Michael Duane Jacobson

Family Medicine

Michael D. Jacobson, D.O., M.P.H. joined the residency in July 2013 while he was active duty with the U.S. Air Force as part of the inaugural faculty affiliation with the USAF's School of Aerospace Medicine's Residency in Aerospace Medicine (RAM). Dr. Jacobson 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 an 'early adopter' of buprenorphine opiate maintenance treatment, developing an outpatient program in 2005.  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. Next, he served as Chief of the Medical Staff at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., then completed his Master of Public Health at Wright State University in June 2012, followed by a residency in aerospace medicine at Wright-Patterson AFB. From 2013 until 2019, then Colonel Jacobson served as the Director of Operational Graduate Medical Education until he retired from the AF in 2019. He now precepts outpatient residents and serves as the faculty supervisor for addiction medicine training in our residency.

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