Laurie Jacobson, M.D.

Dr. Laurie Jacobson is a board certified dermatologist who completed a laser, cosmetic surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship in New York City. She is the first doctor to bring the Fraxel laser to Seattle five years ago.

Dr. Jacobson graduated from the University of Michigan with Distinction and then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for medical school. She completed her dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University where she was Chief resident. Following her residency, she trained with Dr. Roy Geronemus for her Mohs and laser fellowship. She worked in Manhattan for two years at Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York prior to moving to Seattle. Dr. Jacobson’s practice focuses on general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

She has lectured nationally and written textbook chapters and journal articles on topics ranging from novel skin cancer treatments to cosmetic enhancement of scars. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two young children and enjoys pilates, distance running, and travel.

Why Choose a Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon?

Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard in skin cancer treatment. An increasing number of physicians are performing Mohs surgery, which is now widely accepted as the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. However, not all Mohs surgeons receive the same level of training as Dr. Laurie Jacobson, a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.

When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Dr. Laurie Jacobson has achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery approved fellowship. For you, this means peace of mind, knowing that you will receive superior quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.

Dr. Laurie Jacobson and ACMS - Committed to Superior Care

The ACMS ( was established by Dr. Frederic Mohs himself, and its fellowship training program is generally acknowledged as the benchmark in Mohs surgery training. Through an extensive application and interview process, only the most qualified physicians are selected by ACMS to participate in a fellowship program. Participants must undergo a rigorous 1 to 2 year training program subsequent to completing a residency in dermatology.

During fellowship training, Dr. Laurie Jacobson studied and trained under the guidance of veteran Mohs College surgeons who have demonstrated expertise in Mohs surgery. A cornerstone of the ACMS fellowship training program is cultivating experience and judgment in each graduate. Since skin cancer occurs in a diversity of forms, degrees and locations, the program is set up to be thorough and stringent.

Dr. Laurie Jacobson met the following requirements in completing her ACMS fellowship:

  • Participated in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases
  • Learned to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples removed during Mohs surgery
  • Performed a vast array of reconstructions, ranging from the simplest to the most complex, multi-step repairs

As an ACMS graduate, Dr. Laurie Jacobson gained an uncommon level of exposure, including everything from challenging tumor locations to rare tumor pathology and complex wound reconstruction. You can rest assured that she has the training and experience to achieve the best outcome from your skin cancer treatment.

See Q&A & Patient Reviews for Dr. Jacobson on RealSelf

Dr. Laurie Jacobson in the News

Dr. Laurie Jacobson talk with the Skin Cancer Foundation about full body exams:

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Dr. Laurie Jacobson was invited to KOMO News for Skin Cancer Awareness month.

It's skin cancer awareness month and KOMO's Art Sanders talks to leading dermatologist Dr. Laurie Jacobson about the danger even here in Seattle.

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