Samuel Jacob, M.D.

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

EnglishArabic

Dr. Samuel Jacob is the Clinical Research Director of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Heart-Lung Transplant program at Mayo Clinic Florida, and an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Mayo College of Medicine and Science. He joined the Mayo Clinic staff in March 2017. Dr. Jacob trained in general surgery at Masonic Medical Center Illinois University. He completed his post-doctorate clinical research at Yale, heart transplant and mechanical support at Baylor University Medical Center, and cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic transplant and ECMO at Harvard. He is board-certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr. Jacob is the recipient of the Sanford Pediatric Research Collaborative award. He is the director and principal investigator for an active research grant funded by Mayo Clinic. His lab is investigating the role of mitochondrial DNA and rejection in heart and lung transplantation. He is active in medical research, mentoring students and fellows, and innovation. He designed a new lung transplant retractor at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Jacob is a member of key specialty societies including the American Medical Association, American Society of Transplantation, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Thoracic Surgery Society, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Scottish Society for Experimental Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons.

Dr. Jacob is also active in his scholarly pursuits. He served as a peer reviewer for high impact surgical journals including the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery/Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest, SAGE, Innovation and BMJ medical journal. Dr. Jacob has developed educational programs and content for intensive capstone courses and projects on the topics of VADs, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, Heart Failure and Mechanical Support for Yale University, Harvard Medical School, and Baylor Medical Center. He has actively provided lectures to medical students, residents and fellows.


  1. Heart failure
  2. Respiratory failure
  1. Heart transplant
  2. Lung transplant
  3. Mechanical circulatory support device implantation
  4. Organ recovery surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Heart and Lung recovery surgery
  • EX-VIVO
  • Innovative Free-range Resonant Electrical Energy Delivery system (FREE-D System) for a ventricular assist device using wireless power
  • One and a half heart transplant
  • Mother mitochondrial DNA genome and rejection
  1. 2017
    Chief FellowUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 2015
    Fellow - Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory SupportBaylor University Medical Center
  3. 2014
    Clinical Fellowship - Thoracic Transplant and ECMOBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  4. 2013
    Clinical Fellowship - Cardiac SurgeryBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  5. 2012
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Research Residency - Cardiac Surgery Yale University School of Medicine
  6. 2011
    Resident - General SurgeryMetropolitan Group Hospitals, University of Illinois
  7. 2008
    Specialist Registrar - Cardiac Surgery Intensive CareUniversity of Nottingham Hospitals
  8. 2002
    BSS - Basic Surgical SkillsCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  9. 1997
    Certificate - Cardiac Surgery Board National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College
  10. 1997
    Diploma - Cardiac SurgeryRoyal Brompton and Harefield Hospital
  11. 1991
    MDDamascus University Medical School

Certifications

  1. 2006
    General SurgeryRoyal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    T.Denny Sanford Pediatric Collaborative Research Award , Sanford Health and Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2016
    Baylor Annette C and Harold C Simmons Transplant Institute Award Baylor University Medical Center
  3. 2015
    Brigham and Women’s hospital Graduate Golden SassierHarvard Medical School
  4. 2008
    Kaplan Medical Honor Society Award Kaplan Medical Honor Society
  5. 2000
    Lifetime Achievement Award for Health Education in the Middle EastUniversity of London
  6. 1999
    Eastman Institute Gold Medal for Excellence in Research and Surgical Education University of Westminster
  7. 1997
    Imperial College Life Time Membership AwardLondon University, England
  8. 1993
    Science Award from Supreme Board of ScienceBoard of Education of Science

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Director of Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2019 - present
    Academic MentorMayo Clinic Hospital in Florida
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  4. 2017 - present
    MemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberHeart and Heart-Lung Thoracic Selection Committee
  6. 2016 - 2017
    MemberUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  7. 2015 - 2016
    MemberTransplantation Services, Baylor University Medical Center
  8. 2013 - present
    Peer ReviewYonsei Medical Journal
  9. 2012 - present
    MemberHarvard Medical School
  10. 2011 - 2012
    MemberYale New Haven Medical Center
  11. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  12. 2008 - present
    MemberKaplan Medical Honor Society
  13. 2008 - present
    Peer ReviewEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery/ Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  14. 2007 - present
    MemberScottish Society for Experimental Medicine
  15. 2006 - present
    Accredited MemberRoyal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  16. 1997 - present
    Accredited MemberImperial College, London, UK
  17. 1993 - present
    MemberSyrian Medical Association

Publications