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Brian P. Jacob, MD, Celebrates Outstanding Achievements in Hernia and Bariatric Surgeries


NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2015, Dr. Brian Jacob is an American Board Certified general surgeon who has been recognized for showing dedication, innovation, leadership, and excellence in the field of hernia surgery, groin pain, bariatric surgery, and international surgical education.

Dr. Jacob is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. He is on the Board of Governors of two national surgical societies that include (SAGES) Society of American Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Surgeons and (AHS) Americas Hernia Society. He is also the Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee at (ACS) The American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the ASMBS. Dr. Jacob is also the Regional Medical Director for He is also the founder of the International Hernia Collaboration, currently the largest global group of hernia repair surgeons and stakeholders in existence.

What is the International Hernia Collaboration (IHC)?

The IHC is currently a private vetted Facebook™ group of surgeons, health care providers, and industry representatives who are passionately interested in the repair of hernia and optimizing outcomes. By embracing social media as a collaborative forum designed to provide quality improvement, we can more effectively and transparently obtain immediate global feedback that in turn has the potential to improve both patient outcomes as well as the quality of care we provide. Groups like this will help disrupt and evolve the current standards being used today to provide ongoing healthcare education and quality improvement.

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