Jill Tseng

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Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine
Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2018, Gynecologic Oncology
Galloway Fellowship for Residents, Gynecologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2013, Gynecologic Oncology
Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimor, MD, 2014, Gynecology and Obstetrics
M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH, 2010
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, CA, 2003, Molecular and Cell Biology, Emphasis in Neurobiology
Phone: (714) 456-7971
Email: jillt2@hs.uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
3800 W. Chapman Ave.
Suite 3400
Mail Code: 3200
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Dr. Tseng has specific research interests in the peri-operative care of women undergoing gynecologic surgery. She is also interested in novel therapeutics for the treatment of gynecologic cancers and is active in clinical trial enrollment and oversight.
Awards and Honors
UC Berkeley Alumni Scholarship – Leadership Award
Awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership in school, extracurricular activities, community activities, employment, or extraordinary personal situations.

Academy of Medicine Richard D. Ruppert, M.D. Scholarship
Awarded to a medical student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, as well as service and leadership.

McGraw-Hill/Lange Achievement Award
Awarded to the two top students completing the first year of the medical school curriculum.

College of Medicine Academic Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to continuing medical students who have demonstrated superior academic performance in the medical school curriculum.

Richard F. and Frances S. Leighton Scholarship
Scholarship established by Dr. Leighton, Professor and Dean Emeritus of the former Medical College of Ohio. Awarded to a medical student with exceptional academic merit who exemplifies Dr. Leighton’s admirable qualities.

Dr. Norman E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship
Given annually to a student with demonstrated excellence in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship.

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Nominated by faculty and fellow medical students for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

College of Medicine – Medical Student Graduation Awards
Outstanding Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award
Medical Microbiology and Immunology Award
Anatomy and Neurobiology Award
Physiology Award

Excellence in Teaching Award
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Excellence in Teaching Award
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

The GBMC Outstanding Resident Award
The Greater Baltimore Medical Center/Johns Hopkins, Department of Gynecology

The AAGL Award for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

The Chao-Huang Hun, M.D., Humanitarian Award
Chosen by Residents and presented annually to a fourth year resident who exemplifies the ideals of compassion toward patients and colleagues.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

The Ungula Sinistra Award
Presented by the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Society to the Chief Resident displaying excellence in surgery and the determination, courage and self-sacrifice reminiscent of F.J. Montz, M.D., in providing passionate and exemplary care to those who need it most.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Gynecologic Oncology

The Golden Apple Award
Awarded to a clinical faculty member for outstanding teaching
UC Irvine, School of Medicine
Short Biography
Clinical interests: Dr. Tseng has extensive training in high complexity, multi-quadrant abdominopelvic surgery for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic malignancies. She also specializes in robotic surgery for gynecologic malignancies via the DaVinci platform.
1. Tseng J, Do J, Widdicombe JH, Machen TE. Innate immune response of human tracheal epithelium to Pseudomonas aeruginosa flagellin, TNF-alpha, and IL-1beta. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006;290: C678-90.
2. Hybiske K, Fu Z, Schwarzer C, Tseng J, Do J, Huang N, Machen TE. Effects of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator and ?F508CFTR on inflammatory response, ER stress, and Ca2+ of airway epithelia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007;293:L1250-60.
3. Chuang K, Elford EL, Tseng J, Leung B, Harris HW. An expanding role for Apolipoprotein E in sepsis and inflammation. Am J Surg. 2010;200(3):391-7.
4. Tergas AI, Tseng JH, Bristow RE. Impact of race and ethnicity on treatment and survival of women with vulvar cancer in the United States. Gynecol Oncol. 2013;129(1):154-8.
5. Jernigan AM, Fader AN, Nutter B, Rose P, Tseng JH, Escobar PF. Ovarian carcinosarcoma: effects of cytoreductive status and platinum-based chemotherapy on survival. Obstet Gynecol Int. 2013;490508.
6. Doll KM, Tseng J, Denslow SA, Fader AN, Gehrig PA. High-grade endometrial cancer: revisiting the impact of tumor size and location on outcomes. Gynecol Oncol. 2014;132(1):44-9.
7. Cripe J, Tseng J, Eskander R, Fader AN, Tanner E, Bristow R. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for recurrent ovarian carcinoma: analysis of 30-day morbidity and mortality. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(2):655-61.
8. Tseng JH, Long Roche K, Jernigan AM, Salani R, Bristow RE, Fader AN. Lifestyle and weight management counseling in uterine cancer survivors: a study of the Uterine Cancer Action Network. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015;25(7):1285-91.
9. Jelinic P, Schlappe BA, Colon N, Tseng J, Olvera N, Dao F, Mueller JJ, Huessein Y, Soslow RA, Levine DA. Concomitant loss of SMARCA2 and SMARCA4 expression in small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type. Mod Pathol. 2015;29(1):60-6.
10. Dao F, Schlappe BA, Tseng J, Lester J, Nick AM, Lutgendorf SK, McMeekin S, Coleman RL, Moore KN, Karlan BY, Sood AK, Levine DA. Characteristics of 10-year survivors of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2016;141(2):260-3.
11. Tseng JH, Suidan RS, Zivanovic O, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Levine DA, Abu-Rustum NR, Tew WP, Chi DS, Long Roche K. Diverting ileostomy during primary debulking surgery for ovarian cancer: Associated factors and postoperative outcomes. Gynecol Oncol. 2016;142(2):217-24.
12. Jelinic P, Eccles LA, Tseng J, Cybulska P, Wielgos M, Powell SN, Levine DA. The EMSY threonine 207 phospho-site is required for EMSY driven suppression of DNA damage repair. Oncotarget. 2017;8(8):13792-804.
13. Cherniak AD, Shen H, Walter V, Steward C, Murray BA…Tseng J… et al.; Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. Integrated molecular characterization of uterine carcinosarcoma. Cancer Cell. 2017;31(3):411-23.
14. Tseng J, Bisogna M, Hoang L, Olvera N, Rodriguez-Aguayo C, Lopez-Bernstein G, Sood A, Levine DA, Jelinic P. miR-200c-driven mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition is a therapeutic target in uterine carcinosarcomas. Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):3614. PMID: 28620240
15. Moulton LJ, Michener CM, Levinson K, Cobb L, Tseng J, Jernigan A. Compliance with research standards within gynecologic oncology fellowship: A Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Research Network (GOFRN) study. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;146(3):647-652.
16. Cowan RA, Tseng J, Murthy V, Srivastava R, Long Roche KC, Zivanovic O, Gardner GJ, Chi DS, Park BJ, Sonoda Y. Feasibility, safety and clinical outcomes of cardiophrenic lymph node resection in advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;147(2):262-266.
17. Cowan RA, Tseng J, Ali N, Dearie H, Murthy V, Gennarelli RL, Iasonos A, Abu-Rustum NR, Chi DS, Long Roche KC, Brown CL. Exploring the impact of income and race on survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer undergoing primary debulking surgery at a high-volume center. Gynecol Oncol. 2018;149(1):43-48. PMID: 29605049
18. Tseng JH, Aloisi A, Sonoda Y, Gardner GJ, Zivanovic O, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr. Less versus more radical surgery in stage IB1 cervical cancer: A population-based study of long-term survival. Gynecol Oncol. 2018;150(1):44-49. PMID: 29776598
19. Tseng JH, Aloisi A, Sonoda Y, Gardner GJ, Zivanovic O, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr. Long-term oncologic outcomes of uterine-preserving surgery in young women with stage IB1 cervical cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018;28(7):1350-1359.
20. Tseng JH, Cowan RA, Zhou Q, Iasonos A, Byrne M, Polcino T, Polen-De C, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Zivanovic O, Abu-Rustum NR, Long Roche K, Chi DS. Continuous improvement in primary debulking surgery for advanced ovarian cancer: do increased complete gross resection rates independently lead to increased progression-free and overall survival? Gynecol Oncol. 2018;152(1):24-31. PMID: 30126704
21. Tseng JH, Cowan RA, Afonso AM, Zhou Q, Iasonos A, Ali N, Thompson E, Sonoda Y, O’Cearbhaill RE, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum NR, Long Roche K. Perioperative epidural use and survival outcomes in patients undergoing primary debulking surgery for advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2018;151(2):287-293. PMID: 30185381
22. Aloisi A, Casanova JM, Tseng JH, Seader KA, Nguyen NT, Alektiar KM, Makker V, Chiang S, Soslow RA, Leitao MM Jr, Abu-Rustum NR. Patterns of FIRST recurrence of stage IIIC1 endometrial cancer with no PARAAORTIC nodal assessment. Gynecol Oncol. 2018;151(3):395-400. PMID: 30286945
23. Aloisi A, Tseng JH, Sandadi S, Callery R, Feinberg J, Kuhn T, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Brown CL, Jewell EL, Barakat RR, Leitao MM Jr. Is Robotic-Assisted Surgery Safe in the Elderly Population? An Analysis of Gynecologic Procedures in Patients =?65 Years Old. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019;26(1):244-251. PMID: 30421046
24. Cybulska P, Paula ADC, Tseng J, Leitao MM Jr, Bashashati A, Huntsman DG, Nazeran TM, Aghajanian C, Abu-Rustum NR, DeLair DF, Shah SP, Weigelt B. Molecular profiling and molecular classification of endometrioid ovarian carcinomas. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Sep;154(3):516-523. Epub 2019 Jul 21. PMCID: PMC6736779.
25. Du E, Perez M, Harken T, Tseng JH. Vaginal metastasis of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia resulting in hemorrhage: A case report. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2020 Sep 23;34:100651. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2020.100651. PMID: 33024806; PMCID: PMC7527717.
26. Aloisi A, Tseng J, Kuhn T, Feinberg J, Chi DS, Brown CL, Mueller JJ, Gardner GJ, Zivanovic O, Jewell EL, Long Roche K, Broach V, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr. Robotic Surgery in the Frail Elderly: Analysis of Perioperative Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(10):3772-3780. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08475-w. Epub 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32328983.
27. Rupasinghe M, Houshyar R, Chahine C, Bui TL, Glavis-Bloom J, Cheng C, Tseng J. A 61-year-old woman with jejunal lymphatic malformation visualized on computed tomography: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2021 May 27;15(1):302. doi: 10.1186/s13256-021-02872-9. PMID: 34039402; PMCID: PMC8157699.
28. Cybulska P, Tseng J, Zhou QC, Iasonos A, Delair DF, Mueller JJ, Long Roche KC, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr. Clinical outcomes of patients with endometrioid epithelial ovarian cancer following surgical treatment. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul 16. doi: 10.1002/jso.26597. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34270102.
29. Schmidt L, Crosland A, Pearre D, Tseng J, Jolley J. Rapid progression of cervical squamous cell carcinoma with delayed treatment in pregnancy. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2022 Mar 16;40:100960. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2022.100960. PMID: 35372656; PMCID: PMC8965899.
30. Tseng JH, Bristow RE. Complications associated with cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer: Surgical timing and surmounting obstacles. Gynecol Oncol. 2022 Jul;166(1):5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2022.06.001. PMID: 35725134.
BC1. Tseng J, Scheib S, Fader AN. Management of Complications. In: Falcone T, Escobar PF (Eds). Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery: A practical Approach in Gynecology. New York, NY: Springer-Verlage, 2014.
BC2. Tseng J, Tanner EJ. Ovarian Cancer. In: Johnson CT, Hallock J, Bienstock JL, Fox HE (Eds). The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.
BC3. Tseng JH, Leitao MM Jr. Tertiary Cytoreduction. In: Ayha A, Reed N, Gultekin M, Dursun P (Eds). ESGO Textbook of Gynaeologic Oncology. Turkey, Gune: Gunes Publishing, 2016.
OSB1 Grant (Outside-the-Box Grant or Ovarian Cancer Seed Bursary Grant), HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, Primary Investigators: Robert Giuntoli, M.D. and Jill Tseng, M.D., April 2011 – Oct 2012
Professional Societies
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)
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