Jens U. Berli M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (317 Ratings, 74 Comments)


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Special focus on

  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Genital Cancer Reconstruction
  • Phalloplasty Procedures
  • Transgender Care


  • M.D., University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland 2007
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery/Ortho-Trauma, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007-2009
    • General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 2010-2012
    • Integrated Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012-2016
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2017


Dr. Jens U. Berli specializes in gender affirming surgery and offers a full range of facial, chest and phalloplasty procedures for transgender individuals.

Dr. Berli received his medical degree from the University of Zurich. His residency was spent in general surgery/ortho-trauma at Triemli City Hospital Zurich, in Switzerland, and in general surgery and plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

He gained his experience in gender surgery by working closely with Dr. Beverly Fischer and Dr. Bluebond-Langner during his time in Baltimore. In 2016, he spent elective time with the reconstructive urologists at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since 2014, Dr. Berli has been a visiting physician and traveling fellow at the premier centers for transgender health: Ghent University, Belgium; Preecha Aesthetic Institute, Bangkok, Thailand; St. Peter's Andrology Centre, London, U.K.; Belgrade Center for Genital Reconstructive Surgery, Serbia; and FACIALTEAM, Marbella, Spain.

Dr. Berli is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. His research interests include the effects of facial feminization on quality of life and the improvement of current phalloplasty designs. He is also involved in transgender advocacy and improved access for facial feminization.

OHSU Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides innovative, quality, expert care. We offer a broad range of services to create natural results for each patient.

The OHSU Transgender Health Program (THP) is dedicated to supporting access to high-quality, affirming and welcoming health care for trans men and women, gender nonconforming and nonbinary individuals. Our program recognizes the unique health care needs of people with diverse gender expressions and identities. The THP provides direct medical care as well as consultation, education, advocacy, support and policy development to promote competent care for transgender people.

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Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (317 Ratings, 74 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 06, 2018

    The provider was personable, friendly, very warm, personally attentive. I would highly recommend and I hope to have more appointments with him in the future.

  • Dec 01, 2018

    He was very skilled at what he did, gave me input into my care, and appeared helpful to his residents. At times I wished for his pacing to be a bit slower because I was very anxious about the procedure, but overall I'm extremely pleased with everything.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    Dr. Berli's always caring and always asks if you have any questions, and answers any questions that you may have and tries to explain fully exactly what's going to happen, and how it should turn out in the end. I appreciate everything he's done. Thanks.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    I think you did really well. Thank you.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    I got really great feedback and gave me alot of good information

  • Nov 22, 2018

    He was very kind and understandable of my gender struggles, friendly and very knowledgable. He helped erase any worries I had about the surgery.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr. Berli was great! He was friendly, caring, and knowledgeable.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Personable, informative, invites questions and provides understandable explanations, offers array of surgical options and collaborates with patient. Wish there was shorter wait time to access consult and surgery but am thankful his expertise and service is available.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Berli is really is great. Thank you so much for your help.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Provided breast reconstruction. Professional and personable throughout. Demonstrated outstanding skills and judgement.

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