Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations
Scheie Eye Institute
Dr. Jacobson received his M.D. in 1970 from the University of Illinois and earned his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1977. After he completed his Ph.D., he began his training in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and completed this residency in 1980. He is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania and directs the Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Jacobson is leading the human gene therapy clinical trial for the RPE65 form of childhood-onset retinal degeneration and is involved with consortiums of investigators planning or performing treatment trials for forms of syndromic and non-syndromic retinal degenerations.