Robert M. Jacobson, MD, FAAP

Chair, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Mayo Clinic

Dr Jacobson is Chair of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. He holds clinical appointments in the Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr Jacobson serves as the Director of Clinical Studies in the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic. The Vaccine Research Group is organized under the Clinical Pharmacology Unit within the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. This group conducts NIH-funded research investigating the immunogenetics of vaccine response as well as conducts clinical studies of novel vaccines and adjuvants in adults and children with a particular emphasis on vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism. Dr. Jacobson has led numerous vaccine research studies in children and adults and has published widely in the field.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and co-chairs the Special Interest Group on Evidence-Based Pediatrics with the Academic Pediatric Association. At Mayo Clinic, he directs the pediatric residents' Evidence-Based Medicine Rounds and the Mayo Clinic Graduate Medicine School course Practical Aspects of Research with Pediatric and Adolescent Subjects.

Dr. Jacobson received a B.S. s.c.l. with Honors in Chemistry from Butler University and an M.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then served as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.