Vinita E. Jacob, M.D.


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Personal Statement

Dr. Vinita Jacob is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at The Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell campus. She joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in July 2008 working with Dr. Ellen Scherl and Dr. Brian Bosworth in the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. She specializes in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease as well as gastroenterology and endoscopy. Under the scope of inflammatory bowel disease, she has given numerous presentations on women's issues in IBD , particularly IBD related fertility and safety of IBD medications during pregnancy. She is also a co-investigator in multiple clinical trials for inflammatory bowel disease.

Biographical Info

Dr. Jacob received her B.S. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her medical doctorate from Albany Medical College. She completed her internal medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She subsequently finished her gastroenterology training at Columbia Presbyterian, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She did further sub-specialty training with an advanced fellowship specifically in inflammatory bowel diseases under the tutelage of Dr. Ellen Scherl, Director of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Honors and Awards

October 2013: Presidential Poster Recipient at the American College of Gastroenterology 2013 Annual Meeting for abstract “Impact of Breathing and Education Programs on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Quality of Life (QOL) and Inflammatory Biomarkers” Jacob V, Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M.


Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Clinical Expertise
General Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Celiac Disease
Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer Screening
Crohn's Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Anal Fistula
Positive Cologuard
Abdominal Bloating
Abdominal Pain
Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Intolerance to Foods
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Nausea and Vomiting
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
  • M.D.
    Albany Medical College of Union University
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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