Faculty Profile

Dr. Amanda McNear Jacobs, M.D.

Amanda McNear Jacobs, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

Professional Interests

Amanda M. Jacobs, MD, a board-certified specialist in adolescent medicine, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  She serves as founder and Director of the Adolescent IUD and Contraceptive Implant Service at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).  Dr. Jacobs has an adolescent medicine consultation practice at both the Hutchinson Metro Center and at WestMed in White Plains, NY where she provides gynecology and contraceptive services for teens as well as consultation for eating disorders and other adolescent health problems.  For 8 weeks per year, she serves as a teaching hospitalist on the inpatient adolescent medicine service at CHAM.

Dr. Jacobs earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with honors from Lehigh University in 1994 and her MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1999.  She completed her pediatrics residency at Montefiore Medical Center and her fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2006.  Prior to joining the pediatric faculty at Einstein/Montefiore in 2009, she worked in private practice, college and school health, and juvenile justice.

Dr. Jacobs’s academic interests are centered on adolescent gynecology and contraception, particularly long –acting reversible contraception.  She teaches adolescent medicine to medical students, pediatric residents and post-doctoral fellows while providing clinical service to both inpatient and outpatient adolescents as well as through her position as Co-director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellows Research Seminar. Dr.  Jacobs has presented numerous lectures, seminars and workshops both regionally and nationally and has several publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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Selected Publications

A. Original Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Jacobs AM, Toudjarska I, Racine A, Tsipouras P, Kilpatrick MW, Shanske A. A recurring FBN1 gene mutation in neonatal Marfan syndrome. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002;156(11):1081-5  PMID: 12413333

 Warman KL, Jacobs AM, Silver EJ. If we prescribe it, will it come? Access to asthma equipment for Medicaid-insured children and adults in the Bronx, NY. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002;156(7):673-7  PMID: 12090834

 Belzer M, Sanchez K, Olson J, Jacobs AM, Tucker D. Advance supply of emergency contraception: a randomized trial in adolescent mothers. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2005;18(5):347-54  PMID: 16202939

 Rubin SE, Felsher M, Korich F, Jacobs AM. Urban adolescents and young adults' decision-making process around selecting intrauterine contraception.  J Pediatr Adoles Gynecol 2015 Sep 9.  doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.09.001 [epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26363309


B. Review Articles

Jacobs AM. Oligomenorrhea in adolescents.  The Female Patient  2012; 37: 18-24

Jacobs AM, Alderman EM. Gynecologic exam of the pre-pubertal girl. Pediatr Rev 2014; 35;3:97-105 PMID: 24585812


C. Abstracts Presented at National Meetings

Yellin MJ, Lee JJ, Jacobs AM, Chess L, Lederman S. T-BAM/CD40-L mediates T-T cell signaling by interacting with CD40 on activated T cells. Presented at ASBMB Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 1994. FASEB J 1994:8 Abstracts:A1001, Abstract 5797

 Calaman S, Jacobs AM, Crooke G, Racine A, Glickstein J, Weingarten-Arams J. Infantile Marfan syndrome - a 5-week-old with unusual pulmonary manifestations. Chest; 2000:118(4);297S-8

 Warman KL, Jacobs AM, Silver EJ. Access to asthma equipment in the inner city. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association Annual Meeting, Region II, Bronx, NY, February 2000 and at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2000.  E-PAS 2000; 1378

 Jacobs AM, Litman N, Ozuah PO. Infectious etiologic agents inciting osteomyelitis in patients with sickle cell anemia in the Bronx, NY. Presented at Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Greenwich, CT. March 2002 and at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. May 2002.  E-PAS 2002; 1601

 Jacobs AM, Fazzari MJ, Coupey SM. Cervical dysplasia in immunocompromised vs. immunocompetent adolescents.  Presented at Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2011 and at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. April 2011. E-PAS 2011; 1185.8

 Rubin S, Jacobs AM. “The easiest way”: decision-making process of urban adolescents choosing to use an IUD. Presented at the Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting in Miami, FL, September 2014.  Contraception 3 (90), 335, 2014.  DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.05.148

 Felsher M, Jacobs AM, Rubin S. Urban adolescents’ decision process with choosing intrauterine contraception. Presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, Annual Meeting, New York, NY.  November 2014

 Jacobs AM, Maslyanskaya S, Coupey SM. Evolution of a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) service for adolescents in an urban academic children’s hospital: if you build it they will come! Presented at Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015; North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2015; and at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA,  April 2015 J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2015; 28(2):e69

 Maslyanskaya S, Talib HJ, Jacobs AM, Coble-Sadaphal C, Northridge J, Coupey SM. Etiology and management of abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents admitted to a children’s hospital over a ten-year period- 2005-2014. Presented at North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL April 2015 and at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2015  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2015; 28(2):e63


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