Laura Jacobsen, M.D.

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Biography

Laura Jacobsen, MD, is an assistant professor and pediatric endocrinologist who joined the University of Florida faculty in 2018 in the department of pediatrics. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, which was followed by a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. During her fellowship, Dr. Jacobsen was recognized for her excellence in medical student teaching, and she received the Henry A. Kokomoor Outstanding Fellowship Award.

Dr. Jacobsen provides clinical care for children with endocrine disorders and diabetes. She performs clinical and translational research in the field of Type 1 diabetes to better understand what causes Type 1 diabetes and ways to halt or prevent it.

Dr. Jacobsen is fluent in conversational American Sign Language.

Education

Fellowship - Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Florida
2015-2018

Residency - Pediatrics
University of North Carolina
2012-2015

Medical School
University of Florida
2008-2012

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

Henry A. Kokomoor Outstanding Fellowship Award
UF Department of Pediatrics
2017

Excellence in Medical Student Education Pediatric Clerkship Rotation
UF Department of Pediatrics
2017

UNC Department of Pediatrics
Floyd W. Denny Pediatric Society Resident Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care
2015

UF College of Medicine
UF Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee
2011