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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

170 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Jacob is very thorough and attentive.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I am so fortunate to have Dr. Jacob as my Cardiologist. She listens and attends to me as a person with medical conditions as she weighs and designs my treatment protocol. I feel respected as I respect her.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Jacob was fantastic and she did a great job of letting me know that my care has been taken care of properly thus far.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Jacob was amazing. She had studied the files and knew my case (first time meeting with her). She was clear and concise with a warm and friendly style.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Very satisfied with my provider

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr Jacobs listened to all concerns and explained why she chose the treatment options she recommended. She was very caring & knowledgable.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Jacob has always been great. She is very knowledgeable and personable. Dr. Jacob always listens to my questions and answers them. If the question isn't quite in her area of expertise, she is comfortable letting you know, and I respect that.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Your doctors are the best, which is why I came to the clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Provider has an appropriate balance of social and scientific skills

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr Jacob is so kind and caring, and she listens and explains things very well. I never felt like she was rushing to get to her next patient, but took her time. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

love Dr Jacob!!!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I am thrilled that I am under Dr. Jacobs care, she listens, explains, and makes certain I understand my condition and her approach in treating me. I feel very fortunate to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

excellent communication from care provider

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Jacob is excellent. She saved my life! She got me the help I needed

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Very happy with my doctor and office staff

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr Jacob is wonderful!! Very professional and educational.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Jacobs is a wonderful professional and a great person

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Always a pleasant and caring experience with Dr. Jacob. She is also super-prompt with follow-up!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I have rated this as good because every thing went very well.The appt. was on time and Dr. Jacobs was on point with her concerns for medications and follow up appointment. The appt. was enjoyable. Thank you Floristine

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Doctor Jacob is the best

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Awesome doctors on the 8th floor. Past transplant (heart) area. *Emily & *Reese.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

The best dr.

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