About Brian Jacobson, MD, MPH

Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, FASGE, AGAF, is a gastroenterologist and the Director of Program Development for the Gastroenterology division. Dr. Jacobson cares for people with a broad range of gastrointestinal problems and has expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures for the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancers. 

Dr. Jacobson has an international reputation for conducting innovative and clinically-meaningful research, much of which was sponsored by the National Institute's of Health. His current research focuses on several aspects of colonoscopy quality and effectiveness. 

In addition to publishing numerous research articles and book chapters, Dr. Jacobson has co-authored several guidelines and standards of practice for the gastroenterology community. He has also served in leadership roles within several gastroenterological organizations, and has received many awards for teaching, mentoring, quality improvement, and clinical care excellence.

Dr. Jacobson received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a Master's Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed both his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He received additional training in advanced endoscopy at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

When not working at Mass General, Dr. Jacobson enjoys woodworking, baking, reading, and being part of a close-knit family.



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Mass General Gastroenterology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2426

Medical Education

  • MD, Albert Einstein college of medicine
  • MPH, Harvard University*
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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