Miriam Jacob, MD, is a physician in the Section of Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.
Specialty interests: Heart failure, mechanical circulatory support (LVAD), heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension
Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic heart specialists perform more than 7,600 diagnostic cardiac catheterizations annually. Of these, Dr. Jacob performs 250 to 300 right heart catheterizations and endomyocardial biopsies, her specialties.
Success rates: Cleveland Clinic is recognized as a premiere facility for the treatment of heart failure and a leader in heart transplantation patient volume and quality outcomes. Since 2011, Cleveland Clinic has maintained the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure GOLD Plus Certification for improving the quality of care for patients with heart failure. In 2014, 53 heart failure patients received ventricular assist devices (VADs) at Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic physicians performed 65 heart transplants. You can find more information about Cleveland Clinic’s heart failure and transplantation programs at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Jacob earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, cum laude, from Duke University, Durham, NC, and her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. She served her residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center where she was Assistant Chief Resident. She trained for 4 years as a fellow in cardiovascular medicine and advanced heart failure and transplantation at Cleveland Clinic. She was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2013.
Publications and Research: Dr. Jacob has coauthored scientific papers in peer-reviewed cardiology journals, primarily related to heart failure, and coauthored chapters on heart failure and valvular disease in medical textbooks.
About Dr. Jacob: “I enjoy my field because I can help people navigate very tough situations in their lives. I enjoy both the science and the patient care aspect of heart failure.”
Leisure time activities: In her leisure time, Dr. Jacob enjoys concerts, travel and spending time with family.