Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Geraldine Jacobson obtained her BS from Michigan State University, then traveled and worked in Europe and Asia. She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed her Radiation Oncology residency at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. While serving as Medical Director of a hospital-based department in Florida, she earned her Master of Public Health at the University of South Florida. She served as program director and Associate Chair of the University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology and obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 2012 she became Founding Chair of the West Virginia University Department of Radiation Oncology. The department mission included providing high quality oncology care for the people of the state. In her role as system chair of radiation oncology she had first-hand experience in working with the challenges faced by patients in rural areas. Her clinical and research interests include image guided radiation for breast and gynecologic cancer, minimizing cancer treatment toxicity, rural and global health care, and reducing health care disparities. She has participated in International Gynecologic Cancer Society global ECHO tumor boards and is the Chair of Health Volunteers Overseas oncology steering committee. Dr. Jacobson serves as the President of the American Society of Radiation Oncology. She is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and the specialty, promoting access to care for all patients, and collaborating with other organizations to reduce health care disparities.