Alice K. Jacobs, MD

Professor, Medicine

Alice Jacobs
88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion


A professor of medicine and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology at Boston Medical Center, has been very involved in the American Heart Association. On a national level at the AHA, she is currently President -Elect, chair of the Professional Education Committee, a member of the Science Advisory Coordinating Committee and chair of the Council on Clinical Cardiology Program Committee. She is also involved in local AHA activities and currently serves as President of the Northeast Affiliate. In addition, Dr. Jacobs plays an active role in the American College of Cardiology. She has been a member of several ACC writing groups establishing training criteria in interventional cardiology, assessing and maintaining competence in interventional cardiology and updating guidelines for the performance of percutaneous coronary intervention. In addition, she is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology Test Committee and the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Dr. Jacobs’ major research activities are in the area of invasive cardiology and revascularization strategies. Currently she is the site principal investigator of several multi-center trials including the NHLBI funded BARI 2-D, SHOCK, and OAT trials and the NHLBI Dynamic Registry. She is also active in the area of heart disease in women and has evaluated the acute and long-term outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention in women in comparison to men.

Expertise includes: Interventional Cardiology; Coronary revascularization; Sex-based differences in cardiovascular disease.


  • Saint Louis University, MD
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA


  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Hochberg CP, Jacobs AK. Prehospital delay in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: time for change. Coron Artery Dis. 2018 Aug; 29(5):368-370. PMID: 29979256.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Berry NC, Kereiakes DJ, Yeh RW, Steg PG, Cutlip DE, Jacobs AK, Abbott JD, Hsieh WH, Massaro JM, Mauri L. Benefit and Risk of Prolonged DAPT After Coronary Stenting in Women. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Aug; 11(8):e005308. PMID: 30354781.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Levine GN, Dai X, Henry TD, Calfon Press M, Denktas AE, Garberich RF, Jacobs AK, Jaski BE, Kaul P, Kontos MC, Stouffer GA, Smith SC. In-Hospital ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Improving Diagnosis, Triage, and Treatment. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jun 01; 3(6):527-531. PMID: 29466558.

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  • Published on 5/14/2018

    Jacobs AK, Pande AN. Revascularization for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: The Courage to Use What We Have Learned. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 May 14; 11(9):876-878. PMID: 29747918.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Green JL, Jacobs AK, Holmes D, Chiswell K, Blanco R, Bates ER, French W, Kupas DF, Mears G, Roe M, Nallamothu BK. Taking the Reins on Systems of Care for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Report From the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 May; 11(5):e005706. PMID: 29716933.

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  • Published on 3/12/2018

    Hannan EL, Samadashvili Z, Cozzens K, Berger PB, Chikwe J, Jacobs AK, Walford G, Ling FSK, Venditti FJ, Gold J, King SB. 2017 Versus 2012 Appropriate Use Criteria for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Impact on Appropriateness Ratings. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Mar 12; 11(5):473-478. PMID: 29519380.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Hannan EL, Zhong Y, Berger PB, Jacobs AK, Walford G, Ling FSK, Venditti FJ, King SB. Association of Coronary Vessel Characteristics With Outcome in Patients With Percutaneous Coronary Interventions With Incomplete Revascularization. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Feb 01; 3(2):123-130. PMID: 29282471.

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  • Published on 1/10/2018

    Langabeer JR, Henry TD, Fowler R, Champagne-Langabeer T, Kim J, Jacobs AK. Sex-Based Differences in Discharge Disposition and Outcomes for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients Within a Regional Network. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 08; 27(8):1001-1006. PMID: 29319393.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Rymer J, Kaltenbach L, Kochar A, Hess C, Krucoff M, Gilchrist IC, Messenger J, Jolly SS, Jacobs AK, Abbott J, Wojdyla D, Rao SV. COMPARISON OF RATES OF BLEEDING AND VASCULAR COMPLICATIONS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER TRIAL ENROLLMENT IN THE SAFE-PCI TRIAL FOR WOMEN. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018; 71(11):A1159.

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  • Published on 10/15/2017

    Koshy LM, Aberle LH, Krucoff MW, Hess CN, Mazzaferri E, Jolly SS, Jacobs A, Gibson CM, Mehran R, Gilchrist IC, Rao SV. Comparison of Radial Access, Guided Femoral Access, and Non-Guided Femoral Access Among Women Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. J Invasive Cardiol. 2018 01; 30(1):18-22. PMID: 29035844.

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