The Retina Group of Washington
University of Utah
Dr. Jacobsen became a Retina Fellow at The Retina Group of Washington in July 2021, immediately following his ophthalmology residency at University of Utah, which was preceded by a general surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Jacobsen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, during which time he also spent a year at Tanzania’s School for International Training. He earned his medical degree at University of California Irvine School of Medicine, where he was inducted into and served as Co-President of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes medical students, residents and physicians who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and serve as role models and leaders in medicine.
Dr. Jacobsen’s research has been widely published in leading medical journals, including Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, Ophthalmic Genetics, Blood, Journal of Clinical Outcomes Medicine, and BMC Ophthalmology. He is currently engaged in research focusing on underrepresented minority applicants in ophthalmology, blindness and pheochromocytoma, optic nerve pit genetics, and risk factors and incidence of pseudophakic macular edema.
Dr. Jacobsen is the Founder of Medical Education at Tandabui Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, an ultrasound curriculum in Tanzania that has educated over 300 medical professionals and conducted various research projects.
Dr. Jacobsen was nominated for the 2019 Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program, was the Moran Eye Center 2018-2019 Resident Alumni Day Speaker of the Year, and served as the Chief Resident of the Fourth Street Clinic, which helps homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high-quality healthcare and support services. In his free time, Dr. Jacobsen enjoys traveling, hiking, music and concerts, cooking, and running with his dog.