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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

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:

  • AIDS
  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Cellulitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Joint Infection
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Malaria
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Mycobacterium
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma
  • Mycosis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shingles
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Staph Infection
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Syphilis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Wound Infection
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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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)
  • 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: 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:

Jerry Jacob, MD, MS, Ann Morace, MSN, RN, Jisuk Park, BSN, Nina Renzi BSN, RN: Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Long-Term Acute Care Poster Presentation at IDweek 2019 : 2019.

Kyle Massey, Melissa Murphy, Todd Miano, Shawn Binkley, Steve Morgan, Jerry Jacob: Risk for Readmission and Mortality Amongst Long Term Acute Care Hospital Residents with New-Onset Healthcare-Associated Infections Poster Presentation at IDweek 2019 : 2019.

Stephens, MR, Aderibigbe, O, Steel, K, Elder, DE, Glaser, L, Jacob, J, Rosenbach, M: Chronic dorsal hand pustules in an immunosuppressed patient Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in press : 2019.

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.

Academic Contact Info

Good Shepherd Penn Partners
1800 Lombard St

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