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

Dr. Jacobs joined the Urology faculty in Dallas in 2011 and is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern. He is also the Director of the Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program at Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern. He sees patients in Dallas at Children’s Medical Center as well as in the Plano facility and Rockwall. His interests include congenital urologic abnormalities, spina bifida, minimally invasive surgery, complex urologic reconstruction and hypospadias. Dr. Jacobs conducts a clinic for children with spina bifida at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He co-directs the Adolescent to Adult transition program in Urology, focusing on special needs children 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 teaches for the American Board of Urology review course and is active in the American Urological Association’s academic activities.

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

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
  • Sub-specialty Certification in Pediatric Urology


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

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spina Bifida


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Painless pediatric priapism and cough.
Jacobs M, Lo MD, Lendvay TS Pediatr Emerg Care 2015 Jan 31 1 36-8
Multi-Institutional Review of Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Extravesical Ureteral Reimplantation.
Grimsby GM, Dwyer ME, Jacobs MA, Ost MC, Schneck FX, Cannon GM, Gargollo PC J. Urol. 2014 Oct
Laparoscopic-assisted Ureteroureterostomy for Duplication Anomalies in Children.
Grimsby GM, Merchant Z, Jacobs MA, Gargollo PC J. Endourol. 2014 Jul
Demographics of Pediatric Renal Trauma.
Grimsby GM, Voelzke B, Hotaling J, Sorensen MD, Koyle M, Jacobs MA J. Urol. 2014 Jun
Upper tract changes in patients with neurogenic bladder and sustained pressures >40 cm following bladder neck surgery without augmentation.
Snodgrass W, Villaneuva C, Jacobs M, Gargollo P J Pediatr Urol 2014 Jan
Reinnervating the Penis in Spina Bifida Patients in the United States: Ilioinguinal-to-Dorsal-Penile Neurorrhaphy in Two Cases.
Jacobs MA, Avellino AM, Shurtleff D, Lendvay TS J Sex Med 2013 Jul
Practice variation and clinical confusion regarding undescended testes and retractile testes among primary care respondents: a multi-regional survey study in the United States.
Shnorhavorian M, Jacobs MA, Stearns G, Mingin G, Koyle MA Pediatr. Surg. Int. 2012 Jun 28 6 635-9
Conservative management vs early surgery for high grade pediatric renal trauma--do nephrectomy rates differ?
Jacobs MA, Hotaling JM, Mueller BA, Koyle M, Rivara F, Voelzke BB J. Urol. 2012 May 187 5 1817-22
Prognostic significance of altered p120 ctn expression in bladder cancer.
Silva Neto B, Smith GL, Mandeville JA, Vanni AJ, Wotkowicz C, Rieger-Christ KM, Baumgart E, Jacobs MA, Cohen MS, Zeheb R, Loda M, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC BJU Int. 2008 Mar 101 6 746-52
Epidermal growth factor receptor status and the response of bladder carcinoma cells to erlotinib.
Jacobs MA, Wotkowicz C, Baumgart ED, Neto BS, Rieger-Christ KM, Bernier T, Cohen MS, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC J. Urol. 2007 Oct 178 4 Pt 1 1510-4


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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)
  • 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

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