Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Abraham Jacob

Contact Info

akj@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-6678

Fax 612-626-1144

Office Address:
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
6th Floor East Building
M661
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
6th Floor East Building
8952H (Campus Mail Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Tiffany Peterson

Administrative Phone
612-625-6678

Administrative Email
tiffanyp@umn.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Chief Quality Officer, MHealth Fairview
Pediatrician and Internist and Hospitalist


MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH

Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MHA, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2005 to start and direct the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. The Division has grown substantially since 2005 and has become the largest service for admissions at University of MN Masonic Children's Hospital (UMMCH). The program currently provides inpatient pediatric services at UMMCH, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital and Shriners. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Medical Officer for UMMCH from 2012-2019 with a focus on patient safety, quality and patient experience. He is now the Chief Quality Officer for MHealth Fairview and a a staff attending on the General Pediatrics service at UMMCH and on the Internal Medicine service at UMMC. 

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Jacob went on to medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine where he graduated in 1994. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota in 1998. After completing residency, he helped to start the first combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics practice in the Twin Cities with five of his residency classmates and served as medical director of the clinic. Since coming to the University of MN as faculty, Dr. Jacob's main interests have included resident education, family centered care, quality improvement and patient safety. He helped to lead an initiative at UMMCH that recently won the MN Hospital Association 2015 Patient Safety Improvement Award. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

Awards & Recognition

  • Department Leadership Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2007-2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • Listed in "Best Doctors in America" (2009-2016)
  • Department Leadership Award, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics (2017)
  • Clinical Care Award, M Health Medical Staff (2016) 
  • Patient Safety Improvement Award. "The Daily Safety Call," Minnesota Hospital Association (2015)

Clinical

Specialties

  • General pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics