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Dina Jacobs, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Director, Penn MS and Related Disorders Program , Perelman School of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Community Outreach and Network Development, Penn MS and Related Disorders Program , Perelman School of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical monitor , Penn Medicine Community Vaccine Clinics
Neurology Department Outpatient Clinical Director , Penn Medicine
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
3 West Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-3647
Fax: (215) 349-5579
Education:
B.A. (Natural Science, Spanish)
University of Pennsylvania , 1990.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1996-1997.
Resident, Department of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1997-2000.
Clinical Instructor, Divisions of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-Ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2000-2002.
Fellow, Multiple Sclerosis, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , 2000-2001.
Fellow, Neuro-Ophthalmology , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, 2001-2002.
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology , 2001.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Recertification, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Do D, Jacobs D, Wilson J, Wilson E, Virupakshaiah A, and Berger J. : The Effect of Ocrelizumab on JC Virus Antibody Index. CMSC 2022.

Weinstein S, Garland N, Zimmerman V, Reilly E, and Jacobs D.: Impact of a Virtual Wellness Program on Quality-of-Life Measures for Patients Living with MS During the COVID-19 Pandemic International Journal of MS Care 2022.

Mattay R, Davtyan K, Rudie J, Govind M, Jacobs D, Schindler M, Loevner L, Schnall M, Bilello M, Mamourian A, and Cook T.: Economic impact of selective use of contrast for routine follow up MRI of patients with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimaging 2022.

Ostrem B, Anderson A, Conway S, Healy B, Oh J, Jacobs D, Dobson R, Graham E, Sadovnick D, Zimmerman V, Liu Y, Bove R, Houtchens M.: The effects of pregnancy on MS inflammatory activity are not well described in women with moderate to severe disability. Multiple Sclerosis Journal – Experimental, Translational, Clinical 2022.

Miller K.: MS Diagnosis: What to Know About Tests and Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis. Self Magazine November 2021.

Apostolidis S, Kakara M, Painter M, Goel R, Mathew D, Lenzi K, Rezk A, Patterson K, Espinoza D, Kadri J, Markowitz D, Markowitz C, Mexhitaj I, Jacobs D, Babb A, Betts M, Luning Prak E, Weiskopf D, Grifoni A, Lundgreen K, Gouma S, Sette A, Bates P, Hensley S, Greenplate A, Wherry EJ, Li R, Bar-Or A.: Cellular and humoral immune responses following SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in patients with multiple sclerosis on anti-CD20 therapy. Nature Medicine September 2021.

Jacobs D: MS and Women. NBC 10 Local News August 2021.

Ostrem B, Anderson A, Conway S, Healy B, Oh J, Jacobs D, Dobson R, Graham E, Sadovnick D, Zimmerman V, Liu Y, Bove R, Houtchens M.: Peripartum disease activity in moderately and severely disabled women with multiple sclerosis. ECTRIMS 2021.

Kakara M, Apostodolidis S, Painter M, Goel R, Mathew D, Lenzi K, Rezk A, Gouma S, Patterson K, Espinoza D, Kadri J, Markowitz D, Markowitz C, Mexhitaj I, Jacobs D, Babb A, Hensley S, Greenplate A, Wherry J, Li R, Bar-Or A.: Humoral and cell-based responses following SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination of patients with multiple sclerosis on B-cell depleting therapy. ECTRIMS 2021.

Weinstein S, Garland N, MSW, Zimmerman V, Jacobs D. : Impact of a Virtual Wellness Program on Quality of Life Measures for Patients Living with MS during the COVID-19 Pandemic Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL 2021.

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