Dr. Robert E. Jacobson is a neurological surgeon specializing in spine surgery, brain tumors and stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife and Gamma Knife technologies.
With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Jacobson started his training and career in Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital followed by a residency in Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Hospital in New York, and at the University of Miami Hospitals. He completed fellowships in Cervical and Lumbar spine surgery in Academisch Zeikenhaus, Utrecht, Netherland, and Microvascular surgery in Kantonspiel Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland. He served as Medical officer in the United States Army and later continued as Instructor and Assistant Professor, at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida. He received Academic honors from Ford Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr Jacobson was instrumental in the development of cross-sectional imaging of the spine in the 1970’s and 1980’s and later developed the initial percutaneous approach to the lumbar spine in the 1980’s and spinal screw systems for lumbar surgery in the early 1990’s. He holds US patents for both percutaneous and spinal instrumentation systems as well as stereotactic guidance surgical systems. He has written and lectured worldwide on spinal imaging and surgery as well as Radiosurgery. Doctor Jacobson has privileges at the CyberKnife Center of Miami, CyberKnife Institute at Mercy Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and Coral Gables Ambulatory Center.