Brian Jacobson, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

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BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Residency and Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Chief Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

General Field of Work:

Therapeutic endoscopy; gastroesophageal reflux disease and its complications; general clinical gastroenterology

Affiliations other than medicine:

Department of Internal Medicine

Contact information:

Office/Lab: 85 East Concord Street, 7th Floor
Phone: (617)-638-6525
Fax: (617)-638-6529


Gastroesophageal reflux; Barrett’s esophagus; EUS; ERCP; Endoscopic mucosal resection

Summary of academic interest:

Dr. Jacobson studies risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus. His research funding is through the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Dr. Jacobson is currently Chair of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Health and Public Policy Committee. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is on the editorial board of the journal Digestive Diseases and Science. He also serves on the Graduate Training Examination subcommittee of the American Gastroenterology Association.

Recent Publications:

Jacobson BC, Somers SC, Fuchs CF, Kelly CP, Camargo CA. Body-mass index and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux in women. New England Journal of Medicine 2006;354:2340-8. PMID:16738270

Jacobson BC, Vander Vliet MB, Hughes MD, Maurer R, McManus K, Banks PA. A prospective, randomized trial of clear liquids vs. low-fat solid diet as the initial meal in mild acute pancreatitis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007;5:946-951. PMCID: PMC2034288

Jacobson BC, Moy B, Colditz GA, Fuchs CS. Postmenopausal hormone use and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. Archives of Internal Medicine 2008;168:1798-1804. NIHMSID: 148862

Jacobson BC, Chan AT, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS. Body mass index and Barrett’s oesophagus in women. Gut 2009;58:1460-1466. NIHMSID: 124528

Lai EJ, Calderwood AH, Doros G, Fix OK, Jacobson BC. The Boston bowel preparation scale: a valid and reliable instrument for colonoscopy-oriented research. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;69:620-625. PMCID: PMC2763922

Jacobson BC, Madhani SJ, Schmitt CM. Gastroenterologists’ experience with the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI): a demonstration project. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;69:530-534. PMCID: PMC2762443

Calderwood AH, Jacobson BC. Comprehensive validation of the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2010;72:686-92. PMID: 20883845