Danny Jacobs

President at Oregon Health & Science University

Danny Jacobs began his tenure as the fifth president of Oregon Health & Science University on August 1, 2018. Before joining OHSU, Dr. Jacobs was the executive vice president, provost and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). At UTMB, Dr. Jacobs was the chief academic officer, responsible for approximately 3,800 employees and trainees for its schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. A surgeon by training, Dr. Jacobs oversaw the institution's research programs, served as the head of the faculty group practice and was a principal partner in the UTMB health care system. Dr. Jacobs grew up in rural Arkansas. He received his doctorate of medicine from Washington University, completed his residency in general surgery and fellowships in surgical nutrition and metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and earned a master’s of public health degree from Harvard. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, F.A.C.S.


  • President

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