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Lisa Jacobs, MD, MBA

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow

Lisa Jacobs, MD, MBA is a fellow in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University who is interested in treating adolescents with ADHD, mood disorders, psychosis and addictions. She did her residency training at The University of Pennsylvania and medical school at Brown University, after working as a writer, financial analyst, hospital administration and earning an MBA. She is interested in narrative medicine and founded The Penndulum residents’ magazine and is currently working on her first book. She lives in San Francisco, loves hiking, cycling, and skiing and has travelled to 37 countries. 


  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry, The University of Pennsylvania
  • MD, Brown University
  • MBA, University of Rochester
  • BA, Cornell University


  • MD (California)

Professional Affiliations



  • Travel Award, American Professional Society of ADHD & Related Disorders
  • Charles Carpenter Traveling Fellowship
  • AACAP Life Members Mentorship Grant
  • Telluride Patient Safety Scholar
  • Beta Gamma Sigma business honors society
  • Rosemarie Brunner Award for leadership
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Magna Cum Laude

Recent Presentations

  • 2014 Grand Rounds in Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • 2014 Universidad Nacional del Centro Peru 
  • 2014 Grand Rounds in OBGYN, Women & Infants Hospital


  • Jacobs, L: The Haunting Smile, The Penndulum, Spring 2018
  • Jacobs, L: The Maybe School Shooter, The Penndulum, Spring 2018
  • Jacobs, L: Heroin Always Wins, The Penndulum, Fall 2017
  • Jacobs, L: We Need to Talk About Mental Illness in the Medical Field, KevinMD.com, 7/28/17
  • Jacobs, L: Dense and Depressed, The Penndulum, Spring 2017
  • Jacobs, L: Dr. Baldassano the Bold, The Penndulum, Spring 2017
  • Jacobs, L: Stressed and Sad as a Medical Intern? You’re Not Alone. KevinMD.com, 4/14/17
  • Jacobs, L: Amid Chaos and Desperation, This Floored Me. KevinMD.com, 3/31/17 
  • Jacobs, L: Love & Drugs in the Psych ER, The Penndulum, Fall 2016
  • Jacobs, L: A Thousand Tiny Cuts, The Penndulum, Fall 2016 
  • Jacobs, L: Presenting Pornography. Brown Medicine Magazine, Spring 2013 
  • Jacobs, L: She Always Asks, ‘Why?: Humaira Chaudhry, MD, Pulse, Summer 2013
  • Jacobs, L: Smarter than Your Average Doc: Tia C. Manning, MD, Pulse, Summer 2013
  • Jacobs, L: I’ll be a doctor soon, but I can’t understand my hospital bill, KevinMD.com, 4/21/13
  • Jacobs, L: $6,500 for Narcotics, CostsofCare.org healthworkscollective.com, 3/12/13