ABOUT DR. JACOBS

Alan Jacobs, MD

Dr. Alan Jacobs' background and expertise make him somewhat unique in the field of medicine. In addition to being one of the world's foremost experts on neuroendocrinology, he has extensive clinical and research experience in behavioral neurology, giving him a perspective on brain disorders that few others can provide.

While most neuroendocrinologists focus on scientific research, Dr. Jacobs operates one of the few clinical practices in the field, providing much-needed relief to patients whose hormones are adversely impacting their behavior, cognition and
general health.

Over the years, Dr. Jacobs has diagnosed and successfully treated many patients with catamenial epilepsy (seizures occurring in phase with the menstrual cycle), emotional disorders brought on by premenstrual and menopausal influences, anxiety resulting from late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and a range of disorders involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.

Dr. Jacobs is also an expert on disorders affecting the mind and memory, including dementias such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body disease, Pick's disease and vascular dementia, as well as non-progressive cognitive and comportmental
disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury, temporal lobe epilepsy, attention deficit disorder and other problems.

He is an accomplished lecturer and author on all of these subjects.


Education
M.D., Duke University, 1989
B.A., Duke University, 1984
Training
Fellow in Neuroendocrinology
Beth Israel Hospital/
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA, 1994-1995

Fellow in Behavioral Neurology
Beth Israel Hospital/
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA, 1993-1994

Resident in Neurology
The New York Hospital/
Cornell Medical Center,
New York NY, 1990-1993

Intern in Medicine
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York, NY, 1989-1990
Teaching
Assistant Professor of Neurology
SUNY/Downstate Medical Center
2001-2005

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1995-2001

Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
1993-1995
Clinical
Private Practice
New York, NY and Mount Kisco, NY
2003-Present

Member of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory
Disorders Center

University Hospital of Brooklyn
New York, NY, 2001-2005

Assistant Director
Cornell Neurobehavior and
Memory Disorders Program,
New York, NY, 2000-2001

Attending, Resident's
Neurology Clinic

The New York Hospital, NY
1996-2001

Attending Behavioral Neurologist Elderserve Memory Disorders Center, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, NY, 1996-1998

Director, Neuroendocrine Unit
The New York Hospital, New York, NY
1995-2001

Attending Behavioral Neurologist Cornell Neurobehavior and Memory Disorders Program, New York, NY
1995-2001