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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac transplant
  • 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
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Shortness Of Breath
View all 24 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

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


  • 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 5/19/2021, 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

152 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Appreciate my new Doctor (Miriam Jacob)

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I had some concerns and Dr Jacob went over my concerns and we cleared up everything. Very compassionate and understanding

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Jacob is one of the most caring, knowledgeable doctors I have ever gone to. I highly recommend her to anyone asking about a cardiologist. Dr. Jacob is excellent; I trust her completely.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

The Nurse who took me back to the office was really kind and caring, I cannot remember her name but she went above and beyond the call. Dr. Jacob is very thorough in her exam and makes sure that I understand everything she tells me. She never rushes my appointment. I really trust her!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

I have recommended Cleveland clinic to many people and if warranted I recommend Dr M Jacobs

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I really like Dr Jacobs. Very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Very satisfied.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Jacob is without question one of my most treasured physician. I am so fortunate to have her care for my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Jacob was an excellent doctor I was lucky to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr Jacob listened to my needs, was uplifting and spunky! Just what a wanted in a doctor!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I've referred my brother and father to the Clinic, specifically Dr Jacob.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

I view Dr. Jacobs as the "gold standard" for cardiologists.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Jacob is the best cardiologist I have ever had, second to none!!! She is wonderful with both myself and my mother.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Jacob is very friendly and always willing to explain what we are discussing.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

You have a real gem in Dr Jacob. She is knowledgeable, thorough and so very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

I trust Dr Jacob and feel like I can talk to her about my health issues. She has been a lifesaver for me since she diagnosed PAH and prescribed the new drugs to help me breathe. We talked about going on a drug that I would have to be monitored in the hospital for 3 days to get started on. She understands why I am hesitant to go ahead with it.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Jacob is amazing snd such a great doctor!! thank you for everything you have done for me!!

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Jacob is wonderful! Can't emphasize this enough!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Jacobs is very caring, professional, explains what she recommends and follow through. Excellant!

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Ben was exceptional. he answered all and more of my questions

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Jacob is awesome! Exudes lots of energy, hopefulness and also promotes a sense if we'll being at the same time does all testing that would give her a clearer picture of what is going on with my health . She talks in terms that I can understand and I feel she cares.Love Dr. Jacob!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Jacob is a wonderful doctor. She always explains situations and options with great compassion and is very supportive. Am very blessed to have her on my care team.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

I love Dr. Jacob. she is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

I am so fortunate to have Dr. Jacob as my Cardiologist...insightful, genuine with an appropriate sense of humor. She knows her stuff.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

was an excellent experience. Dr Jacob is great.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr Jacob is outstanding. very personable, professional and knowledgeable. She listened well and made good recommendations.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

love Dr Jacob

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

in a way, the virtual call, was better than being in the Drs Office, because the Dr could spend more time answering my questions, rather than flying back and forth for answers .

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021


Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Jacob is patient and always explains everything in a clear manner. She listens to my concerns and is always willing to answer my questions. She is an amazing and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

This office visit was as a new patient, First impression: we thought the doctor and outcome met our expectations.

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