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Past President

Allan D. Jensen, MDAllan D. Jensen, MD

Dr. Jensen has served on the Academy's Board of Trustees since 1988: as councilor in 1988; as trustee-at-large in 1992; as senior secretary for Advocacy from 1996 to 2002; and as president in 2004. Among the numerous Academy positions Dr. Jensen has held are: secretary for Federal Affairs from 1993 to 1995; chair of the Council from 1990 to 1991; chair of the Federal Economic Policy committee from 1987 to 1992; Mid-Atlantic chairman of the National Eye Care Project; member of the inaugural Quality of Care committee; member of the Long Range Planning committee; and member of the National Coordinating Committee for Diabetes 2000.

Dr. Jensen received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1968 and completed a cornea fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and Retina Foundation in 1973. He served as an exchange resident at Khalili Hospital in Shiraz, Iran, in 1972. He served as a major in the United States Air Force at the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas from 1974 to 1976.

Dr. Jensen is chairman of the board of the Baltimore Opera Company, past member of the Maryland Health Care Commission, chair of the Commission on Aging of the City of Baltimore and president of the Center for a Healthy Maryland, the foundation of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society. He also serves on the national advisory boards of the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries, the Johns Hopkins Peabody Music Conservatory and the Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Jensen is currently an associate professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and has a private practice.