James W. Jakub, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Surgical Oncologist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

James W. Jakub, M.D., is surgeon whose clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of both benign and malignant breast disease, including prophylactic mastectomies, such as nipple sparring mastectomies combined with reconstruction, for patients at high risk secondary to family history and/or gene mutations. As well as, surgical management for all stages of breast cancer including early and advanced and/or recurrent disease.
  • Expertise in cutaneous oncology including melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.
  • Recognized expert in lymph node surgery for many types of cancer.
  • With a multidisciplinary team, manages locally recurrent and in-transit melanoma including local-regional therapies such as hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion and intralesional therapy, often combined with immunotherapy.
  • A leader in disseminating novel techniques such as minimally invasive inguinal lymph node surgery and radioactive seed localized breast surgery.
  • Provides compassionate care tailoring the surgical management to each patient's unique circumstances.
  • Focuses on treating cancer while trying to minimize side effects and optimize quality of life.

In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Jakub is course director for breast cancer and melanoma meetings that educate 100s of providers each year. He publishes his work in high-impact scientific journals and serves as an editor on two of the most recognized surgical cancer journals in the U.S.

  1. Breast cancer surgery
  2. Breast surgery
  3. Lymph node sampling
  4. Lymphadenectomy
  5. Melanoma surgery
  6. Minimally invasive surgical staging
  7. Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  8. Sentinel lymph node surgery
  9. Sentinel node biopsy
  • Surgical oncology primarily focused on breast cancer and melanoma
  • Recurrent and in-transit melanoma
  • Regional therapy including hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion and intralesional therapy
  • Minimally invasive inguinal lymphadenectomy
  • Early adoption and dissemination of novel surgical innovations
  • Lymph node surgery
  1. 2002
    Fellow - Breast Surgical OncologyH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, University of South Florida
  2. 2000
    Resident - General SurgerySchool of Medicine, University of South Carolina
  3. 1996
    Internship - General SurgerySchool of Medicine, University of South Carolina
  4. 1995
    MDMedical College of Pennsylvania
  5. 1991
    BA - BiologyWestern Maryland College

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    2020 Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Top Doctors
  2. 2013
    2013 J. Bradley Aust AwardWestern Surgical Association
  3. 2012
    Outstanding Course Directors for 2012Outstanding Course Directors for 2012
  4. 2010
    Innovation in Education AwardMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2009
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Surgery
  6. 2004
    Young Surgeon RepresentativeFlorida Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  7. 2002
    Outstanding Scientific PresentationAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  8. 1999
    Second Place AwardResident Paper Competition, Society of Carolina Surgeons
  9. 1999
    Administrative Chief ResidentDepartment of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  10. 1998
    First Place Award.Resident Paper Competition, Society of Carolina Surgeons
  11. 1997
    First Place AwardResident Paper Competition, Society of Carolina Surgeons
  12. 1994
    Senior Class PresidentMedical College of Pennsylvania
  13. 1991
    B. Irene, Pre-Medical ScholarshipWestern Maryland College
  14. 1991
    Beta Beta Beta, National Honor Society for Biology MajorsWestern Maryland College
  15. 1991
    Phi Beta KappaWestern Maryland College
  16. 1991
    Cum LaudeWestern Maryland College
  17. 1991
    Captain, Wrestling TeamWestern Maryland College
  18. 1988
    Dean's ListWestern Maryland College

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberDepartment of Surgery Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  2. 2020 - present
    Board MemberMayo Clinic eTumor Steering Committee
  3. 2020 - present
    Advisory Board MemberNorvartis Oncology, Melanoma Surgical Advisory Board
  4. 2019 - 2023
    MemberWestern Surgical Association, Program Committee
  5. 2019 - 2023
    Committee MemberProgram Committee, Western Surgical Association
  6. 2019
    Lead/ChairDepartment of Surgery, Community General Surgery, Division Chair Search Committee
  7. 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic 2030 Engagement Team
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberRST Outpatient - Cancer Center Space Planning Subcomittee
  9. 2016 - 2018
    Board MemberData and Safety Monitoring Board, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  10. 2016 - 2017
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, Melanoma Consultant Search Committee
  11. 2016 - 2017
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Department of Radiology, Section of Breast Imaging, Consultant Search Committee
  12. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Surgery, Program Evaluation Committee
  13. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Surgery, Clinical Competency Committee
  14. 2015 - 2018
    Co-LeaderManage To Reimbursement: Breast Procedures
  15. 2015 - 2016
    Lead/ChairDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Breast Surgeon Search Committee
  16. 2014 - 2018
    ConsultantAmerican Board of Surgery, Complex General Surical Oncology Examination
  17. 2014 - 2018
    Committee MemberBreast Cancer Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  18. 2014 - present
    MemberChristian Medical Association
  19. 2013 - 2015
    PresidentMinnesota Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons
  20. 2013 - present
    ModeratorBreast E-tumor Board
  21. 2013 - 2014
    Vice ChairSymptom Intervention Committee, Alliance Cancer Cooperative Group
  22. 2013 - present
    MemberMidwest Melanoma Partnership
  23. 2012 - present
    ParticipantEducation Committee, Department of Surgery
  24. 2012 - 2013
    President-ElectMinnesota Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons
  25. 2012 - 2013
    Vice ChairNCCTG and Academic and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  26. 2012 - 2017
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Surgery
  27. 2011 - 2012
    MemberDivision of Surgery Research, Department of Surgery
  28. 2011 - present
    MemberWestern Surgical Association
  29. 2011 - 2018
    ModeratorGeneral Surgery M&M Conference, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  30. 2010 - 2013
    Secretary/TreasurerMinnesota Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons
  31. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons
  32. 2009 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  33. 2009 - present
    MemberResidency Committee, General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  34. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Disease
  35. 2009 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  36. 2009 - present
    MemberMultidisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship
  37. 2009 - present
    MemberResident/Fellow Selection Committee, Multidisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship
  38. 2009 - present
    AdvisorGeneral Surgery Residency PGY4 Advisor, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  39. 2008 - 2012
    Committee MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  40. 2008 - 2012
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  41. 2007 - 2008
    MemberSociety for Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgeons
  42. 2004 - 2008
    MemberChairman Membership Committee, Executive Council, Florida Chapter
  43. 2003 - 2005
    MemberPerformance Improvement Committee, Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
  44. 2003 - 2008
    MemberQuality Improvement/Risk Management Committee, Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
  45. 2003 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  46. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  47. 2002 - 2004
    MemberCancer Committee, Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
  48. 2002 - 2008
    MemberFlorida Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  49. 2001 - 2002
    MemberGenetics Case Conference, Monthly Webcast to Florida Cancer Genetics Network, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
  50. 2001
    MemberSurgical Case Review Committee, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
  51. 2000 - 2006
    MemberSoutheastern Surgical Congress
  52. 2000 - present
    MemberSociety of Carolina Surgeons
  53. 1998 - 2000
    MemberSurgical Care Evaluation Committee, Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina
  54. 1997 - 2002
    MemberSouth Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  55. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  56. 1996 - 2007
    MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  57. 1995 - 2001
    MemberSouth Carolina Medical Association
  58. 1993 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  59. 1993 - 1995
    MemberPennsylvania State Medical Association
  60. 1990 - 1991
    Chapter PresidentPhi Delta Theta, Western Maryland College

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