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Robert P. Jacobs.

Robert P. Jacobs, MD, MBA, is the chief executive officer of clinical enterprise and senior vice president for clinical affairs at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in these roles in an interim capacity since January 2004, while continuing to serve as chief medical officer, a position he had held since February 2003. As CEO/senior vice president for clinical affairs, Jacobs will have responsibility for the entire clinical enterprise, including University Hospital of Brooklyn and the faculty practice plan. Jacobs was awarded his MD from the NYU School of Medicine in 1968 and completed his postgraduate training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in internal medicine and rheumatology. He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health and then returned to Johns Hopkins to complete his postgraduate training and join the faculty.

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Jacobs joined the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1976 where he achieved the rank of professor of medicine and served as chief of the division of rheumatology. Due to his interest in medical economics and hospital administration, he then assumed the role of vice president for medical affairs at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia where he also served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and actively participated in the rheumatology fellowship raining program.

Jacobs received his MBA from the Wharton School before returning to New York in 1991 where he served as medical director of the hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as associate professor of medicine. Jacobs left academic medicine to serve as the regional medical director for New York of Oxford Health Plans in 1995. He returned to academic medicine in 1998 serving as chief medical officer, then president of University MSO at the NYU Medical Center before joining SUNY Downstate Medical Center in February 2003.
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Title Annotation:Members on the Move
Publication:Physician Executive
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Sep 1, 2004
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