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Dina Jacobs, MD

Dina Jacobs, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jacobs is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Neurology, National Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Advisory Committee, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jacobs is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Jacobs D, Fung K, Cook N, Schalepfer W, Goldberg H, Stecker M: Complex partial status epilepticus associated with anti-Hu paraneoplastic syndrome Journal of the Neurological Sciences 213 : 77-82,2003.

Jacobs D, Markowitz C, Liebskind D, Galetta S: The “double panda sign” in Wilson's disease Neurology 61 : 969,2003.

Ma S, Shea J, Galetta S, Jacobs D, Markowitz C, Maguire M, Balcer L: Self-reported visual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis: New data from the VFQ-25 and development of an MS-specific vision questionnaire American Journal of Ophthalmology 133 : 686-692,2002.

Hall J, Jacobs D, Movsas T, Galetta S: Fourth nerve palsy, homonymous hemianopsia, and hemisensory deficit caused by a proximal posterior cerebral artery aneurysm Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 22 : 95-98,2002.

Oded G, Moriarty D, Li B, Babb J, He J, Listerud J, Jacobs D, Markowitz C, Grossman R: Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis and Whole-Brain N-Acetylaspartate Measurement: Evidence for Different Clinical Cohorts—Initial Observations Radiology 225 : 261-268,2002.

Jacobs D, Galetta S: Orbital inflammatory disease Current Treatment Options in Neurology 4 : 289-295,2002.

Jacobs D, Galetta S: Diagnosis and management of orbital pseudotumor Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 13 : 347-351,2002.

Jacobs D, Galetta S, Liu G, Nelson P: “Triple A Ball”, Granulomatous angiitis of the central nervous system and amyloid angiopathy Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Frank B. Walsh Society, Copper Mountain, CO : 2002.

Jacobs D, Lesser R, Mourelatos Z, Galetta S, Balcer L: The Heidenhain variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Clinical, pathologic, and neuroimaging findings Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 21 : 99-102,2001.

Jacobs D, Galetta S, Shin R, Markowitz C, Judkins A, Nelson P: “Rapidly Shifting into Third Gear”, A case of tumefactive multiple sclerosis Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Frank B. Walsh Society, Ann Arbor, MI : 2001.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
3 West Gates Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3647
Fax: (215) 349-5579
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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