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

4.8 out of 5 (367 Ratings, 114 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

4.8 out of 5 (367 Ratings, 114 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

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Good! I'd recommend to friends and family.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Very happy to answer my questions and caring

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Jens Berli and his amazing team have saved my life. They cared for me with so much compassion and skill. I am forever grateful.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Berli and the whole team, the nurses and staff and everyone at OHSU was amazing for my visit. They were courteous and knowledgeable and made me feel confident in my surgery. I was really pleased with it. I had top surgery today, with Berli

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Friendly, attentive, and thorough! I felt totally at ease, and all of my questions were answered before I even asked them.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr Berli and the staff are always the best. I love them all

  • Jul 15, 2019

    It really really helps that Dr. Berli is very confident and you can tell that she's very confident in ability to use procedures and to help transgender and gender non conforming individuals. I really really respect that being a surgeon is being an artist and (INAUDIBLE) bunch of different people. Dr. Berli is a very very busy person, so I felt very very privileged to be able to have him do my (INAUDIBLE) surgery because she at this point a lot of people from the community are looking at him and not everybody gets to have Dr. Berli. So I'm very very extremely thankful. He did an amazing job and he was very very honest, but he was very kind about his honesty He wasn't disrespectful at all, and I really really do appreciate that.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Berli is an incredibly gifted and caring surgeon and it's wonderful that that he is at OHSU. I'm I feel very lucky to be able to be his patient. He's an exceptional Dr.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Excellent!Easy to understand clean office I’v Received the best care ever!5Star!Thanks,Dr.Berli:7/09/19

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Everyone is helpful and friendly. I felt very well taken care of. I didn't have to wait much at all - the whole experience was very smooth.

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