Dr. Jacobe joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical School in 2002 after serving on the faculty at the University of North Carolina. She is the director of the Phototherapy unit in the department, where she is actively expanding and optimizing the services provided. Concordant with her interest in phototherapy, Dr. Jacobe also has an interest in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.


Medical School Baylor College of Medicine (1996)
Internship Baylor College of Medicine (1997), Internal Medicine
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2000), Dermatology
Graduate School UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Chronic Cellulitis
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Morphea
  • Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Transplant Patients

Research Interest

  • Morphea/localized Scleroderma
  • Phototherapy
  • Scleroderma
  • UVAI Phototherapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

"This study supports a treatment regimen for patients with morphea that is easily adopted by..." of: [Torok KS, Arkachaisri T. Methotrexate and corticosteroids in the treatment of localized scleroderma: a standardized prospective longitudinal single-center study. J Rheumatol. 2012 Feb; 39(2):286-94; doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110210].
Vasquez R, Jacobe H Faculty of 1000 2012
Morphea and other localized forms of scleroderma
Vasquez R, Sendejo C, Jacobe H Curr Opin Rheumatol 2012 (in press)
"Schanz et al. aimed to define the frequency of musculoskeletal involvement via magnetic resonance imaging..." of: [Schanz S et al. Localized scleroderma: MR findings and clinical features. Radiology. 2011 Sep; 260(3):817-24; doi: 10.1148/radiol.11102136]
Kim A, Jacobe H Faculty of 1000 2012
Do automated text messages increase adherence to acne therapy: Results of a randomized, controlled trial
Vasquez R, Jacobe H J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 DOI: [Epub ahead of print].
Development of consensus treatment plans for juvenile localized scleroderma
Li SC, Torok KS, Pope E, Dedoglu F, Hong S, Jacobe HT, et al Arthritis Care Res 2012 8 64 1175-1185
Morphea in adults and children (MAC) cohort II: Patients with morphea experience delay in diagnosis and large variation in treatment
Johnson W, Jacobe H J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 2012 Feb 28 [Epub ahead of print]
Hooked on tanning. Why you shouldn't start.
Kourosh A, Jacobe H Skin Cancer Foundation Journal 2012 30 38-40
Recent developments in diagnosis and assessment of morphea
Nouri S, Jacobe H Curr Rheumatol Rep 2012 (submitted) 2012
Morphea (localized scleroderma) in adults
Jacobe H UpToDate 2012 UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA
Role of sex in academic dermatology: results from a national survey
Sadeghpour M, Bernstein I, Ko C, Jacobe H Arch Dermatol 2012 7 148 809-14


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Faculty of 1000
    Reviewer (2012)
  • Who's Who in America
  • North American Rheumatologic Disorders of the Skin Committee Member
    Medical Dermatology Society (2008)
  • Phototherapy Task Force Member
    National Psoriasis Foundation (2008)
  • Secretary-Treasurer
    Photomedicine Society (2008)
  • Deans Scholar
    Clinical Scholars Program candidate for Master in Clinical Science with Distinction (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year
    Voted on by the residents in Dermatology (2004)
  • University of Texas Plan II Honors Program, Austin, TX
    Graduate with Special Honors (1992)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dermatology Foundation (2013-2015)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2010-2014)
  • Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) (2010-2012)
  • Scleroderma Foundation (2009)
  • Medical Dermatology Society (2008)
  • National Psoriasis Foundation (2008)
  • Skin Cancer Foundation (2007)
  • Photomedicine Society (2005)
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (2005)
  • Dallas Dermatologic Society (2002)
  • American Medical Association - 2000-Present (2000)
  • Dermatology Teachers Exchange Group (2000)