Michael Duane Jacobson, D.O.
Michael D. Jacobson, D.O., M.P.H., Col. USAF, SFS, clinical assistant professor of family medicine, joined the residency in July 2013 when we began our collaboration with the Residency in Aerospace Medicine (RAM) program at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Ga., graduating in June 1988. He remained there as residency faculty in addition to serving as a flight surgeon and commanding the Aviation Medicine Clinic. In October 1990 he was transferred to Blanchfield Army Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky. Dr. Jacobson also worked extensively in emergency medicine departments from 1988-1993. After separating from the Army in 1992, he launched a private, outpatient practice concentrating in chronic pain and osteopathic manipulation in Frankfort, Ky. In 1996, Dr. Jacobson was invited to serve as medical director for New Destiny Treatment Center, a faith-based residential addiction treatment program. He was certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in December 2004. He also became certified as a medical review officer developing drug-free workplace programs, reporting software and testing surveillance. He became trained in buprenorphine opiate maintenance treatment developing an outpatient program that is still the primary source of funding to New Destiny. In February 2007 he returned to active duty with the Air Force as a flight surgeon at Langley Air Force Base, Va., from which he deployed as a flight surgeon and chief of the medical staff. He was later transferred to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., serving in the same positions. He completed his Master of Public Health at Wright State University in June 2012, followed by a residency in aerospace medicine at Wright-Patterson AFB, which he completed in June 2013. In July 2013 he was appointed director for the RAM-Family Medicine Program. He serves as the faculty supervisor for addiction medicine training in our residency as well as faculty advisor to the RAM-FM residents.