Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology; Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
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.