Geraldine Jacobson, MD
I completed my residency in Salt Lake City and began my radiation oncology career at the University of Utah. Since then, I have worked in both private practice and academic departments. I believe this has given me a broad understanding of issues facing radiation oncology. I was recruited to the newly established University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology in 2002 to head the breast and gynecology service. This department was transitioning to a new facility, a center for image guided radiation therapy. I had multiple roles in this department. In 2002, I started the new HDR brachytherapy program, integrating the procedures into our multidisciplinary patient care and the radiation therapy and gynecology oncology training programs. From 2002-2005, I was resident program director and reorganized the training program to comply with ACGME competency-based evaluations. I was Associate Chair and Medical Director from 2005-2012. I obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2008. In January 2012, I became founding Chair of a new Department of Radiation Oncology at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
My clinical research interests include image-guided radiation for breast and gynecologic cancer, quality of life and reduction of late normal tissue effects, and MRI based planning for HDR brachytherapy.