Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Right Heart Catheterization
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
View all 3 Specialties +


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About Miriam Jacob, MD

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

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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology, Heart Failure Transplantation
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Duke University
Internal Medicine
Durham, NC USA

Medical Education - University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Heart failure, mechanical circulatory support (LVAD), heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension

Awards & Honors

  • Haskel Schiff Award for Excellence in the Practice of Clinical Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • First Year Fellow of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • Fredric J. Pashkow Stress Lab Fellow of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • Razavi Award for Clinical Excellence, Cleveland Clinic
  • Tarazi Award for Cardiovascular Research, Cleveland Clinic
Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/14/2019, Dr. Jacob has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

i love Dr Jacobs.she is polite and very caring. i never have to worey about anything if I have a problem she will takw carw of it

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

everything was wonderful. Dr Jacob is always friendly, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I like this doctor very much she's very bright and very pleasant. However I did not feel that she knew my case thoroughly and somehow I didn't walk out thinking I had learned anything new. I am somewhat disappointed.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Jacob seemed to be in a hurry to get through the appointment. This is not usually the case and it was not comfortable. She told me that she should have scheduled me for an echo cardiogram, but she forgot. And that I should have this done annually. Now I won't have it until next year's appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

doctor Jacob was very knowledgeable, and answered all questions in a professional and kind manner. She made me feel so much more positive about my condition and treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Jacob is a wonderful doctor and works with me on solutions with the utmost friendly manner!

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Excellent interface with the doctor.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Miriam Jacob is a phenomenal cardiologist. she listens, discusses all issues and her genuine compassion is what every patient deserves. she is an amazing person and I'm lucky to have her as my cardiologist. thank you, Dr. Jacob!

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Miriam Jacob was recommended to me three years ago. I am grateful that she accepted me as a patient as my cardiac history is complex. I use my chart to communicate with her frequently and she responds within hours. she explains things in a way that I can understand. we make decisions together and she is great with my spouse

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I have already recommended others to Dr. Jacob and the Cleveland Clinic. it is worth the 3.5 hour drive from Dayton to Cleveland and I've been traveling to the Clinic very 2 months for the last six months

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Jacob is a phenomenal cardiologist - outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Jacobs is very personable and has a lot of knowledge. She answered all my questions. I just love her personality and is very patient friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

dr. jacob is one of the most interested and caring specialists I have ever encountered

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Jacobs and staff to anyone. feel fortunate to have such a talented and caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Jacob is fantastic. extremely personable and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

I always feel that Dr. Jacob listens to me and explains her treatment plan very clearly to me.I trust Dr. Jacob !!!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

my visits are always great with Dr Jacobs, and her staff

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I love this doctor and her staff! They are efficient, can answer questions ,and are kind!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Miriam Jacob is a highly competent and caring physician. Her knowledge and abilities are extraordinary.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

I was impressed how Dr Jacob addressed my meds and recommendations made.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

The nurse and Dr. Jacob were precisely on schedule.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Dr Jacob is efficient, knowledgeable and caring.

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