Harry Jacobson, M.D., Director

Dr. Jacobson joined the board of directors in September 2012.  Dr. Jacobson has served as the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Emeritus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, since June 2009.  Prior to being named Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Dr. Jacobson had served as Vice Chancellor at Vanderbilt University from 1997 to 2009. 

He served as a director of Renal Care Group from 1995 to March 2006 and was Chairman of the board of directors of Renal Care from 1995 to 1997.  Dr. Jacobson previously served as a director of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.  From 1985 to 2009, he served as a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is the Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founding partner of TriStar Technology Ventures. 

Dr. Jacobson has published over 100 research articles, reviews and book chapters and co-edited the book, The Principles and Practice of Nephrology.  Dr. Jacobson received an M.D. from the University of Illinois and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and specialty training in nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.