Dr. Jessica Bienstock is the associate dean for Graduate Medical Education and the designated institutional official at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Prior to her current position, she was the medical student clerkship director for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins for seven years, as well as the residency program director for 16 years.
Dr. Bienstock serves as a leader both for Johns Hopkins and for residency and fellowship programs around the country. She is the Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the ACGME Board of Directors and a member of the Back to Bedside Working and Advisory Group. She also serves on the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s UME-GME Review Committee. Previously, she served as Chair of the ACGME Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology and was elected as the Chair of the Council of Review Committee Chairs. She was a member of the ACGME Common Program Requirements Phase 1 and Phase 2 Task Forces and led the development and piloting of the Milestones for Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a senior oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Bienstock is a founder and co-lead of the Virtual Visiting Elective in Equitable Healthcare, an elective designed to recruit fourth-year medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine and allies for residency at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Bienstock’s clinical work focuses on the management of women with high-risk pregnancies. Her work gained national recognition when she cared for the first reported long-term survivor of fetal bilateral renal agenesis treated with serial amnioinfusion and who has since successfully undergone renal transplantation. This work changed the treatment options offered to families facing this previously uniformly fatal fetal diagnosis.