Dr. Jacobs is the chief of the section of breast surgery specializing in melanoma and breast cancer care. Dr. Jacobs established the Johns Hopkins Medicine Breast Center at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. She sees patients at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Howard County General Hospital.
As chief of breast surgery, Dr. Jacobs leads an expert team of 10 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 leading a large multicenter trial to test a new device that may reduce the number of surgeries required to achieve breast preservation.