Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Director, Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program
Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Extracorporeal Life Support Programs
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children
Co-Chair, World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery 2021
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, M.D., FACS, FACC, FCCP is Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and Director of the Andrews/Daicoff Cardiovascular Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. He is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation Program and the Extracorporeal Life Support Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute. Dr. Jacobs has been a cardiothoracic surgeon at Johns Hopkins 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 Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on National Databases and Co-Chair of the 2021 World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. He is Chair of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS) Committee on Quality Improvement and Outcomes. Dr. Jacobs is also Founding Secretary of The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) and a previous 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.