Research
  • Ad Hoc Task Force on AZT Post HIV-Exposure Prophylaxis, Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Animal Care Committee, Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Faculty/Student Advisory Group, Northwestern University Department of Surgery,
  • Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Search Committee for Head, Division of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Operating Room Committee, Evanston Hospital


  • Scientific Program Evaluator, ASPRS Annual Meeting
  • Maxillofacial News Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
  • Associate Editor, Maxillofacial Newsletter, ASMS
  • Membership Committee, ASMS
  • Best Paper Award Committee, ASMS
  • CPT Subcommittee, Section of Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics,
  • Chairman, Maxillofacial News Committee, ASMS
  • Auditing Committee, ASMS
  • Chairman, Practice Parameters Committee, ASMS
  • Quality Advisory Committee, Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • ASMS Representative, ASPRS Guidelines Subcommittee of Medical Effectiveness Research Committee
  • Web Page Ad Hoc Committee, ASMS
  • 2000 Nominating Committee, Society of University Surgeon


  • Dr. Pensler has published over 100 papers and chapters regarding Plastic Surgery and routinely reviews articles for publication in the Plastic surgery literature.
  • Publication: Plastic Surgery for GynecomastiaNov 28, 2018, Jay M Pensler, MD
  • Faculty, AO/ASIF Maxillofacial Course, sponsored by Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chicago, IL
  • Participating Examiner (written questions), American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Co-Sponsor and Lecturer, Lorenz Lactosorb Training Course, Drake Hotel, Chicago
  • Co-Director and Lecturer, Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University/ Institute for the
  • Unborn Baby Postgraduate Seminar, Structural Fetal Anomalies: Prenatal Assessments and Newborn Outcomes, Chicago, IL
  • Reviewer, National Institutes of Health
  • Co-Director and Moderator, Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University/Institute for the Unborn Baby Postgraduate Seminar, Structural Fetal Anomalies: An Interactive Approach to Diagnosis and Management, Chicago, June 16-17, 2000
  • Cosmetic Surgery Medical Consultant, AMA,
  • Visiting Professor: K.L.E. Society’s Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka State, and Savitribai Phule Hospital and Laxmi Narayan Hospital, Kolhapur, India,
  •  Practice Parameters Committee ASPS
  •  Finance Committee ASPS
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Transplantation Research and Medicine by ClinMed International Library, January 29, 2015
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Transplantation Research and Medicine

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680 North Lake Shore Drive
Suite 1125
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-7777