Ian N. Jacobs, MD

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric airway disorders
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Princeton; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

    Internship

    General Surgery - Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

    Residency

    General Surgery - Mt. Sinai Medical Center,  New York, NY

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Otolaryngology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Otolaryngology

    Graduate Degree

    MLA - University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Otolaryngologist

    Director, Pediatric Airway Program

    Medical Director, The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders

    Endowed Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Airway Disorders

    Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2012

    Lando T, Jacobs IN. Congenital Neck Masses. Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. In: Tunkel DE, Licameli GR (Vol. 5 editors). Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited, India. Chapter 19, November 2012.

     Jacobs IN. Introduction to Disorders of the Upper Airway. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ , editors. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, page: 697-707, 2012.

    Jacobs IN. Chronic Cough in Children. Pediatric Otolaryngology. In: Schoem SR, Darrow DH, editors. AAP Section on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Page: 387-400, 2012.

    2011

    Jacobs IN, Cahill AM. Special Considerations in Vascular Anomalies: Airway Management. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. In: Perlyn C, Greene A, editors. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 38: 121-131, 2011.

    Jacobs IN. Bronchoscopy. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. In: Mattei P, editor. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Page: 185-194, July 2011.

    2010

    Jacobs IN, Pettignano MM, Pettignano R. Airway Management (Chapter 15). Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care, 3rd ed. In: Walsh BK, Czervinske MP, DiBlasi RM, editors. Saunders, St. Louis, MO, Page: 220-245, 2010.

    2007

    Zur KB, Jacobs IN. Management of chronic upper airway obstruction. In: Wetmore RF, editor. Pediatric otolaryngology: the requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2007. p. 173-89.

    2006

    Jacobs IN. Croup and epiglottitis. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA, editors. Current pediatric therapy. 18th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.; 2006.

    2005

    Jacobs IN, Zalzal GH. Pediatric tracheotomy. In: Josephson GD, Wohl DL, editors. Complications in pediatric otolaryngology. Boca Raton: CRC Press LLS; 2005. p. 393-403.

    Jacobs IN, Low DW, Crombleholme TM. Wound healing. In: Josephson GD, Wohl DL, editors. Complications in pediatric otolaryngology. Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC; 2005. p. 393-403.

    2004

    Rabkin D, Delgaudio J, Jacobs IN. Surgical anatomy of the larynx. In: Skandalakis J, Colborn G, Foster R, Weidman T, Skandalakis L, Skandalakis P, editors. Surgical anatomy: the embryologic and anatomic basis of modern surgery (2 volume set). Athens (Greece): Paschalidis Medical publications; 2004.

    Rabkin D, Delgaudio J, Jacobs IN. Surgical anatomy of the pharynx. In: Skandalakis J, Colborn G, Foster R, Weidman T, Skandalakis L, Skandalakis P, editors. Surgical anatomy: the embryologic and anatomic basis of modern surgery (2 volume set). Athens (Greece): Paschalidis Medical publications; 2004.

    2003

    Jacobs IN. Airway management. In: Czervinske MP, Barnhart SL, editors. Perinatal and pediatric respiratory care. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Inc.; 2003. p.:207-32.

    2002

    Jacobs IN. Disorders of the Larynx Current Pediatric Therapy, 17th ed. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA, editors. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA, Page: 476-482, 2002.

    2000

    Jacobs IN, Todd NW. Regional and intracranial complications of otitis media. In: Wetmore RF, McGill T, Muntz H, editors. Pediatric otolaryngology: principles and practice pathways. New York: Thieme; 2000. p.:305-26

    1996

    Hudgins PA, Jacobs IN, Castillo M. Pediatric airway disease. In: Som PM, Curtin HD, editors. Head and neck imaging. Chicago: Mosby-Year Book Inc.;1996. p. 545-611.

    Papers

    2013

    Berg EE, Sobol SE, Jacobs, IN. Laryngeal obstruction by cervical and endolaryngeal lymphatic malformations in children: A proposed staging system and review of treatment. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Sep;122(9):575-81.

    Jatana KR, Litovitz T, Reilly JS, Koltai PJ, Rider G, Jacobs IN. Pediatric button battery injuries: 2013 task force update. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Sep;77(9):1392-9.

    Cheng J, Jacobs IN. Postcricoid infantile hemangioma: Management of a case in the propranolol era. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra 2014. Notes: Ms. No. IJPORL-D-13-00356 accepted July 2, 2013. Online-only companion journal.

    Merati AL, Brandt C, Brown C, Hartnick C, Dawson CJ, Deakins K, Setzen G, Jacobs IN, Nussenbaum B, Mitchell R. Clinical consensus statement: Tracheostomy care. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan;148(1):6-20.

    Cheng J, Jacobs IN. Thyroid ala cartilage graft laryngotracheoplasty for closure of large pediatric tracheocutaneous fistula. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jan;77(1):147-9.

    2012

    Ishman SL, Benke JR, Johnson KE, Jacobs IN, et al. Blinded evaluation of interrater reliability of an operative competency assessment tool for direct laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Sep 17:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

    Cheng J, Jacobs IN. An Interesting Case: Airway Foreign Body with Magnetic Properties. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophalogical Association, San Diego, CA. April 20-22 2012.

    Posters and Presentations

    Lectures by invitations

    2014

    "Button Battery Injuries: 2014 Task Force Update." Presented during course PS213: Contemporary Management of Aerodigestive Tract Foreign Bodies at the 2014 ACS Clinical Congress 10/26-28/2014 in San Francisco, CA. (10/28/14)

    "Decision-Making in the Management of Sialorrhea in Children." Oral presentation at the 12th International Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Dublin, Ireland. (6/2/14)

    "Decision-Making with the Treatment of Subglottic Stenosis." Oral presentation at the 12th International Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Dublin, Ireland. (6/1/14)

    2013

    Jacobs IN, Tunkel D. "Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Office-based Practitioner." Instructional Course presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Orlando, FL Sept 21-24 2014.

    Jacobs IN, Tunkel D. "Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Office-based Practitioner." Instructional Course presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vancouver, BC Sept 29-Oct 2 2013.

    Deshmukh H, Jacobs I, Zur K, Soorikian L, Stow J,Chuo J, Lioy J. "Successful Elements for Creating a Neonatal Airway Emergency ResponseTeam at a Major Referral Children's Hospital." Poster presentation at CHOP's Quality and Patient Safety Day, Philadelphia, PA. May, 13 2013.

    2012

    "Balloon Dilatation for Subglottic Stenosis - Can it Replace Open Reconstruction?" European Laryngological Society, 9th International Congress, Helsinki, Finland. June 15, 2012

    Abstracts
    2014

    Jacobs IN, Tunkel D. "Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Office-based Practitioner" Instructional Course presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Orlando, FL Sept. 21-24 2014.

    2013

    Lioy J, Jacobs I, Zur K, Stow J, Hanlon K. "Successful Elements For Creating A Neonatal Airway Emergency Response Team At a Major Referral Children's Hospital" Oral presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL Oct 26-29, 2013.

    Jacobs IN, Tunkel D. "Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Office-based Practitioner" Instructional Course presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vancouver, BC Sept 29-Oct 2, 2013.

    2012

    Moderator: Richter GT; Presenters: Sobol SE, Jacobs IN, Darrow D, Patel M. "2012 Update on Pediatric Vascular Malformations" Oral presentation/Miniseminar at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC. September 2012.

    Jacobs IN, Tunkel D. "Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Office-based Practitioner" Instructional Course #1526-2 presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC. September 2012.

    Jacobs IN. "Tracheostomy Care Clinical Consensus Statement" Oral presentation/Miniseminar at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington, DC. September 2012.

    Berg EE, Zur KB, Jacobs I. "Lambdoid Stenosis of the Pediatric Airway: Incidence, Predisposing Factors, and Management" Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Amsterdam, May 20-23, 2012.

    Berg EE, Sobol SE, Jacobs I. "Laryngeal Lymphatic Malformations: A Proposed Staging System and Review of Treatment" Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Amsterdam, May 20-23, 2012.

    Jacobs IN, Zur KB. "The Efficacy of Balloon Dilatation of the Pediatric Airway" Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, San Diego, CA. April 2012.

    Cheng J, Jacobs I. An Interesting Case: Airway Foreign Body with Magnetic Properties. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophalogical Association, San Diego, CA. April 20-22 2012.

  • Awards and Honors

    2014 Best Doctors in America
    2013 "No Kidding...Presenting the best doctors for children in the Philadelphia area" Suburban Life, February 2013 issue.
    2013 Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine - Volume 9, Issue 11
    2012 Top Otolaryngologists in Philadelphia - International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) publication, "The Leading Physicians of the World"
    2012 Fellow, The College of Physicians (Philadelphia)
    2012-2013 Triological Society Career Development Award
    2011 Top Physicians of South Jersey, 2011, 2012. South Jersey Magazine
    2010 Best Children's Physicians, South Jersey Magazine (Volume 6, Issue 11)
    2009 Top Physicians of South Jersey. South Jersey Magazine
    2009-2011 Top Docs for Kids. SJ Magazine
    2009 Honorary Lifetime Member, Israeli Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
    2007-2010 Best Doctors in America
    2007 Top Docs for Kids. SJ Magazine
    2001 American Broncho-Esophagological Association Mentor for Resident Research Award
    2001 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award
    2001 Top Docs for Kids. Philadelphia
    1998-2000 Percy Memorial Research Grant Award. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    1998 Presidential Citation - Foreign Body Award (Co-Author) American Broncho-Esophagological Association
    1997 American Laryngological Association Research Grant Award
    1995 Top Pediatric Specialist. Atlanta Magazine
    1989 New York Academy of Medicine Otolaryngology Section Paper Presentations; First Place
    1989 American Laryngological Association Resident Research Award

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Reviewer

    2006-present, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    2006-present, Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery

    2004-present, The Laryngoscope

    2000-present, Committee Member, Office of Orphan Product Development, Grant Application Panel, Food and Drug Administration


    1999-present, Pediatrics

    Academic committees

    1998-present, Operating Room Laser Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    1998-present, Institution Animal Care and Use Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    International

    2012-present, European Laryngological Society

    National

    1995-present, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    (2009-present: Member, Otolaryngology Specialty Society Advisory Council (SSAC) - Swallowing and Airway Committee)
    1999-present, American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA)
    (2002-Present: Chair, Difficult Airway Committee; 2013-Present: BOG PR Representative and Chair, Button Battery Task Force)
    2000-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Bronchoesophagology
    2000-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Otolaryngology