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Deborah L. Jacobson
( out of 55 reviews )

Deborah L. Jacobson, MD, MS

Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Clinical Locations

Idaho Falls Community Hospital

Pediatric Specialty Center
801-662-5555

Layton Parkway Clinic

Layton Parkway Clinic
801-662-5555

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Urology
801-662-5555
  • Dr. Deborah Jacobson is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at the University of Utah. She is a board certified urologist and her practice is dedicated to children with urologic disorders. Her research is focused on radiologic imaging among pediatric urology patients, health services, and patient outcomes. Dr. Jacobson is a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Princeton University and received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed training in general surgery and a residency in urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Urology and obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois prior to moving to Salt Lake City in August 2019.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Urology

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 55 reviews )

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    July 20, 2023
    RIVERTON CLINICS

    She truly cares and takes the time to think though your childs options and to explain them clearly to you. She makes a clear road map of what your future care options and goals look like.

    May 25, 2023
    RIVERTON CLINICS

    She is a very professional and knowledgeable health care provider.

    May 23, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Buena doctora

    May 13, 2023
    RIVERTON CLINICS

    Provided comments on first question regarding this experience.

    May 11, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Dr Jacobsen has been wonderful to help our little girl, we appreciate her and all those who choose to help kids at primary childrens hospital, after a couple of stays it is amazing the level of care and kindness provided cannot say enough good things about those who choose to help kids.

    April 22, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Shes excellent. I trust her completely!

    April 19, 2023
    RIVERTON CLINICS

    Dr. Jacobson did not take the time to interact with my child before jumping in. In a pediatric specialty that is my main concern other that five star skill and treatment. I also had to ask A LOT of questions about how the resulting procedure would go. She may do it every day, but to a parent, it is usually unknown.

    April 12, 2023
    PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    Awesome. Thoughtful. Knowledgeable. Very polite and answered my questions. Made me feel good and that she genuinely cared about me. Thank you!

    March 29, 2023
    EXTERNAL SITE

    She was very good at explaining things to us, even drawing diagrams. Taking time to answer our questions and never made us feel rushed. Kind and gentle with our baby.

  • Dr. Deborah Jacobson is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at the University of Utah. She is a board certified urologist and her practice is dedicated to children with urologic disorders. Her research is focused on radiologic imaging among pediatric urology patients, health services, and patient outcomes. Dr. Jacobson is a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Princeton University and received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed training in general surgery and a residency in urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Urology and obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois prior to moving to Salt Lake City in August 2019.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Urology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Urology

    Education history

    Fellowship Pediatric Urology - Northwestern University Fellow
    Health Services and Outcomes Research - Northwestern University M.S.
    Residency Urology - Vanderbilt University Resident
    Medicine - University of Pittsburgh M.D.
    Graduate Training Education - Fordham University M.S.
    Religion - Princeton University A.B.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Cull JN, Jacobson DL, Lau GA, Cartwright PC, Wallis MC, Skarda D, Swendiman R, Schaeffer AJ (2023). Internal hernia with volvulus after major abdominal reconstructions in pediatric urology - An infrequently reported and potentially devastating complication. J Pediatr Urol, 19(4), 402.e1-402.e7. (Read full article)
    2. Matta R, Horns JJ, Jacobson DL, Schaeffer AJ, Wallis MC, Lau GA (2022). National trends and outcomes in the use of intravesical botulinum toxin and enterocystoplasty among patients with myelomeningocele. Urology, 166, 289-296. (Read full article)
    3. Lynch KA Jr, Brown RF, Steinhagen E, Jacobson DL, Malhotra N, Hendershot K, Brownson KE, Bialowas C, Abdou H, Smith BK, Miller M (2021). Transition from trainee to educator in the operating room: A needs assessment and framework to support junior faculty. Am J Surg, 223, 1112-1119. (Read full article)
    4. Jacobson DL, Balmert LC, Holl JL, Rosoklija I, Davis MM, Johnson EK (2020). Nationwide Circumcision Trends: 2003 to 2016. J Urol, 205(1), 257-263. (Read full article)
    5. Zambrano Navia M, Jacobson DL, Balmert LC, Rosoklija I, Holl JL, Davis MM, Johnson EK (2020). State-Level Public Insurance Coverage and Neonatal Circumcision Rates. Pediatrics, 146(5). (Read full article)
    6. DOro A, Rosoklija I, Jacobson DL, Finlayson C, Chen D, Tu DD, Austin PF, Karaviti LP, Gunn SK, Nahata L, Kapa HM, Kokorowski PJ, Kim MS, Messina AC, Kolon TF, Yerkes EB, Cheng EY, Johnson EK (2020). Patient and Caregiver Attitudes toward Disorders of Sex Development Nomenclature. J Urol, 204(4), 835-842. (Read full article)
    7. Johnson EK, Jacobson DL, Finlayson C, Yerkes EB, Goetsch AL, Leeth EA, Cheng EY (2020). Proximal Hypospadias-Isolated Genital Condition or Marker of More? J Urol, 204(2), 345-352. (Read full article)
    8. Johnson EK, Jacobson DL, Finlayson C, Yerkes EB, Goetsch AL, Leeth EA, Cheng EY (2020). Reply by Authors. J Urol, 204(2), 352. (Read full article)
    9. Jacobson DL, DOro A, Abdullah F, Barsness KA, Liu DB, Maizels M, Rosoklija I, Johnson EK (2020). Caregiver Reported Reasons for Delay of Neonatal Circumcision. Urology, 140, 143-149. (Read full article)
    10. Jacobson DL, Johnson EK (2019). AUTHOR REPLY. Urology, 140, 149. (Read full article)
    11. Shannon R, Jacobson D, Gong E, Lindgren BW (2020). Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyelotomy and ileal ureter substitution: video demonstration. J Pediatr Urol, 16(2), 255. (Read full article)
    12. Jacobson DL, Shannon R, Johnson EK, Gong EM, Liu DB, Flink CC, Meyer T, Cheng EY, Lindgren BW (2018). Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Reoperative Repair for Failed Pyeloplasty in Children: An Updated Series. J Urol, 201(5), 1005-1011. (Read full article)
    13. Jacobson DL, Shannon R, Cheng EY, Green JR, Rigsby CK, Schroeder SK, Malhotra NR, Rosoklija I, Holl JL, Johnson EK (2019). Adherence to the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines for Voiding Cystourethrogram Ordering by Clinician Specialty. Urology, 126, 180-186. (Read full article)
    14. Jacobson DL, Johnson EK (2019). Author Reply. Urology, 126, 186. (Read full article)
    15. Jacobson DL, Flink CC, Johnson EK, Maizels M, Yerkes EB, Lindgren BW, Liu DB, Rosoklija I, Cheng EY, Gong EM (2018). The Correlation between Serial Ultrasound and Diuretic Renography in Children with Severe Unilateral Hydronephrosis. J Urol, 200(2), 440-447. (Read full article)
    16. Jacobson DL, Johnson EK (2017). Varicoceles in the pediatric and adolescent population: threat to future fertility? Fertil Steril, 108(3), 370-377.
    17. Johnson EK, Malhotra NR, Shannon R, Jacobson DL, Green J, Rigsby CK, Holl JL, Cheng EY (2017). Urinary tract infection after voiding cystourethrogram. J Pediatr Urol, 13(4), 384.e1-384.e7.
    18. Jacobson DL, Thomas JC, Pope J 4th, Tanaka ST, Clayton DB, Brock JW 3rd, Adams MC (2017). Update on Continent Catheterizable Channels and the Timing of their Complications. J Urol, 197(3 Pt 2), 871-876. (Read full article)
    19. Jacobson DL, Johnson EK (2016). Editorial Comment. J Urol, 197(3 Pt 2), 917. (Read full article)
    20. Dovey S, McIntyre K, Jacobson D, Catov J, Wakim A (2011). Is a premature rise in luteinizing hormone in the absence of increased progesterone levels detrimental to pregnancy outcome in GnRH antagonist in vitro fertilization cycles. Fertil Steril, 96(3), 585-9.
    21. Prevedello DM, Barges-Coll J, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Morera V, Jacobson D, Madhok R, dos Santos MC, Zanation A, Snyderman CH, Gardner P, Kassam AB, Carrau R (2009). Middle turbinate flap for skull base reconstruction: cadaveric feasibility study. Laryngoscope, 119(11), 2094-8.

    Book Chapter

    1. Jacobson DL, Cheng EY, Lindgren BW (2019). Secondary UPJ Management and Reoperative Pyeloplasty. In Mohan S. Gundeti (Ed.), Surgical Techniques in Pediatric and Adolescent Urology (1st). New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.
    2. Jacobson DL, Yerkes EB (In Press). Ambiguous Genitalia. In Kevin C. Chung (Ed.), Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery (1). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
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