Wayne K. Jacobsen, MD

Professor, Anesthesiology - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. Wayne Jacobsen was born in Southern California, but grew up in Sacramento, California. After graduating from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley, he attended medical school at Loma Linda University. He completed his residency in anesthesiology (1976) and fellowship in adult critical care (1977) there as well. Dr. Jacobsen also completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care in 1975 at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. In 1979, Dr. Jacobsen started a long, and mostly rewarding, career at Loma Linda University. He was director of the Surgical-Trauma Unit until 2002, and from 1995-2002 was Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. After resigning as Department Chair, he was Chief of Anesthesiology at the Loma Linda V.A. Hospital. In 2004, Dr. Jacobsen moved to Arizona where he served as Associate Head for Education and Residency Director for the Department of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Jacobsen assumed the position of  Department Head on July 1, 2013.

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Wayne Jacobsen was born in Southern California, but grew up in Sacramento, California. After graduating from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley, he attended medical school at Loma Linda University. He completed his residency in anesthesiology (1976) and fellowship in adult critical care (1977) there as well. Dr. Jacobsen also completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care in 1975 at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. In 1979, Dr. Jacobsen started a long, and mostly rewarding, career at Loma Linda University. He was director of the Surgical-Trauma Unit until 2002, and from 1995-2002 was Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. After resigning as Department Chair, he was Chief of Anesthesiology at the Loma Linda V.A. Hospital. In 2004, Dr. Jacobsen moved to Arizona where he served as Associate Head for Education and Residency Director for the Department of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Jacobsen assumed the position of  Department Head on July 1, 2013.

Degrees
  • BA: Pacific Union College - California, 1970
  • MD: Loma Linda University Medical Center, 1973
Residency
  • Loma Linda University, Anesthesiology, 1975-1976
Internship
  • Loma Linda Uiversity, Rotating, 1974
Fellowship
  • Loma Linda University, Surgical Intensive Care, 1977
  • Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Pediatric Intensive Care, 1978

Publications

2015

Nielsen, V. G., E. Pretorius, J. Bester, W. K. Jacobsen, P. K. Boyle, and J. P. Reinhard, "Carbon monoxide and iron modulate plasmatic coagulation in Alzheimer's disease.", Curr Neurovasc Res, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 31-9, 2015. PMID: 25557378

2011

Badal, J. J., W. K. Jacobsen, and B. W. Holt, "Behavioral evaluations of anesthesiology residents and overuse of the first-person pronoun in personal statements.", J Grad Med Educ, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 151-4, 2011 Jun. PMCID: PMC3184927  PMID: 22655135