Daniel Jacobs, M.D.

Daniel Jacobs, MD.
Courtesy Associate Professor

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575


Department of Neurology
Shands Medical Plaza
2000 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL. 32610

Personal Information:

Dr. Jacobs presently serves as a Courtesy Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville Florida.

In addition, he is Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology, and Director of Stroke Services at Orlando Health, and directs the (outpatient) Multiple Care Center  in Orlando, where he spends his clinical time.  The Multiple Sclerosis Care Center of NSO is the only MSFC accredited multiple sclerosis center in central Florida.

In 1982, Dr. Jacobs earned an A.B. in History from Stanford University.  He earned an MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, then served his Residency in Neurology at Kansas before being appointed  a Fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology at the Shands Teaching Hospital Department of Neurology, Gainesville, FL from 1992-94.

Dr. Jacobs is a  Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, and the Center for Neuropsychological Studies. He practices as a general neurologist with particular expertise in multiple sclerosis, stroke, and dementia.  He is listed in Best Doctors of America.

Education & Professional Background:

  • Stanford University, Stanford, California, A.B. History, 1978-82
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, Medical Degree, 1982-87
  • Intern, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1987-88
  • Junior assistant resident, Department of Medicine, Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, (Johns Hopkins University), 1988-89
  • Resident, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, 1989-92
  • Clinical Fellow, Department of Neurology and Clinical  Psychology (behavioral neurology) with Dr. Kenneth M. Heilman, Professor,  University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 1992-1994

Selected Publications

Sadovnik AD, Jacobs DH.  MS and cognition and APOE: The ongoing conundrum about bio-markers.  Neurology 70: 164-165, 2008 (editorial).