Amanda M. Jacobs, MD is a board-certified specialist in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Health Physicians, in Hawthorne, NY. Her clinical expertise focuses on the treatment of medical and mental health issues, including adolescent gynecology, contraception (including IUD and implant insertion, removal & care), eating disorders, medication treatment of depression/anxiety, LGBTQ inclusive care and adolescent primary/preventative care.
For eight years, Dr. Jacobs worked as an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Following this, she served as the Director of Health Services at Sheltering Arms, a New York City agency serving children in foster care and juvenile justice. Prior to her current position, Dr. Jacobs worked as an adolescent medicine specialist in private practice in Westchester County.
Dr. Jacobs has extensive experience in contraception and adolescent gynecology. From 2011 to 2016, she was the Founder and Director of the Intrauterine Device (IUD) and Contraceptive Implant Service at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Jacobs also has extensive experience and training in managing anxiety, depression and eating disorders in adolescents. She engages individuals, families and therapists in a team approach to address these mental health issues. Dr. Jacobs has presented numerous lectures, seminars and workshops both regionally and nationally on various topics in Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Jacobs earned her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1999) and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Engineering from Lehigh University (1994). She completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center (2002) and Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (2006).