Some things in life just come naturally, and for Dr. Jesse Flaxenburg, a career in medicine was one of them. Not only did he love math and science from an early age, but he also loved working with people and wished to have a direct impact on their lives. Medical school seemed the natural choice.
Growing up on a sheep farm in Pennsylvania, Dr. Flaxenburg stayed on the East Coast for college, attending the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree. He first became interested in the kidney and the study of nephrology while in medical school at Yale University. He became very interested in the study of kidney transplantation and wrote his thesis on the topic.
Upon graduating from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1999, Dr. Flaxenburg went on to complete his internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Department of Internal Medicine. After completing his residency in 2002, Dr. Flaxenburg stayed on at BWH, where he served as a fellow in nephrology and took on an academic appointment as a clinical teaching fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Upon completing his training, Dr. Flaxenburg moved to Colorado Springs and joined Pikes Peak Nephrology Associates. He became board certified in nephrology shortly thereafter. Dr. Flaxenburg is proud to be part of the Pikes Peak Nephrology team and considers his seven partners to be some of the most talented and dedicated physicians with whom he has had the pleasure of working.
When it comes to patient care, Dr. Flaxenburg works to educate his patients on their health and treatment options. Not only does this approach help optimize results, he finds it helps make patients feel more comfortable as well. He ensures continuity of care by keeping an open line of communication with his patients’ referring physicians.
In his free time, Dr. Flaxenburg loves to take advantage of the beautiful state he feels lucky to call home. Married for 16 years, he enjoys getting outdoors, hiking and skiing with his wife and their four children. Dr. Flaxenburg loves his community and the job that allows him to serve it.