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Dr. Jacobs earned his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, after growing up in Houston. He completed his urologic residency at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, and fellowship training in pediatric urology at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He also earned a master’s degree in Public Health while at the University of Washington.

Dr. Jacobs joined the urology team at Children’s Health in 2011 and is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern.  He  is board-certified in Urology and is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His interests include congenital urologic abnormalities, Spina Bifida, minimally invasive surgery, complex urologic reconstruction and hypospadias.

Dr. Jacobs teaches for the American Board of Urology review course and is active in the American Urological Association’s academic activities.

Dr. Jacobs co-directs the Adolescent to Adult Transition program in Urology, focusing on spina bifida patients as they move into adulthood. He has written multiple research papers on the long-term outcomes of children with neurogenic bladder dysfunction who have undergone surgical reconstruction, as well as clinical outcomes of various surgical techniques in pediatric urology.

Dr. Jacobs sees patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano, as well as at the Children’s Health Specialty Center Rockwall. Dr. Jacobs conducts a clinic for children with spina bifida at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

Dr. Jacobs also spends as much time as possible with his two children and wife here in Dallas. He is an active member of his temple and is a lifelong fan of the Houston Astros.


Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
Lahey Clinic Foundation (2005), General Surgery
Lahey Clinic Foundation (2009), Urology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Washington (2010)
Graduate School
University of Washington (2010)
Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Seattle (2011), Pediatric Urology

Research Interest

  • Complex Urologic Reconstruction
  • Congenital Urologic Abnormalities
  • Hypospadias
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spina Bifida


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Early Vs. Expectant Management of Spina Bifida Patients-Are We All Talking About a Risk Stratified Approach?
Edwards AB, Jacobs M, Curr Urol Rep 2019 Nov 20 11 76
Splenogonadal fusion: A rare finding during routine orchiopexy.
Chen CJ, Kavoussi N, Jacobs MA, Urol Case Rep 2019 Nov 27 100904
Time Course and Extent of Renal Function Changes in Patients Receiving Treatment for Staphylococcal Pneumonias: An Analysis Comparing Telavancin and Vancomycin from the ATTAIN Trials.
Nogid B, Lacy MK, Jacobs M, Bruss J, Dwyer J, Pharmacotherapy 2018 10 38 10 990-998
Streamlining risk stratification in infants and young children with spinal dysraphism: Vesicoureteral reflux and/or bladder trabeculations outperforms other urodynamic findings for predicting adverse outcomes.
Timberlake MD, Jacobs MA, Kern AJ, Adams R, Walker C, Schlomer BJ J Pediatr Urol 2018 Jun
Diagnosing Testicular Torsion before Urologic Consultation and Imaging: A Validation of the TWIST Score.
Sheth KR, Keays M, Grimsby GM, Granberg CF, Menon VS, DaJusta DG, Ostrov L, Hill M, Sanchez E, Kuppermann D, Harrison CB, Jacobs MA, Huang R, Burgu B, Hennes H, Schlomer BJ, Baker LA J. Urol. 2016 Jan
Perioperative and Short-Term Outcomes of Robotic vs Open Bladder Neck Procedures in Patients with Neurogenic Incontinence.
Grimsby GM, Jacobs MA, Menon V, Schlomer BJ, Gargollo PC J. Urol. 2015 Nov
Pediatric Priapism Secondary to Psychotherapeutic Medications.
Armstrong WR, Grimsby GM, Jacobs MA Urology 2015 Jul
Long Term Outcomes of Bladder Neck Reconstruction without Augmentation Cystoplasty in Children.
Grimsby GM, Menon V, Schlomer BJ, Baker LA, Adams R, Gargollo PC, Jacobs MA J. Urol. 2015 Jul
Success of Laparoscopic Robotic Assisted Approaches to UPJ Obstruction Based on Pre-Operative Renal Function.
Grimsby GM, Jacobs MA, Gargollo PC J. Endourol. 2015 Mar
A Comparison of Complications of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic versus Open Appendicovesicstomy in Children.
Grimsby GM, Jacobs MA, Gargollo PC J. Urol. 2015 Mar


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Honors & Awards

  • "Super Doctors 2016 Texas Rising Stars"
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2016)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas
    D Magazine (2016)
  • "Super Doctors 2015 Texas Rising Stars"
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2015)
  • Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas
    D Magazine (2015)
  • D Magazine
    Best Pediatric Specialist (2015-2020)
  • Young Leadership Position: Maimonides Medical Delegation
    Israel Bonds (2015)
  • "Super Doctors 2014 Texas Rising Stars"
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2014)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor
    Castle Connolly Medical Ltd (2014)
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
  • American Urology Association (2011)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2012)
  • Society for Fetal Urology (2014)
  • Society of Pediatric Urologists (2011)
  • South Central Section of American Urological Association (2012)
  • Texas Medical Association (2012)