Dr. Robert J. Jacobson is the Clinical Research Director of Palm Beach Cancer Institute and director of the bone marrow/stem cell transplant program. He is board certified in hematology and hematopathology.
His clinical interests include the use of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell support for treating malignancies, determining the pathogenesis and clonality of hematopoietic malignancies and the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and blood diseases.
Dr. Jacobson earned his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1966. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland, and hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
He joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1976 and was a professor of medicine and pathology. In 1994, he left Washington to join the Cancer Institute in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Jacobson is a consulting professor at Duke University Medical Center and he is a member of several leading professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology and the local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America.
He is a member of the board of directors of Hospice of Palm Beach County. Dr. Jacobson is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.