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Jessen Jacob, M.D., joins Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute as a Cardiologist

October 4, 2021

MIAMI – October 4, 2021 – Cardiologist Jessen Jacob, M.D., joins Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Dr. Jacob specializes in diagnosing and treating complex cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and heart failure, as well as preventive cardiology. He has advanced specialized training in cardiac imaging using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac CT, and nuclear cardiology.

“I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Jacob to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiology,” said Jonathon Fialkow, M.D., deputy director of the Institute, chief of cardiology and co-medical director of the lipid management program. “His extensive training and experience in advanced cardiac imaging will make him an asset joining our cardiology team and to our patients.”

Prior to joining Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Dr. Jacob worked as a noninvasive academic cardiologist, including a previous academic appointment as assistant professor of medicine and radiology at the University of Florida.

Dr. Jacob holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, where he expanded his knowledge of research study design, epidemiology and biostatistics.

After his fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jacob completed additional training in advanced cardiovascular imaging at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston. During this time, he trained with world-renowned cardiovascular imaging experts in valvular heart disease, 3D imaging, strain imaging, structural imaging, cardiac CT and nuclear cardiology.

His research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals. He also serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications, serves on national committees and has presented at multiple national conferences.

Dr. Jacob earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic, a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota and an advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center.

Dr. Jacob is part of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Cardiology Group. The team is composed of the most accomplished and respected professionals in their field. These top-tier physicians, advanced practice providers, medical assistants and clinical pharmacists work hand in hand to create a personalized approach for each and every patient. Because the cardiologists have expertise in a vast array of cardiology specialties, including advanced heart failure, cardio-oncology, clinical lipidology, resistant hypertension, vascular medicine and sports cardiology, they can focus on treating specific heart conditions with innovative solutions.

He will see patients at the following Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute location: 7400 SW 87 Avenue, Suite 100, in Miami.

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About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. The Institute leverages the power of Baptist Health’s combined resources of experts, pioneering research, compassionate caregivers and leading-edge treatments and technology.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.



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