Joseph Jacobson

Joseph O. Jacobson, MD, is Chief Quality Officer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA, and is a medical oncologist practicing in Boston.

Joseph Jacobson, MD, joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2011 as the Institute's first Chief Quality Officer, overseeing clinical quality programs across Dana-Farber and its affiliates, and representing Dana-Farber in regional and national quality improvement efforts. He focuses on clinical process measurement and improvement, efficiency and effectiveness of care, and quality leadership development. He is also a member of and practicing physician in our Thoracic Oncology Program.

Before joining Dana-Farber, Dr. Jacobson served as the Chairman of Medicine at North Shore Medical Center. As part of the Partners Healthcare system, he co-developed and currently co-directs the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program. He has an extensive track record in quality measurement and quality improvement, serving as a founding member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, as co-developer of the ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Safety Standards and as recent past Chair of the ASCO Quality of Care Committee.