Jacob C. Jentzer, M.D.

  1. Critical Care Specialist
  2. Echocardiographer
  3. Internist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. Jentzer is the Mayo Clinic's first full-time dedicated cardiac intensivist, providing care for patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. As physician trained in both Cardiovascular Disease and Critical Care Medicine, he specializes in treating all forms of acute cardiovascular disease and other manifestations of critical illness. Dr. Jentzer's clinical focus is on improving the care of critically-ill patients with cardiovascular disease, including cardiac arrest, circulatory shock and acute renal failure. His career focus is on improving patient outcomes in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit through research and quality improvement in order to become a national leader in the field of cardiac critical care.

Dr. Jentzer is the Director of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Research, with ongoing research projects examining:

  • Coronary angiography in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest
  • Echocardiography and myocardial dysfunction in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest
  • Vasopressor and inotrope usage in critically-ill patients
  • Mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock and decompensated heart failure
  • Echocardiography in acute cardiorenal syndrome and sepsis
  • Mortality risk prediction in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and other intensive care unit populations
  1. Cardiogenic shock
  2. Cardiorenal syndrome
  3. Decompensated heart failure
  4. Heart attack
  5. Kidney failure
  6. Respiratory failure
  7. Sepsis
  8. Shock
  9. Sudden cardiac arrest
  10. Ventricular arrhythmia
  1. Central venous catheterization
  2. Endotracheal intubation
  3. Intensive care
  4. Pulmonary vein angioplasty
  5. Thoracentesis
  • Cardiac critical care
  • Post-cardiac arrest care
  • Cardiorenal syndrome
  • Shock
  • Vasopressor therapy
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  1. 2015
    Traineeship - Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program. Pennsylvania Fellow Training License #MT199364.University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 2014
    Fellow - Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program. Pennsylvania Fellow Training License #MT199364. Echocardiography COCATS Level 2 Cardiac Catheterization COCATS Level 1 Nuclear Cardiology COCATS Level 2 Cardiovascular Critical Care, 6 monthsUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA
  3. 2011
    Residency - Internal Medicine Categorical Residency Training Program. North Carolina Resident Training License #149056Duke University Medical Center
  4. 2008
    Doctorate of Medicine - Doctor of MedicineUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine
  5. 2004
    BA - Psychology, summa cum laudeUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  6. 2004
    BSc - Biochemistry, summa cum laudeUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)

Certifications

  1. 2015
    Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2014
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2013
    Adult EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography
  4. 2011
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Duke Appleseed Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  2. 2006
    Walle J. Nauta Award for Excellence in the Neural SciencesUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine
  3. 2004
    Bickford Award for Highest GPA in the School of Natural Sciences and ForestryUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  4. 2004
    Dickinson Award for Highest GPA in the Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  5. 2004
    America East Male Scholar - Athlete of the Year OverallUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  6. 2004
    America East Male Scholar - Athlete of the Year in SwimmingUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  7. 2004
    Norm Palmer Award for Academic Excellence in SwimmingUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  8. 2003
    Faculty Award for Highest GPA in the Psychology DepartmentUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  9. 2003
    Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  10. 2003
    America East Male Scholar - Athlete of the Year in SwimmingUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  11. 2003
    Norm Palmer Award for Academic Excellence in SwimmingUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  12. 2003
    Second Team Academic All-American in SwimmingUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  13. 2002
    Most Valuable Swimmer of the YearUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  14. 2002
    Phi Kappa PhiUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  15. 2002
    Golden Key International Honor SocietyUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  16. 2002
    Psi ChiUniversity of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)
  17. 2002
    National Association of Collegiate Scholars.University of Maine at Oronoa (Orono, ME)

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  2. 2015
    Fellow in TrainingAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  3. 2014
    Fellow in TrainingSociety of Critical Care Medicine
  4. 2011
    Fellow in TrainingAmerican College of Cardiology

Publications