Jay A. Jacobson, MD

Research Interests

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Medical Errors
  • Advance Directives
  • Education, Professional
  • Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
  • Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient
  • Truth Disclosure
  • Professionalism


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Professor Emeritus
  • Divisions: Medical Ethics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Infectious Disease)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Statement

My research focuses on clinical medical ethics, professional conflicts of interest, disclosure of medical errors, and end of life decision making. I am also interested in the ethical issues that arise in the context of infectious diseases.

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training Frontline Leadership Training Program, SL Valley Hospitals
Fellowship University of Chicago
Social Ethics
Visiting Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Florida
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Florida
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Florida
Undergraduate University of Michigan

Selected Publications


  1. Jacobson JA (2009). A Surgeon with HIV. Virtual Mentor, 11, 933-937.


  1. Cairns B, Jacobson JA (2009). No One Ever Said Apologies Are Easy. Standard-Examiner, pp. D1, D5.