Mount Sinai Medical Center has appointed Jason T. Jacobson, M.D., director of electrophysiology for the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Heart Institute. He is also an assistant professor at the Columbia University Division of Cardiology.
Dr. Jacobson is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia in structural heart disease, supraventricular tachycardia, and other forms of arrhythmia. He also is skilled at cardiac catheter ablation, a minimally invasive technique used to access the inner (endocardial) or outer (epicardial) surface of the heart and ablate, or destroy, diseased tissue in the treatment of arrhythmias. He also has expertise in the implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices.
Dr. Jacobson is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship and residency at Weill Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also completed fellowships in cardiology, electrophysiology research and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology, Dr. Jacobson most recently was director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Ablation Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, where he also was an assistant professor.