Thomas Jensen, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Marquette University (WI) (2006)
Residency:
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc Program, Internal Medicine (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2016)
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
  • Physician

Research Interests

Insulin Resistance, Weight gain, Diabetes.

Publications

  • Jensen T, Wieland A, Cree-Green M, Nadeau K, Sullivan S. Clinical workup of fatty liver for the primary care provider. Postgrad Med. 2018 Nov 29;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30496690
  • Sánchez-Lozada LGG, Roncal-Jimenez CA, García-Arroyo FE, Jensen T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Editorial Focus: The Perils of Rehydrating with Soft Drinks Following Heat and Exercise. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2019 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30673300
  • Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Johnson RJ, Sippl R, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Copeptin and Estimated Insulin Sensitivity in Adults With and Without Type 1 Diabetes: The CACTI Study. Can J Diabetes. 2018 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30026043
  • Johnson RJ, Perez-Pozo SE, Lillo JL, Grases F, Schold JD, Kuwabara M, Sato Y, Hernando AA, Garcia G, Jensen T, Rivard C, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Roncal C, Lanaspa MA. Fructose increases risk for kidney stones: potential role in metabolic syndrome and heat stress. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Nov 8;19(1):315. PubMed PMID: 30409184
  • Jensen T, Niwa K, Hisatome I, Kanbay M, Andres-Hernando A, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Sato Y, Garcia G, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Kuwabara M. Increased Serum Uric Acid over five years is a Risk Factor for Developing Fatty Liver. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 6;8(1):11735. PubMed PMID: 30082907
  • Trostel J, Truong LD, Roncal-Jimenez C, Miyazaki M, Miyazaki-Anzai S, Kuwabara M, McMahan R, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Garcia GE. Different effects of global osteopontin and macrophage osteopontin in glomerular injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Oct 1;315(4):F759-F768. PubMed PMID: 29717936
  • Roncal-Jimenez CA, Sato Y, Milagres T, Andres Hernando A, García G, Bjornstad P, Dawson JB, Sorensen C, Newman L, Krisher L, Madero M, Glaser J, Gárcía-Trabanino R, Romero EJ, Song Z, Jensen T, Kuwabara M, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Experimental heat stress nephropathy and liver injury are improved by allopurinol. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Sep 1;315(3):F726-F733. PubMed PMID: 29667911
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Niwa K, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Milagres T, Cicerchi C, Song Z, Garcia G, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Correction: Increased Serum Sodium and Serum Osmolarity Are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Kidney Disease; 5 Year Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197941. PubMed PMID: 29772014
  • Milagres T, García-Arroyo FE, Lanaspa MA, Garcia G, Ishimoto T, Andres-Hernando A, Kuwabara M, Jensen T, Sato Y, Glaser J, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Johnson RJ, Roncal-Jimenez C. Rehydration with fructose worsens dehydration-induced renal damage. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Jul 13;19(1):180. PubMed PMID: 30005632
  • Lanaspa MA, Kuwabara M, Andres-Hernando A, Li N, Cicerchi C, Jensen T, Orlicky DJ, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Ishimoto T, Nakagawa T, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, MacLean PS, Johnson RJ. High salt intake causes leptin resistance and obesity in mice by stimulating endogenous fructose production and metabolism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 20;115(12):3138-3143. PubMed PMID: 29507217
  • Jensen T, Abdelmalek MF, Sullivan S, Nadeau KJ, Green M, Roncal C, Nakagawa T, Kuwabara M, Sato Y, Kang DH, Tolan DR, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Rosen HR, Lanaspa MA, Diehl AM, Johnson RJ. Fructose and Sugar: A Major Mediator of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. J Hepatol. 2018 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29408694
  • King C, Lanaspa MA, Jensen T, Tolan DR, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Johnson RJ. Uric Acid as a Cause of the Metabolic Syndrome. Contrib Nephrol. 2018;192:88-102. PubMed PMID: 29393133
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Hara S, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Bjornstad P, Nakagawa T, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Garcia G, Rodriguez-Iturbe B, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Uric Acid Is a Strong Risk Marker for Developing Hypertension From Prehypertension: A 5-Year Japanese Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2018 Jan;71(1):78-86. PubMed PMID: 29203632
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Niwa K, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Milagres T, Cicerchi C, Song Z, Garcia G, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Increased Serum Sodium and Serum Osmolarity Are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Kidney Disease; 5 Year Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 12;12(1):e0169137. PubMed PMID: 28081152
  • Kuwabara M, Kuwabara R, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Bjornstad P, Andres-Hernando A, Sato Y, Jensen T, Garcia G, Ohno M, Hill JO, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. "Metabolically Healthy" Obesity and Hyperuricemia Increase Risk for Hypertension and Diabetes: 5-year Japanese Cohort Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28922565
  • Kuwabara M, Niwa K, Hisatome I, Nakagawa T, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Andres-Hernando A, Bjornstad P, Jensen T, Sato Y, Milagres T, Garcia G, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia Without Comorbidities Predicts Cardiometabolic Diseases: Five-Year Japanese Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2017 Jun;69(6):1036-1044. PubMed PMID: 28396536
  • Kuwabara M, Bjornstad P, Hisatome I, Niwa K, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Milagres T, Sato Y, Garcia G, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Elevated Serum Uric Acid Level Predicts Rapid Decline in Kidney Function. Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(4):330-337. PubMed PMID: 28285309
  • Kuwabara M, Hisatome I, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Niwa K, Andres-Hernando A, Jensen T, Bjornstad P, Milagres T, Cicerchi C, Song Z, Garcia G, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Ohno M, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. Increased Serum Sodium and Serum Osmolarity Are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Kidney Disease; 5 Year Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 12;12(1):e0169137. PubMed PMID: 28081152
  • Roncal-Jimenez CA, Milagres T, Andres-Hernando A, Kuwabara M, Jensen T, Song Z, Bjornstad P, Garcia GE, Sato Y, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. The effects of exogenous desmopressin on a model of heat stress nephropathy in mice. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 Dec 21;:ajprenal.00495.2016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28003190
  • Song Z, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Lanaspa-Garcia MA, Oppelt SA, Kuwabara M Md PhD, Jensen T, Milagres T, Andres-Hernando A, Ishimoto T, Garcia GE, Johnson GC, MacLean PS, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Tolan DR, Johnson RJ. Role of Fructose and Fructokinase in Acute Dehydration Induced Vasopressin Gene Expression and Secretion in Mice. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Nov 16;:jn.00781.2016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27852737
  • Roncal-Jimenez CA, Milagres T, Andres-Hernando A, Kuwabara M, Jensen T, Song Z, Bjornstad P, Garcia GE, Sato Y, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ. The effects of exogenous desmopressin on a model of heat stress nephropathy in mice. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 Dec 21;:ajprenal.00495.2016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28003190
  • Song Z, Roncal-Jimenez CA, Lanaspa-Garcia MA, Oppelt SA, Kuwabara M Md PhD, Jensen T, Milagres T, Andres-Hernando A, Ishimoto T, Garcia GE, Johnson GC, MacLean PS, Sanchez-Lozada LG, Tolan DR, Johnson RJ. Role of Fructose and Fructokinase in Acute Dehydration Induced Vasopressin Gene Expression and Secretion in Mice. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Nov 16;:jn.00781.2016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27852737
  • Roncal-Jimenez CA, Ishimoto T, Lanaspa MA, Milagres T, Hernando AA, Jensen T, Miyazaki M, Doke T, Hayasaki T, Nakagawa T, Marumaya S, Long DA, Garcia GE, Kuwabara M, Sánchez-Lozada LG, Kang DH, Johnson RJ. Aging-associated renal disease in mice is fructokinase dependent. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 Oct 1;311(4):F722-F730. PubMed PMID: 27465991
  • Johnson RJ, Stenvinkel P, Jensen T, Lanaspa MA, Roncal C, Song Z, Bankir L, Sánchez-Lozada LG. Metabolic and Kidney Diseases in the Setting of Climate Change, Water Shortage, and Survival Factors. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Aug;27(8):2247-56. PubMed PMID: 27283495
  • Bjornstad P, Maahs DM, Jensen T, Lanaspa MA, Johnson RJ, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK. Elevated copeptin is associated with atherosclerosis and diabetic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2016 Aug;30(6):1093-6. PubMed PMID: 27141815
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Practice Locations

Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2650

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
Diabetes, Cholesterol, Calcium and Bone Issues

Care Philosophy
My philosophy is to provide outstanding care by establishing excellent patient relationships, providing thorough exams, doing effective testing, and offering appropriate treatments in collaboration with the patient.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Marquette University (WI) (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc Program, Internal Medicine (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2016)
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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