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Mercedes Jacobson, MD

Professor, Neurology

Mercedes Jacobson
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About Me

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jacobson's clinical interests include care of people with intractable epilepsy as well as epilepsy in special populations including women and the elderly.  As a board certified EEG specialist, she directs the EEG lab and monitors individuals receiving continuous EEG monitoring in the video EEG monitoring unit and the intensive care unit.

Recent clinical and research interests include the role of nutrition and the importance of good health habits for people with epilepsy.

Research Interests

Dr. Jacobson has served as principal investigator on multiple phase 3 and phase 4 clinical trials for investigational drugs for epilepsy and stroke.

Current clinical research includes the role of homocysteine in the co-morbidities of epilepsy as well as osteoporosis recognition and prevention in epilepsy.  Expanding and appropriate uses for antiepileptic drugs is an active research interest.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1993
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991
  • Internship, Graduate Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1988
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1987
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, 1982


  • Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, formerly the American EEG Society
  • Philadelphia Neurological Society
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

Jacobson MP.  Status Epilepticus.  In: The Pocket Doctor.  Sherman M, Schulman S, eds.  Educational Communication, 1999.  Revised, 2001.