Dr. Michael A. Jacobs is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. His research focuses on developing radiological methods for detecting, monitoring, and treating breast cancer, with a particular focus on transferring research from the lab to the clinic. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Medical Physics by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Jacobs received his undergraduate degree in mathematics and engineering science from the University of Michigan-Flint. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical physics from Oakland University. He completed his fellowship in radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2003.
He serves on the National Board of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) Breast Imaging committee, as a member of the subcommittee of molecular and functional imaging of the ACRIN and as co-director of the Imaging Radiological Assessment Team (IRAT) of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. He is also one of the principal investigators on the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) U01 at Johns Hopkins University for developing novel methods for determining treatment response in clinical trials.
His work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the 2012 Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Academy of Radiology Research, three Certificate of Merit Awards at the Radiological Society of North America, a bronze medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society and a National Research Service Awards Cancer Research Training Grant. He also was awarded three patents for his work related to radiological imaging.