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Avrum Jacobs, MD, is a staff physician in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He practices at Hillcrest Hospital where he is Director of the echocardiography lab. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography and holds Level II certifications in echocardiography and nuclear cardiography and is trained in cardiac computed tomography (CT).
.Dr. Jacobs earned his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University, New York, NY, and his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md. He served a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Chicago.
After completing his fellowship, he joined Cardiovascular Consultants of Cleveland, in Willoughby, Ohio. Since 2008 he has been in private practice with Cardiovascular Associates of Cleveland in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
Dr. Jacobs has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on his original research related to cardiac imaging. He also has published reviews, case reports and abstracts and has served as a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology and Women’s Health Journal.
Dr. Jacobs is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Cardiac imaging, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, transesophageal echocardiograms
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