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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 - 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 3/8/2022, 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

132 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 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

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

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

I am very comfortable with Dr Jacob. This was my 3rd visit and I feel like I am in excellent hands right now

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Received excellent service with Dr. Miriam Jacob, Dr. Dan Cantillon, and Paul Egan from the device clinic it was beyond what I expected. They are the reason the Cleveland Clinic is rated #1.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

I am so happy and fortunate to have Dr Jacob as my physician. She's smart, spunky and encouraging.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Absolutely love Dr. Jacob. Never feel rushed & always takes whatever time you need.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Jacob's was completely engaged with us and did an excellent job of explaining my husband's condition. Far superior to our cardiologist at home whose communicative skills are nonexistent. She was very empathetic but did not sugarcoat his condition and we left feeling our trip was very worthwhile. At least we can trust our cardiologist's medicine if not his people skills

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Jacob is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Best doctor Dr Jacob

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Probably the best doctor that I have ever dealt with. Extremely impressed with knowledge, ability to communicate information and her personality.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Jacob is amazing. She is always very thorough and always listens to me and asks for my input. She always gives me options and I feel involved in my own care. I trust her!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Jacob is excellent. I very much enjoyed our first meeting. She was great at explaining items to me, helping me understand the next steps, what changes were being made and why they were being made, answered all of my questions, she made sure all of my concerns were discussed. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the years ahead.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Jacob is one of the best physicians I've ever seen. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and treats you as a whole person. She is thorough and informative.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Doctor Jacobs is a true asset to the clinic and always has my best interest for my treatment

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr Jacob's has taken really good care of me as a patient and always concerned

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Both of my physicians were excellent. Very compassionate took their time and listened to me.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Love this doctor a great deal

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr Jacob displays a high degree of empathy and compassion. She listens to my concerns related to my condition as well as personal.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Always a great experience seeing Dr Jacobs.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

An individual by the name of Ashley spent over an hour with me arranging an appointment with1) Dr. Jacob 2) an echocardiogram ( she went through the effort to find a Clinic location to perform it prior to my cardiologist appointment)3) an EKG4) bloodworkShe was absolutely amazing, I apologized for being such a problem and was told she "was just doing her job "Amazing!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Jacob is a knowledgeable, professional, but most of all, a very caring physician. I couldn't ask for better care.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr. Jacob is an amazing doctor who really gets to know her patients and goes that "extra mile" to help them. Always

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Jacob is extremely kind and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

All aspects of appointment handling were excellent. Time-lag to see the doctor from the date I scheduled was a bit long.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Jacob is a caring and astute doctor who takes the time to go over all issues and questions.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr Jacob to anyone that has some degree of heart failure. I feel like she has been a lifesaver for me.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Jacob is an excellent physician; I am so fortunate to have her as my cardio/pulmonary Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Jacob explains things in an easy to understand fashion -- and provides a sufficient amount of information to understand test results or her directions regarding medications.

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.

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