Steven Jacobsohn, M.D.

Steven Jacobsohn, M.D., is Professor Emeritus, Gastroenterology, at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Jacobsohn received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and at UCLA. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF. While serving in the Army, he co-directed the gastroenterology fellowship program at William Beaumont Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Jacobsohn spent 34 years in the full-time practice of gastroenterology, with a subspecialty in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Throughout his career, he has been involved in academic activities that included teaching gastroenterologists, GI fellows, residents, nurses, and medical students about the many facets of IBD as well as general gastroenterology. In 1975, he also developed protocols for initiating and maintaining intravenous nutrition in both a community hospital setting and at home.

In June 2006, Dr. Jacobsohn retired from private practice to join the faculty at UCSF at the Center for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. In 2008, he established an IBD program at San Francisco General Hospital. He retired from the hospital in July 2018. Dr. Jacobsohn’s research activities have included drug treatment studies in ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and proton pump inhibitors.

Dr. Jacobsohn has been a longtime member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) and has served on its editorial board and medical advisory committee. He received the Premier Physician of the Year Award from the CCFA in 2001. Since 2011, he has been a member of the University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter editorial board. In 2013, the Steven Jacobsohn, M.D., Endowment for Excellence in Gastroenterology was established. It provides funding for IBD and colon cancer research to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

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