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Linda Jacobs, PhD, CRNP

Linda Jacobs, PhD, CRNP Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Professor of Nursing
Director, Development of Cancer Survivorship Clinical Programs, Research and Educational Initiatives, Abramson Cancer Center

Dr. Jacobs is a Penn Medicine employed provider.

About Dr. Linda Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs is the founding Director of the Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence at Penn, founded in 2001. The Survivorship Program at the Abramson Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary initiative incorporating clinical, research, and education areas. She develops and oversees all of the survivorship clinical programs.  As a researcher, she examines the co-morbidities experienced by survivors as a result of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Jacobs' research interests focus on cardiovascular, reproductive, endocrine, quality of life, and other long-term and late effects of cancer treatment, clinical and genetic risk assessment, treatment summaries and survivorship care plans, and health behavior modification. 

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Survivorship Program

Board Certification:

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 1996
  • Oncology Certified Nurse, 1996

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Rena Rowan Breast Center

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • PA Medicare
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA

Education and Training

Nursing School: University of Maryland School of Nursing
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jacobs is a Penn Medicine employed provider.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania