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Geraldine M. Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

Chair, WVU Department of Radiation Oncology

Geraldine Jacobson, MD, is the founding chair of the WVU Department of Radiation Oncology and physician-in-chief of radiation oncology for WVU Hospitals. In this role, she works with multiple stakeholders to improve the quality and access to advanced radiation oncology services throughout the state and region.

Dr. Jacobson has 40 years of experience, is board certified in radiation oncology, and is the institutional principal investigator for oncology.

Dr. Jacobson, who has been on the Cancer Institute’s research faculty since completing her postdoctoral studies, has been one of WVU’s most prolific researchers, and a leader in mentoring students and early-career researchers in the cancer laboratories at WVU. She is committed to clinical trial participation as a means of offering cutting-edge treatment options to current patients and improving cancer treatments for future patients.

Her areas of clinical interest are breast and gynecologic cancers, and exploring strategies that improve outcomes and minimize treatment toxicity.

She graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine and served her residency at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her MPH from the University of South Florida and her MBA from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Jacobson is president-elect of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).


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