Mitchel Jacobs, MD

Mitchel Jacobs, MD

Medical Director
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

Mitchel Jacobs, MD, is the medical director of Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. He is responsible for all medical affairs, quality management, safety and standards of care at the 312-bed institution. Dr. Jacobs has 30 years of experience in medicine and has spent the better part of the past three decades at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH).

Dr. Jacobs is a board certified intensivist, with specialty in pulmonary medicine. After completing training in critical care medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he was recruited by NSUH to be the director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, becoming the hospital’s first fellowship-trained intensivist. He established the first 24/7 Critical Care System, staffed by attending intensivists, in the Northeast US. He subsequently was named the chief, Division of Critical Care for the Department of Surgery and director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In this role, he was responsible for directing the teams that rendered care to all critically ill patients that included cardiac surgery, general surgery, trauma, transplant, neurosurgery, as well as all other surgical patients.

By establishing quality control metrics, accountability and efficiency of care in the intensive care units, Dr. Jacobs was instrumental in improving the patient outcomes that ultimately led to multiple awards and national recognition for NSUH. 

Dr. Jacobs has published in medical literature and he has been a nationally recognized expert in quality management, efficiency and staffing of intensive care units. He has lectured both nationally and internationally, and served on national committees in this regard. Dr. Jacobs is the recipient of the President’s Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Bologna, School of Medicine. He has previously been an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York University School of Medicine. He is currently at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.