Our Team

Jennifer Waljee, MD, MPH, MS

Co-Director, Michigan OPEN Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery; Vice-Chair of Health Services Research; George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery; Director, Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy

Dr. Waljee serves as an associate professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Some of her research examines the variation in PROs across hospitals and surgeons, and the patient-, surgeon-, and hospital-level factors that drive this variation at the population level for four surgical conditions: bariatric, urologic, wrist, and spine surgery; the extent to which PROs are independent measures of quality compared with clinical outcomes; and the ways in which patients might use PROs in conjunction with clinical outcomes as measures of hospital and surgeon performance.