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Meet the Faculty: Matthew Jensen, MD

Matthew Jensen, MD, answers questions about his hobbies, bucket list, and childhood career goals. Get to know our faculty on a more personal level as we spotlight someone for each issue of NeurologyNews!

Meet the Faculty: Matthew Jensen, MD

Dr. Jensen and His Family

What are your hobbies?
Biking, exploring, skiing, going on adventures with my wife and kids.
What is your favorite meal/dessert?
Great question because I should have added eating to one of my hobbies. In DC there is a sandwich shop called Jetties which makes a Thanksgiving type of meal served on a sandwich. It is amazing and one of my favorite meals.  For dessert I mostly love banana or oreo themed treats whether that be pie, cake, ice-cream etc.
What are one or two things you want to learn to do?
There are so many things I would love to learn, but recently I have been thinking I wanted to learn how to use and operate a telescope, and where we recently moved there is a small private airport that has made me consider learning how to fly.

What is one thing that can instantly make your day better?
Getting outside into the sun.
What song always gets you out on the dance floor?
My older brother brainwashed me into loving the Bee Gees so pretty much any Bee Gees song gets me going.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I am air assault trained and technically know how to fast rope out of a helicopter but I am a little out of practice currently. 

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Visit Australia – partially inspired by Dr. Majersik.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a doctor. I was inspired by the immune system as a young child dealing with a common GI bug and I continue to be amazed by the human body.  
What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Honestly, I have not attended very many. But my all-time favorite and one that I would recommend is BYU Homecoming Spectacular. I have been a few times. The first time Ben Rector was part of the concert, which made it even better. It is amazing to see the broad talent of college students and the fun dancing, singing, and other performances that are part of this event—very entertaining!
What is your favorite thing about your career?
I appreciate the feeling that I am trying to help the world and thinking/hoping that I am a net positive. I love getting to push my brain to try and solve complex problems.

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