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Katherine Julia Jacobson, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Family & Community Medicine


Lower Level

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

University of Maryland, BS, 2006

University of Maryland, MD 2010

MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Residency 2013


Dr. Katherine Jacobson is a native of the Baltimore area, was educated at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed her residency in the Family Medicine program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She remained at MedStar Franklin Square as clinical faculty in the family medicine department and simultaneously worked at Healthcare for the Homeless, Baltimore County.  Dr. Jacobson brings a love of teaching into her practice of medicine as she strives to provide excellent care to all of her patients regardless of age or background. . Dr. Jacobson is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts her consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns. She also enjoys providing low-risk obstetrical services. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Mother-baby, low risk obstetrical care, well-child care, preventive care, chronic disease

Highlighted Publications

Barr, w., Rosener, S., Frayne, D., Barash, J.  Jacobson, K., Ratcliffe, S.  “The FMEC-IMPLICIT Network’s Prescription for a Healthy Family: A model of Interconception Care at Well Child Visits,” March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Symposium, Washington D.C, poster presentation, 2012

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Jacobson provides full-scope family medicine services. She treats entire families, ages 0-100+. She provides newborn nursery care and performs routine newborn circumcision. She performs in-office procedures including birth control implant, IUD, laceration repair, and skin biopsy and removal of skin lesions. She provides prenatal care, well child care, acute care, and chronic disease management.


Awards and Affiliations

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2009

Kowaleski Award, University of Maryland Scholl of Medicine, awarded for excellence in Family Medicine, 2010

Thomas M Holcomb Award, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, awarded for excellence in pediatrics, 2011

Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, 2019

Grants and Contracts

“The Current State of Interconception care practices in a Family Medicine Residency”     American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Resident Research Grant

Professional Activity

Resident Member, American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Quality and Practice, 2012

New Physician Delegate, American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Constituency Leaders, 2017

Member, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board. 2007-2016

Resident Director, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Board, 2012-2013       

Member, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Governmental Advocacy Committee, 2014-present   

Treasurer, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, 2016-present