Dr. Irving "Jake" Jacoby

Dr. Irving "Jake" Jacoby
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Undergrad: University of Miami (Chemistry)
Medical School: John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston City Hospital & The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases (The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital)

Dr. Jake Jacoby is Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine with subspecialty Boards in Infectious Diseases and in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was employed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and was a flight physician for New England Life Flight based in Worcester before joining the faculty at UCSD in 1984. He is a former Associate Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and was Hospital Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response at UCSD. He founded the Disaster Medical Assistance Team known as DMAT-San Diego CA-4 in 1991, and has been its Commander ever since. The team is a part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). He has led the team to over a dozen Federally-declared disasters since 1994, including the Northridge earthquake [January 1994]; the Olympic Games [Atlanta 1996]; the Grand Forks, North Dakota city evacuation after the flood of the Red River of the North [April 1997]; Hurricane Georges [Shreveport, LA and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,1998]; Ground Zero in NYC following the Terrorist Attacks on America [2001]; the Winter Olympics [Salt Lake City, 2002]; Super Typhoon Pongsona [Guam, 2002]; Hurricane Katrina [New Orleans, 2005]; Hurricanes Gustav and Ike [Louisiana, 2008]; and Hurricane Sandy [Long Island, NY, 2012]. He is Disaster Medicine Section Editor for the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is a member of the Hyperbaric Therapy Committee of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He has received numerous honors, including the Teaching Award from the Graduating Class of Emergency Medicine Residents in 2000; In 2004, he was elected to membership in the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars, and in 2007 received the UC Chancellor’s Associates Award for Community Service. In 2011 he participated in the sidHARTe Program [Systems Improvement in District Hospitals and Regional Training in Emergency Medicine], teaching emergency decision making in Ghana at the Mampong-Ashanti Government Hospital, as part of a joint program of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Ghana Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, and the GE Foundation. He is the author of numerous abstracts, papers and book chapters, and Associate Editor of the major textbook Disaster Medicine, published by Mosby–Elsevier. He continues to work at the UCSD Hyperbaric Medical Center, and participates in the Hyperbaric Medicine and EMS/Disaster Fellowships, and continues his involvement with disaster medical response. Publications

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