Dr. Lia Jacobson is a pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, or otolaryngologist. She cares for children with airway disorders, aerodigestive disorders (breathing and feeding problems as a result of issues involving the upper digestive and respiratory tracts), chronic ear disease and other ENT conditions, including those that require surgical treatment.

Jacobson is committed to improving surgical education in other parts of the world. She currently works with ENT training programs in Tanzania and Cambodia. Her academic interests include capacity building in global surgery, pediatric airway safety, physician wellness and multidisciplinary team models of care.

Jacobson completed an undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley and has a master's degree in global medicine from the University of Southern California (USC). She earned her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Keck Medicine of USC, followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Keck School of Medicine of USC, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    Keck Medicine of USC, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2019

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2020

  • Languages

    Spanish

Where I see patients (2)

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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