Jeffrey Phillip JacobsMD, FACS, FACC, FCCP
Dr. Jeffrey P. Jacobs, M.D., FACS, FACC, FCCP is Director of the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute and Professor of Cardiac Surgery (PAR) in the Division of Cardiac Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He is also Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation Program and Director of the Extracorporeal Life Support Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. Dr. Jacobs has been a cardiothoracic surgeon at All Children’s Hospital since 1998.
Dr. Jacobs is Editor in Chief of Cardiology in the Young, one of the most widely read journals dedicated to patients with pediatric and congenital cardiac disease. He is Vice President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.
Dr. Jacobs received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine through the Honors Program in Medicine. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research 1988. He then completed a five-year residency in General Surgery followed by a two-year residency in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs spent an additional year at the University of London in England training in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children; this Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship was through the Overseas Doctors Training Scheme of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr. Jacobs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He also has the Congenital Heart Surgery Certificate from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP). He is a member of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), The Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS), and The European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA). He is founding Secretary of The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS).
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD Chairs of three Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Task Forces related to the STS Database: In 2006, 2007, and 2009, he was appointed Chair of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Task Force, the STS Database Task Force on Longitudinal Follow-up and External Linkages, and STS Database Public Reporting Task Force, respectively. He is also Co-chair of the Joint EACTS-STS Congenital Database Committee and Chair of the CHSS Committee on Quality Improvement and Outcomes.
In January 2010, Dr. Jacobs was appointed to the Task Force on Clinical Data Standards of American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA). He was then selected to be a member of the “Key Data Elements and Definitions in Pediatric Cardiology Electronic Health Records Writing Committee” as the Task Force liaison for the “ACCF/AHA Task Force on Clinical Data Standards”.