Language: English
Gender: Female
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Iris Cantor Women's Health Center
425 E. 61st St. , 8-11th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-8163
(212) 821-0924

Personal Statement

My primary goal as a physician is to work closely with my patients to achieve their health goals. It is important that every patient understand his or her problems and treatment options. Preventive care is also critical. I am an internist with an emphasis on allergy and asthma. With asthmatics, it is especially important to make sure treatment goals are understood. It is an honor to work at the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center in the presence of excellent physicians and staff.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Allergy and Immunology


  • Hives
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Women's Health

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Ehrenkranz/Orli R. Etingin, M.D. Assistant Professor in Women's Health
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1990
  • A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1983

Honors & Awards

2008-Excellence in Teaching award-Weill Medical College


Dr. Elizabeth Leef Jacobson graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1983 and received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1990. She completed her internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and her Allergy and Immunology fellowship training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell in 1995.


Dr. Jacobson was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1996 and Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1995. She practices at the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center, a multidisciplinary practice providing comprehensive, coordinated care to both women and men.


Dr. Jacobson directs a Women's Health elective for fourth-year medical students and participates in the Introductory Clerkship and Medicine, Patients and Society courses for first- and second-year medical students.


Dr. Jacobson is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is a member of the American College of Physicians.