Carolyn Jacobs, MD, MPH
"I chose to be a pediatrician as I am honored to work with children and their families through infancy, toddlerhood, school age, tweens adolescents and young adults."
Dr. Jacobs received her undergraduate bachelor's degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Jacobs always had a passion for teaching and making people smile. Instead of pursuing a career in stand-up comedy she followed her first dream. Since she was a young girl she was determined to be a doctor. Very cliché, but dreams do come true...
Dr. Jacobs earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Albany Medical Center followed by a fellowship in adolescent medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center. While training during her fellowship she also earned her Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Rochester.
Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Jacobs joined the pediatric group at Rochester General Hospital. She enjoys working with children and young adults of all ages. She has had the pleasure of working with very diverse populations during her career including refugees, LGBTQ youth, urban and suburban youth along with deaf and hard of hearing young adults. Dr. Jacobs has learned from every group with whom she has had the pleasure to interact.
Dr. Jacobs worked at Rochester General Pediatric Associates for seven years then went to Rochester Institute of Technology to work in the student health center as a staff physician. She was at RIT for just under three years and is very excited to return to Rochester Regional Health. The alliance between the two organizations allows her the opportunity to combine her love of general pediatrics and adolescent health, specifically college health.
Her professional interests include mental health, reproductive health, college health, and preventive care.
Dr. Jacobs is also involved with the Rochester community as an advocate for both women and youth. She serves on the board of directors for the YWCA and is involved with the newly established Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester. Dr. Jacobs is also involved with her faith-based community.