Department Psychiatry and Psychology
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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Adult Psychoparmacology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Medication Management
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Women's Health
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adult
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Major Depression
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
View all 15 Specialties +


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About Karen Jacobs, DO

Karen J. Jacobs, DO, is an Associate Staff physician in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Dr. Jacobs is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology. Prior to her appointment at Cleveland Clinic in 2006, she practiced outpatient psychiatry in the Cleveland area for 15 years.

Dr. Jacobs' many clinical interests include: anxiety and mood disorders, women's issues and adult attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Psychiatry - Neuro-Psy.
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Psychiatry Neuro-Psy
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Brentwood Hospital
Rotating Internship
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Adult psychoparmacology, attention deficit disorders, anxiety and mood disorders including OCD, Panic Disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and bipolar disorders, VNS and DBS, weight management/bariatric surgery evaluation, Women's Issues

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 9/17/2019, Dr. Jacobs 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

66 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Jacob is an outstanding psychiatrist and her parients love her as is demonstrated by how quickly her docket fills up. I would not think of going to another doctor regardless of the scheduling.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Nothing but accollades for Dr. Jacob. Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have her.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Jacobs is the greatest

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr Jacobs is an exceptional doctor. She is kind and compassionate and truly listens to me about any of my concerns. I would definitely recommend her.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Jacobs is the best doctor I have ever met. She is so caring and always always is there to help and support me. The Cleveland Clinic is so lucky to have her on their staff. She is the doctor with a personality everyone wants .. Thank you Dr. Jacobs you are one in a million!!!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Love Dr. Jacobs! She is just spread too thin

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

very good experience. Dr Jacobs does an excellent job treating me.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

love dr Jacobs!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

always enjoy seeing Dr Jacobs she has helped me very much

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr Jacobs is excellent - that's why I have been seeing her for almost 20 years.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Jacobs schedule was closed for too long. I kept calling. The next day I called again and her schedule was full! I should have seen her in January. April was the soonest I could get

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Jacobs is outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Jacobs is one of the most caring, compassionate and empathic doctors I've ever known!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

dr. Jacob's smart and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr. Jacobs is phenomenal. I felt fully heard, and she engaged me is a friendly, open, and partnering way.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

It was all good. A good experience and will continue to see my Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Jacob's made this appointment herself because of a problem I was having. I did not use the appointment desk. I usually email Dr. Jacob's when I have a problem.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Jacob's sees patients in her office, not in an exam room.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Really, my only complaint is every appt starts late, regardless of what time I am scheduled. But on the positive tip, she always spends enough time w/ me. She is not one of those docs who says, "50 minutes, you're done" I feel stable before I leave, and know I can MyChart message or call if necessary.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Dr. Jacobs is the BEST EVER!!!!

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