Joseph O. Jacobson

Chief Quality Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

Joseph O. Jacobson

Joseph O. Jacobson

Chief Quality Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

Biography

Joseph Jacobson, MD, joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2011 as the Institute's first chief quality officer, overseeing clinical quality programs across Dana-Farber and its affiliates, and representing Dana-Farber in regional and national quality improvement efforts. He focuses on clinical process measurement and improvement, efficiency and effectiveness of care, and quality leadership development. He is also a member of and practicing physician in our Thoracic Oncology Program.

Before joining Dana-Farber, Dr. Jacobson served as the chairman of medicine at North Shore Medical Center. As part of the Partners Healthcare system, he co-developed and currently co-directs the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program. He has an extensive track record in quality measurement and quality improvement, serving as a founding member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, as co-developer of the ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Safety Standards and as recent past Chair of the ASCO Quality of Care Committee.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Chief Scientific Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Chief Medical Officer & Medical Director, Adult Ambulatory Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Chief Clinical Research Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Chief, Division of Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Director, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Physician-in-Chief Emeritus at Boston Children’s Hospital

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Assistant Secretary & General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

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Linde Family Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine at Harvard University - Harvard Medical School

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Chief Quality Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
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Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

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Founding Member
Current

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. More than 27,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO's members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. ASCO's efforts are also directed toward advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality care for all patients with cancer and at supporting the increased funding for clinical and translational research.

Career History
Chairman of Medicine
Prior

North Shore Medical Center provides healthcare services. It offers nutrition counseling, pain management, primary care, emergency medicine, home care, laboratory services, mammography, diabetes management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and more. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Salem, MA.

Chief Quality Officer
Current

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Current

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.The school was founded by John Warren on September 19, 1782, with Benjamin Waterhouse, and Aaron Dexter.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Quality of Care Committee
Prior

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. More than 27,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO's members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. ASCO's efforts are also directed toward advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality care for all patients with cancer and at supporting the increased funding for clinical and translational research.

Member, North Shore Physicians Group, Inc Board of Trustees
Prior

Patient Care, Research, Education and SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY.

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2011

The Conquer Cancer Foundation was founded by the foremost cancer doctors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment, and cures of all types of cancer. ASCO was created in 1964 by seven cancer physicians with a single purpose: to improve the care of people with cancer. ASCO has grown from its original seven members to nearly 45,000 today representing over 120 countries. As its foundation, Conquer Cancer helps support ASCO's many programs and activities, including cancer research, learning opportunities for oncology professionals, patient and caregiver education, and more.

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2008

The Conquer Cancer Foundation was founded by the foremost cancer doctors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment, and cures of all types of cancer. ASCO was created in 1964 by seven cancer physicians with a single purpose: to improve the care of people with cancer. ASCO has grown from its original seven members to nearly 45,000 today representing over 120 countries. As its foundation, Conquer Cancer helps support ASCO's many programs and activities, including cancer research, learning opportunities for oncology professionals, patient and caregiver education, and more.

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2008

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention. More than 27,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals in all levels of the practice of oncology.American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO's members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. ASCO's efforts are also directed toward advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality care for all patients with cancer and at supporting the increased funding for clinical and translational research.

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