Abraham Jacob

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Chief Quality Officer, M Health Fairview
Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric Hospitalist


Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA, joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2005 to start and direct the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. The Division has grown substantially since 2005 and has become the largest service for admissions at M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital (UMMCH). The program currently provides inpatient pediatric services at UMMCH, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital, and Shriners. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Medical Officer for UMMCH from 2012-2019 with a focus on patient safety, quality, and patient experience. He is now the Chief Quality Officer for MHealth Fairview and a a staff attending on the General Pediatrics service at UMMCH and on the Internal Medicine service at UMMC.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Jacob went on to medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine where he graduated in 1994. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota in 1998. After completing residency, he helped to start the first combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics practice in the Twin Cities with five of his residency classmates and served as medical director of the clinic. Since coming to the University of MN as faculty, Dr. Jacob's main interests have included resident education, family centered care, quality improvement, and patient safety. He helped to lead an initiative at UMMCH that recently won the MN Hospital Association 2015 Patient Safety Improvement Award. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.


MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
MHA, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Recognition

Clinical Care Award, M Health Medical Staff
Patient Safety Improvement Award, "The Daily Safety Call," Minnesota Hospital Association
Department Leadership Award, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics
Best Doctors in America
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine (2023)
Department Leadership Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota



Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Kathleen Jost
Administrative Phone: 612-625-6678
Administrative Email: Kathleen.Jost@fairview.org
Administrative Fax Number: 612-626-1144