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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
  • 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 23 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 - 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 3/13/2023, 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

210 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Jacobs greets you with a smile; sets you at ease; and communicates in an easily understandable and concise fashion. She listens -- patiently -- to your concerns and complaints, and responds accordingly. I sincerely believe she cares for me as a patient and does her utmost best to see that I receive the tests and treatment I need In a timely manner.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Jacob has a goop bedside manner which doesn't matter at all. I believe she is competent, knowedgeable, and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

I always recommend Dr.Jacob. She's a wonderful person and a good good doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Jacob is a GOD gifted Physician. Love Her

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I feel extremely fortunate to be her patient

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Have only good things to say about dr. Jacob and clinic

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr Jacob is an excellent physician who exhibits great intelligence in her field of cardiology. She is patient, kind, willing to take time to listen and talk, is complete in her instructions and desire to make the patient feel at ease and free to ask questions and has a positive and encouraging attitude and personality. My husband and I have complete trust In her care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

A visit with Dr Jacobs is having a conversation rather than a lecture. Really appreciate her willingness to discuss problems and listen to your concerns

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

I love Dr. Jacob! She is my only doctor who types up instructions relating to what we discussed and that really helps me to take better care of myself and to know what to do when certain things happen. She also directs my care in an emphatic way leaving me with no doubt as to how to proceed. She is very direct while still giving me options about how I want to proceed. She cares and it shows.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Always treated well by support staff as well as Doctor Jacob.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Schedulers do a great job as we travel in from MA. I see 3 different drs. they schedule testing a dr. appt. w/minimal wait time in between.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

*Dr. Jacob has a VERY positive attitude & demonstrates how much she cares about the individual patient. She is up front, honest & explains pros & cons - and then helps patient make own decision about care she is AWESOME.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Absolutely love Dr. Jacob

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Extremely happy with Dr Jacob

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Jacobs is very busy and it isnt always possible to get a 3 month appt. She is an excellent physician and is worth the wait.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Miriam Jacob is an exceptional cardiologist and person. I am fortunate to be her patient.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Cleveland Clinic is superlative because of physicians like Dr. Miriam Jacob.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Jacob is wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. She is caring and listens to your concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

The Cleveland Clinic, with the help of Dr. Miriam Jacob, the imaging Department, and Cardiology, went to great lengths to see me last minute due to medical necessities or progressive on-site of cardiac/coronary issues. Their willingness to to be responsive without hesitation and flexibility no doubt save my life. I love and cherish you all with all of my heart!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Jacob instill confidence that I am receiving the best of care. She respects me and supports my selfcare plan as a viable partner. She engenders an openness on my part to share with her such complimentary modalities as exercise, nutrition, and stress management.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Excellent overall experience! Dr. Jacob did an excellent job answering all my questions and gave me a lot of information in a short period of time. I would recommend her to anyone. Dr, Jacob's secretary Mary also did an outstanding job answering my questions and setting things up for me. I could not be any happier!!! Thank you to both!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Jacobs is an outstanding physician. I can say that as a physician myself.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Great experience. Very caring, very knowledgeable doctor

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Jacob was brilliant!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Ive always had a good relationship with Dr Jacobs We get along just great She is very good at what she does Plus shes a lovely person E very since she took over my care when Dr Hanna went out She has been just wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Exceptional God Bless Her, You really have someone who cares and are Outstanding. At her job

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Jacob is extremely knowledgeable, and shared a wealth if information with us. She truly aspires to help and explore all avenues for my existing heart failure.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Thank you Dr Jacob

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

She's an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

She's an exceptional doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

All the doctors at the Cleveland clinic has been wonderful to me and I will definitely recommend

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

*Dr. Jacob is very personable and easy to talk to. Answers my questions and explains things well. Shows she cares about about me as a person.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Always great experience with all phases of care during transplant. Medically, socially and emotionally every need of care was met above and beyond expectations. *Dr. Jacobs team is outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

I always appreciate the attention I get from Dr. Jacob.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

All the people that were working the day that we were there were very pleasant and helpful. Doctor Miriam Jacob was very thorough when talking to me about my heart problems and thyroid problems. She answered all my questions. I am so pleased and thankful that she took my case.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

She deserves 5 stars

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr. Jacob is very competent and caring. I am comfortable and trusting under her care.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr Jacob was very friendly, knowledgeable, detailed, caring, and efficient. Excellent. She two more tests that day. She also prescribed lasix and set a virtual appointment to for 2 months when we evaluate my progress and then possibly lessen my current heart medicine to another.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr.Jacobs is great!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Jacob is an extraordinary cardiologist and a great, caring person. She has been an integral part of my journey from pre-transplant to post-transplant. She is also a great listener!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Jacob is truly professional & cares for her patients. She's extremely knowledgeable & always takes the necessary time needed to listen to any concerns of her patients. She encourages & informs thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Kind & caring doc who always took the time to answer my questions

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Jacob was very personable & advised me about my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

This was my first visit with Dr. Jacob and the minute she entered the exam room, I knew I was going to like her!!! She made me feel very comfortable and was very easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Jacob is very personable and I feel is giving me the very best cardiology care

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Jacob was very thorough and took her time explaining all her concerns and my questions. She is very caring and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr Jacob as well as everyone was very helpful, professional and knowledgable. Dr Jacob helped to get me on the right path!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Very relaxing session. I felt comfortable asking all of my questions. Dr Jacob answered thoroughly and understandably.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr Jacob is always cheerful and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Jacob is great. She listens carefully and explains things very well.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Jacob is a wonderful, caring, detailed and knowledgeable doctor. I trust her with my life. She includes me in all of my treatment plans and always listens to me and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Excellent care during the office visit. Felt as if Dr. Jacob was truly concerned and wanting to provide the best possible options and care.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Jacob is awesome! She shows she cares about me znd my health every time.

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