Vinita E. Jacob, M.D.
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Vinita E. Jacob, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


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.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Gastroenterology


  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


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

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 and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Albany Medical College of Union University, 2001


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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