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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 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

285 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

66 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Jacob always is very involved in my condition. She is so easy to talk with and explains her responses so well for me to understand.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Simple put, the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I am always amazed by how incredible my doctor, physicians assistant, nurse practitioner, and nurses are. Words truly can't express my appreciation, respect, admiration, and love I have for their their wisdom, talents, care, patience, directness, understanding, willingness to listen, including me in my health care decisions, transparency, communication, and promptness. They very clearly show a love and passion for what they do. You have incredible human beings (true humanists) working and representing the Cleveland Clinics world renowned legacy!!!!

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

My oncologist wanted me to see *Dr. Jacob in May. I was unable to schedule that appointment as she was booked. My oncologist got me in.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Jacob demonstrates concern and compassion. She is a great listener and explains things well. She involves me in her decision making and values my opinion. I feel very lucky to have her as my Doctor.

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!!!!!

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