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Dr. Jacob received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, and completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Cleveland Clinic. After completing his fellowship in infectious diseases at Emory University, Dr Jacob joined the faculty at Emory. He serves as the Director of the Antimicrobial Assistance Program and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Jacob's research interests focus on MRSA, hospital-acquired infections including central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia, as well as optimization of antibiotic use. He is currently the co-PI for a 2 year study assessing the impact of a novel catheter access device on bloodstream infection rates.