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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

  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Amyloidosis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Shortness of Breath
View all 21 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 & Thoracic 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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Duke University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Durham, NC

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

Undergraduate - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC


  • 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/16/2024, Dr. Jacob has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

297 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 4.9
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

65 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

I recommend Dr. Jacob's to my friends. She the best.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

This was my first visit with my new Doctor Jacobs & I absolutely love her. She is very sweet & personable & made me feel very comfortable & cared for!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Great first visit with Dr Jacob. Very informative, caring and helpful. Took the time to inform, listen and educate. I felt very comfortable and confident with Dr Jacob

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr. Jacob is very thorough as well as being emotionally aware of her patients feelings. I appreciate this very much.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

Very satisfied with my new doctor

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr Jacob is the best

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr. Jacob is wonderful! She Is easy to talk with, pleasant and exhibits genuine concern for any issues I bring to her attention. She makes me feel at ease and spends an ample amount of time with me!!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Amazing provider!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Our experience with this doctor is excellent. She answers every question and the appointment is never rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Jacob is just phenomenal

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Have always had the highest regard for Dr. Jacob. She is highly qualified & always takes time to listen & explain things.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. JACOB IS very busy because she is a great doctor and sometimes I have to go longer between appointments because her appointments are filled.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

I had a hospital stay scheduled and I was scared. Dr. Jacob told me it was the right decision and that my life would be better and that I was in good hands. That gave me courage to go through with treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Always friendly and professional, pleasure to have Dr Jacob as a doctor

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Excellent Doctor and Intern. Very thorough

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Jacobs and her team are wonderful to work with. They are so positive and supportive. As I talk with people about Cleveland Clinic I rave about the care that I receive.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Excellent quality care by Miriam Jacobs! She calmed my fears and talked me through the entire procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Miriam Jacob is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Miriam Jacob's is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Doctor Jacob is fantastic. I'm very comfortable with her care.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Jacob was informative, kind and reassuring. She made us feel confident in my heart health care plan moving forward.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Jacob is such a professional, courteous and knowledgeable cardiologist. I really appreciate her attentiveness

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Jacobs was outstanding her patients were fortunate to have her skill.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Jacob literally saved my life and continues to take great care of me

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

This was just a follow-up, but Dr. Jacob was very prepared and informed of my medical history

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Excellent care by Dr Jacob, concern & care for the whole person & situation.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Miriam Jacob is a wonderful physician- she genuinely cares, she listens, she assists. She gives you her full attention. She is a genius!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Jacob as my provider, she is extremely professional and still very personally engaged.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Such great care, efficiency and overall treatment as a patient at CC is excellent. Dr Jacob is pleasant and thorough. Happy to have her and her team.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Love doctor Miram Jacob !! So friendly, knowledgeable, So Explanatory! She is Great!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

She saved my life ! She is fantastic!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Jacob is wonderfulshe listened to my concerns, spent an ample amount of time with me, answered all of my questions and made sure I was comfortable with any changes in my treatment plan. She's very professional, easy to talk to and UPBEATI like that in a doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Jacob is terrific. She is willing to work with me and values my input into my care decisions.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Jacobs is wonderful. After visiting with Dr. Jacobs explains everything thoroughly and answers all questions. She demonstrates a sincere empathy for your circumstances. When the visit is over you leave with such a positive feeling about your medical situations. I cannot imagine having a better cardiologist handling my medical needs.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Every opportunity I have I recommend the ClevelandClinic and Dr. Jacobs.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Excellent care from Dr. Jacob.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Jacob is an incredible human being and doctor. Blessed are those who know her and those whom she treats. Her wisdom, understanding, genuine concern, and heartfelt care/treatment are a blessing from God! I truly appreciate her, and her staff!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Jacob returns calls promptly.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Jacob never seems rushed while with us. We discussed all unrelated surgery. Dr. Jacob was very thorough discussing the cardiac aspect of surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Jacob is an amazing physician. She is invested in her patients and the best treatment plan for them.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

DR Jacob is charming!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Jacob is super cool and I always enjoy my appointments with her!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Very qualified provider

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I'm very fortunate to be treated by Dr. Jacob!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Excellent service provider!!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

We love Doctor JacobShe is very friendly and makes you feel at ease. She explains everything to you

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Jacob is awesome! She always takes the time to listen and is truly interested in my health-and that of my family!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Jacob is always respectful and takes the time to listen. She is helpful knowledgeable and an excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I love Dr Jacob, she is wonderful!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Everything thing from getting my appointment with Dr Jacob to Dr Jacob going over my test results and that I should be doing and things I shouldn't be doing, I was thoroughly pleased

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Yes I would recommend Dr Mariam Jacob. She is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Yes I would recommend Dr Mariam Jacob's practice

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

A very good experience I was very impressed with Dr Jacob's

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Jacob is wonderful! I'm so happy to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

As usual Dr. Jacob was fantastic! She has great rapport with her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Jacob has always been so pleasant and caring. I really appreciate her as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr miriam jacob is an excellent doctor and health care provider, my husband and I are very thankful that we were given Dr Jacob as my heart specialist when we reached out to Cleveland Clinic for second opinions and care.she is kind,smart,easy to talk with and understand ,professional,trustworthyand reassuring.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Jacob is the best! Her treatment plan and attention to my care has changed my life. I always feel that she is there for me and has my back! Also hard to come by these days when doctors are so busy!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Going to see Dr. Jacob is always a great experience. I go in feeling one way and always come out smiling!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Doctor Jacob is exceptional. Very informed, great communicater, professional, upbeat positive demeanor. As good as I have seen.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Jacob is excellent

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Jacobs is awesome! She listens, gives information in a caring manner. She is upbeat, enthusiastic and Is passionate about her field in cardiology. I would recommend her highly and am thrilled that she is my doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. M. Jacob

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

We love Dr. Jacob!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr M Jacobs is a treasure!

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