After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science, Dr. Jacobs received his medical degree with honors from the Oregon Health & Science University. He completed both his internship and residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he enrolled in the Global Health & Underserved Populations Track, affording him the opportunity to work with underserved populations in both the Navajo Nation as well as Malawi, Africa. He then completed an Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco before returning to OHSU as a hospitalist in 2018. Dr. Jacobs' academic interests include narrative medicine, medical education, and global health. In his free time he enjoys reading fiction, writing poetry, and exploring national parks.
Areas of interest
- Hospital Medicine
- Narrative Medicine
- Medical Education
- Curriculum Development
- Global Health & Underserved Populations
- Healthcare Disparities
- Qualitative Research
- B.S., University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon 2009
- M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2014
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017
- University of California, San Francisco (CSF), Academic Hospital Medicine, 2018
Honors and awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- Thomas O'Toole Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Jacobs ZG, Elnicki DM, Perera S, Weiner D. An E-learning Module on Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: Effect on Medical Resident Attitudes, Confidence, Knowledge, and Clinical Skills. Pain Medicine, In Press.
Jacobs ZG. Global health in Malawi: a collection of poems. Ann Glob Health, In Press.
Jacobs ZG, Kaimila B, Wasswa P, Bui T. A case of massive splenomegaly due to chronic myeloid neoplasm. Malawi Medical Journal, In Press.
Jacobs ZG. Stories on a Whiteboard. The Living Hand (Medical Humanities): J Gen Intern Med – Web Edition. February 24, 2017.Available at http://www.sgim.org/web-only/medical-humanities/stories-on-a-whiteboard.
Jacobs ZG, Mohan N. A case of giant cell arteritis with lower extremity myositis on MRI. IJRCI2016; 4(1): CS8.
Jacobs ZG. I fed you milk as we condemned you to die. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jun; 31(6): 702
Phillips JB, Blanco-Sanchez B, Lentz JJ, Tallafuss A, Khanobdee K, Sampath S, Jacobs ZG, Han PF, Mishra M, Williams DS, Keats BJ, Washbourne P, Westerfield M Harmonin (Ush1c) is required in zebrafish Muller glial cells for photoreceptor synaptic development and function. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2011; 4: 786-800.
Jacobs ZG, Kennedy AJ, Anderson T, Bui T. Effect of Global Health and Underserved Populations Track on Graduates’ Career Choices following Internal Medicine Residency. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 May; Issue 2 Supplement: 85-922.
Jacobs ZG, Elnicki DM, Perera S, Weiner DK. An E-learning Module on Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) in Older Adults: Effect on Resident Attitudes, Confidence, Knowledge, and Practice Patterns. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(Suppl 2): 83–808.
Jacobs ZG, Gaetan S. Pittsburgh Narratives: A Multidisciplinary Workshop in Narrative Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(Suppl 2): 83–808.