Dr. Jacobs is the Division Chief of the Division of Breast Cancer Surgery. She also established the Johns Hopkins Medicine Breast Center at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. Dr. Jacobs sees patients at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Howard County General Hospital.
As division chief of breast cancer surgery, Dr. Jacobs leads an expert team of 9 surgeons located at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore; Howard County General Hospital; Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.; and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She has also initiated new clinics at Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center - Green Spring Station in Lutherville; Howard County General Hospital, and the Skip Viragh Outpatient Center Building in Baltimore.
Dr. Jacobs is committed to providing excellent, comprehensive, and patient-centered breast cancer care throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine through close collaboration with oncology, plastic surgery, nursing, rehabilitation medicine, and genetic services.
Additionally, Dr. Jacobs has a clinical interest in the treatment of early stage melanoma. She works closely with dermatologists and medical oncologists at Johns Hopkins University and Howard County General Hospital to improve awareness and care of melanoma patients by participating in educational programs and clinical research trials.
She has also launched research programs in lymphedema and oncoplastic surgery to increase the number of women eligible for breast prevention by combining lumpectomy with plastic surgery techniques to reshape the breast. In addition, Dr. Jacobs is the surgery representative to the National Clinical Trials Network for the Johns Hopkins Executive Committee and the institutional surgery representative to the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium. She serves as the Chair of the Cancer Committee at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Howard County General Hospital, which establishes both programmatic and quality improvement goals for cancer care across the health system on a yearly basis.