Fred M. Jacobs, MD, JD
Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D., serves as Executive Vice President of St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he engages with federal and state governments and regulatory and accreditation agencies. Dr. Jacobs, a Professor of Medicine, previously served as Chair of the Department of Medicine and as a member of the University Board of Trustees.
Dr. Jacobs’ far-reaching experience spans academic medicine, hospital administration, and government. He has focused his career on improving health care safety, quality and affordability — and he also works to strengthen the medical education of future physicians.
In addition to his work at St. George’s, Dr. Jacobs also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and is a member of the New Jersey Medical School Board of Advisors. His government service spans the administrations of Governors Richard Codey and Jon Corzine. Dr. Jacobs served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services under both administrations and played a critical role in the adoption of the New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act.
Dr. Jacobs served as President of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners from 1993-1995. Dr. Jacob’s commitment to improving health care quality includes his work at Barnabas Health, where he was Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Executive Director of the Saint Barnabas Quality Institute.
Dr. Jacobs earned an AB from Colgate University. His post-graduate education spans the fields of medicine and law. Dr. Jacobs holds an MD AOA degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and a JD degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Newark. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, and also is a member of the Bar of New Jersey and Florida.