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

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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 7/6/2020, 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

145 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 5
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

37 Patient Comments

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

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

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Jacobs is a wonderful professional and a great person

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.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Remarkable physician, I feel very fortunate to be in her care

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Jacobs for about 5 years and I have been very happy with her care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

We are very pleased with Dr. M. Jacob Excellent heart Dr We drive from Michigan 2 times a year for tests and check ups. Dr Jacob is very professional and knowledgeable. We come to Cleveland because it is known to have the best Dr's and best heart hospital in the world. I am proud to say we attend this hospital. We thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Jacob is compassionate, caring and is willing to listen to concerns. She is always available to any questions and truly treats her patients with optimal care.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

very pleasant experience for a doctor appointment,very thorough

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I already tell my associates I have 1 of the best physicians

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

We have been treated with great respect. The office of Dr. Jacob's works together. They are knowledgeable and very caring. They listen to your problem and what your needs are.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness and the willing to help from everybody i came in contact with. the hospital is spotless. kudos to housekeeping. doctors aren't trying to rush you out the door. I had a pleasant and fruitful experience and feel confident in my doctors. shuttle is convenient also.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Miriam Jacob is incredible. she is engaged in my complete care. she is easy to talk to and I'm treated with great respect

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Doc Jacob was everything I could want in a heart doctor. She was very explanatory, pleasant and took time to make sure I understood the things she explained was my problem. I n short, I felt she was very attentive to me and my problem.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr Jacob always listens to my concerns and explains thoroughly how we are going to approve the problem. She lets ME be a part of my care. I really appreciate that!!!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

She is wonderful. I'm so fortunate she is my Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Jacob always explains my issues and has taught me about my condition, especially about my CHF and how the extra fluid/lasix affects my being able to breath or not. I really feel that she is a wonderful, compassionate and caring Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Jacob is an extraordinary physician - an excellent listener, thoroughly knowledgeable, energetic and a giver of good advice. My thanks to her.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Jacob has excellent communication skills, my father liked her frankness and and her care of my dads situation

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

dr Jacob and her intern were wonderful. knowledgeable and concerned. only thing I would mention is that dr Jacob spoke medical language dry rapidly that was too much to absorb. didn't understand many of terms and a lot to take in. I was lucky to have my brother, a dr, with me to translate later. otherwise it would have been more of a concern. they spent a lot of time with me and I appreciated being able to see them.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I am always happy to see Dr Jacob and the staff!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Jacob is the kindest, caring, very professional, and educated about my health problems doctor. She never rushed me and made sure she asked if we had any questions . I feel very lucky to be able to have her see me.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

my care could not have been any better. I am very glad I went to Cleveland Clinic and I am very satisfied with my doctor and I would highly recommend them

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Jacobs is very professional and educational. Never have a bad experience when seeing her!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

everyone from valet to Dr. Jacob was a great experience! So friendly and helpful. I had a great appointment and am very thankful for all the help. Am so respectful of Dr. Jacob, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I am happy that *Dr. Jacob comes to Beachwood or Hillcrest Campus for appointments. So much easier than driving to Downtown Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I feel *Dr. Jacob gives her all & her expertise to help me feel better. At my age, I would never consider a heart/lung surgery, so she has so much wisdom on which medications work for me. Excellent dr.

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