Dr. Ira Jacobson, MD, is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vincent Astor Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus. He is a world-renowned expert in Hepatology and Liver Disease.
Dr. Jacboson graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco, where he received his Internal Medicine Board Certification. He then completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and received his Gastroenterology Board Certification the following year. In addition to serving as Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Jacobson has an active practice and serves as a principal investigator on many important trials involving antiviral therapy for both hepatitis B and C. He has published two of the leading textbooks in his field: ERCP and Its Applications, Lippencott and Raven, 1998, and ERCP Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications, Elsevier, 1989. He has given numerous lectures and presentations, seminars and study groups at Cornell and throughout New York metropolitan area.