Laura Jacobsen, M.D.

Laura M Jacobsen, M.D.

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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 conversational in American Sign Language.


Fellowship - Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Florida

Residency - Pediatrics
University of North Carolina

Medical School
University of Florida

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Endocrinology - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

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

Henry A. Kokomoor Outstanding Fellowship Award
UF Department of Pediatrics

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Emerging Leader
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

Johnny Carson Award for Best Overall Research Evening of Scholarship
UNC Department of Pediatrics

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

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