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Dina Jacobs, MD

Dina Jacobs, MD Physician

Associate Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jacobs is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Dina Jacobs

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgia)
  • Facial Pain
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy of Brain
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myelitis
  • Nerve Root Pain
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Nonruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertigo
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

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 American Neurological Association, National Biogen "She Talks MS" Planning Committee, National Biogen Executive Leadership Advisory Committee Meeting, National Celgene Advisory Board, National Genentech Advisory Board, National Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, National National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jacobs is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: 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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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