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Jerry Jacob, MD, MS

Jerry Jacob, MD, MS Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Malayalam

Dr. Jacob is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2015
  • 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

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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, Wu J, Han J, Nelson DB: Clostridium difficile in an Urban, University-affiliated Long Term Acute Care Hospital Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology : 1-6,2016.

Jacob J, Wu J, Han J, Nelson DB: Clostridium difficile in an Urban, University-affiliated Long Term Acute Care Hospital In: Program and Abstracts of the ID Week Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA : 2016.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)