Wayne K. Jacobsen, M.D., F.C.C.M.

Department Head, Anesthesiology 

Professor, Anesthesiology

(520) 626-7195

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.



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Badal J.J., Jacobsen W.K., Holt B.W. The Correlation Between Evaluations of Anesthesiology Residents and the Overuse of the First-Person Pronoun “I” in Personal Statements. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Accepted for Publication 1/24/11.

Cole DJ, Cross LM, Drummond JC, Patel PM, Jacobsen WK. Thiopentone and methohexital, but not pentobarbitone, reduce early focal cerebral ischemic injury in rats. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 48(8): 807-814; 2001

Mason LJ, Cojocaru TT, Jacobsen WK, Cole DJ. Effects of anesthetics on central blood flow and metabolism. Problems in Anesthesia, 12(4):450-460; 2000

Cole DJ, McKay LD, Jacobsen WK, Hoffman J, Drummond JC, Patel PM. Effect of subarachnoid administration of ÔÅ°-ÔÅ° diaspirin crosslinked hemoglobin on cerebral blood flow in rats. Artif Cells Blood Substit Biotechnol, 25(1-2):95-104;1997

Jacobsen WJ, Isaacs WB. Cerebral injury: Are manipulations in carbon dioxide beneficial? Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, 5(1)59-62;1993