Laurie Jacobs, M.D., FACP, AGSF
Associate Dean for the Office of Chair Support and Development
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Dr. Jacobs is a Professor and the Founding Chair of the Department of Medicine at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, and Associate Dean for the Office of Chair Support and Development. Dr. Jacobs is also the Chair for the Department of Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center, since 2016.
Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Wesleyan University (Chemistry), and Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed an internal medicine residency and geriatrics clinical and research fellowships at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York, where she remained on the faculty as Geriatrics Division Chief, Vice Chair and Interim Chair of Medicine, as well serving on Einstein’s Executive Committee for Undergraduate Medical Education, prior to joining Hackensack Meridian.
Dr. Jacobs is a geriatrician, and in addition to clinical, administrative and leadership roles on faculty, she is a former Board Chair (2020) and President (2019) of the American Geriatrics Society, and served on the editorial board role for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society for more than a decade. Her research interests include anticoagulant use and systems of care for older adults and accountable care. She is the recipient of many awards and accolades in geriatrics and medicine.
Dr. Jacobs leads primary care and medical subspecialty clinical, research and educational programs for Hackensack University Medical Center, including the COVID acute clinical response, research and post-COVID Recovery Center, and also practices clinical geriatrics. At the School of Medicine, she has held a leadership role in the appointments and promotions committee, built a departmental faculty and assisted with curricular development.
Dr. Jacobs brings teaching and medical education and leadership experience, as well as an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary care of vulnerable populations to her role at the School of Medicine.