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Jerry Jacob, MD

Jerry Jacob, MD Physician

Director of Infection Prevention, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Malayalam

Dr. Jacob is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Epidemiology
  • MRSA Infections

Description of Clinical Expertise

Post-acute care, Clostridium difficile, Multi-drug resistant organisms, Device-associated infections

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Infectious Diseases

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th 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: UPMC Presbyterian
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital


Infectious Diseases Society of America, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jacob is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Jacob J, Haynes K, Gallagher JC: Colistin-Associated Renal Dysfunction: a Retrospective Analysis of 282 Patients ASM Microbe Poster Presentation : 2016.

Jacob J, Axelrod P: Physician Prescribing Behavior in Suspected Clostridium difficile infection Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 24 (2): 101-104,2016.

Jacob J, Lorber B: Diseases Transmitted by Man’s Best Friend: The Dog Microbiol Spectrum 3 (4): 1-15,2015.

Jacob J, Lorber B: Listeriosis after transient infectious or mechanical disturbance of the gastrointestinal tract Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 23 (1): 13-15,2015.

Baillie CA, Goren EN, Jacob J, Patel N, Unscheid CA, Xu KT: In the Literature: Physician Reviews of HM-Related Research The Hospitalist 17 (3): 14-15,2013.

Bump G, Jacob J, Abisse S, Bost JE, Elnicki D: Implementing Faculty Evaluation of Written Signout Teaching and Learning in Medicine 24 (3): 231-237,2012.

Jacob J, Day H, Hasley P: Seeing Past the Surface: A Case of MRSA Endophthalmitis JGIM 26 : Suppl 1: S437,2011.

Jacob J, Hunt S: Constipation-induced stercoral ulceration: the hard facts Society for General Internal Medicine 33rd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN : 2010.

Academic Contact Info

Good Shepherd Penn Partners
1800 Lombard St

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 662-6932
Fax: (215) 893-6583
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)