American Board of Urology with
Subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic
Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
da Vinci robotic certification
BS with honors Cellular & Molecular Biology
University of Washington
University of Washington, School of Medicine
Urology Residency and Training
University of Texas Health Service Center
San Antonio, Texas
Incontinence, Laparoscopic procedures (nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, pelvic reconstruction), da vinci robotic surgery pelvic reconstructive surgery, nephrectomy, pyleoplasty, stones, research in the area of incontinence and other urological conditions
Family activities, hiking, skiing, quilting
Dr. Jacoby is published and holds patents for devices used in surgery. You may click here to show her bibliography.
Publications and Patents
Dr. Jacoby holds two patents for a Powered Bone Screw Device used in male sling procedures for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). She and two colleagues worked with American Medical Systems, Inc on this device.
Dr. Jacoby’s publications include:
Dmochowski, R., Jacoby, K., et al “Multicenter Randomized Controlled Study to Evaluate Uryx Urethral Bulking Agent in Treating Female Incontinence” Journal of Urology Abstract #343 171:4 2004
Steidle, C., Jacoby,K., et al “A new testosterone gel (Testim TM) normalizes androgen levels in aging makes with improvements in body composition and sexual function.” Journal of Urology. Abstract #1411 169:4 2003
Dmochowski, R., Jacoby, K., et al, “Multicenter randomized controlled study to evaluate Uryx (R) urethral bulking agent in treating female stress urinary incontinence.” Journal of Urology. Abstract #474. 169:4 2003
Cespedes, R.D., Jacoby, K., Kennelly, M. “A New Perineal Sling for Males Stress Urinary Incontinence.” Journal of Urology, video. 165:89. 2001
Nichel, J.D., Jacoby, K., et al, “Rofecoxib in the treatment of Chrosin Nonbacterial Prostatitis: A Phase II Radnonized Placebo Controlled Study, ” Merck Publications Abstract. 2000
Nichel, J.D., Jacoby, K., et al, “Effects of Rofecoxib in patients with Chroinc Nonbacterial Prostatitis: A Placebo controlled Pilot Study”, Journal of Urology, Abstract. 165:27.2001
Jacoby, K., Rodrigues, P.A. “Abdominal Sacroculposuspension: A New Use For Self-tapping Bone Anchors”, Northwest Urological Society Scientific Meeting; December 7-8 2001.
Jacoby, K., Kennelly, M., Cespedes, D. et al., “Male Sling: A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis” Presentation at Wester Section of the American Urology Association; September 2001.
Jacoby, K., Cespedes, R.D. “Male Slings for Postprostatectomy Incontinence”, Techniques in Urology, vol 7 No.w., pp 176-183 June 2001
“Male Sling: A New Perineal Approach”, Jacoby, K. Abstract, NW Urological Society Dec. 1999 First Prize.
Jacoby, K., Rowbotham, R.K., “Double Balloon Positive Urethrography is a More Sensitive Test that the Voiding Cystourethrogram of Diagnosis of Urethral Diverticulum in Females.” Journal of Urology 162, 2066-2069, December 1999
Jacoby, K., “Bone Anchored Sling for the Treatment of Prostatectomy Incontinence” Abstract International Incontinence Society Meeting. August 1999
Jacoby, K “Urethral Diverticulectomy: Results and Patient Satisfaction.”
Abstract NW Urological Society December 1996
Jacoby, K “Urethral Diverticula and the Double Balloon Positive Pressure Urethrogram.”
Abstract NW Urological Society December 1996
Jacoby, K, et al, “The effect of HLA matching on Allograft Survival in Adult Recipients Receiving Pediatric Kidneys of 10-48 months of age” Poster/Abstract AUA May 1992
Jacoby, K, et al, “Successful Transplantation of 50 Single Unit Pediatric Kidneys Ages 11 to 48 Months into Adult Recipients”, Clin Transplant 46: 421-429, 1992
Lippman, H, Jacoby, K, et al “Surgical Complications in 50 Adult Transplant Recipients of Single Kidneys from Cadaveric Donors Aged 11-48 Months:, Clin Trnasplant 6: 350-356 1992
Lippman, H., Jacoby, K., McFarlin, L., Nicastro, J., Jones, C., Aaberg, R., and Banowsky, L.H.W., “Surgical Complications in 47 Renal Recipients of Single Kidneys from Donors Aged 11-48 Months”, Abstract 1991 American Urological Meeting.
Jacoby, K., Lippman, H., and Banowsky, L.H.W., “Successful Transplantation of 50 Single Unit Pediatric Cadaveric Transplants Ages 11-48 Months into Adult Recipients”. Journal American Society Nephrology, Abstract September 1991
Jacoby, K., Banowsky, L.H.W., “Renal Transplantation into Ileal Conduits: Results and Long Term Follow Up”., Clin Transplant., 5: 365-367, 1991
Sherman, S.J., Lawerence, J.C., Messner, D.J., Jacoby, K., Catterall, W.A., “Tetrodotoxin-sensitive Sodium Channels in Rat Muscle Cells Developing In Vitro”, Journal Biology Chemistry., 258: 2488-2495, 1983
Female Pelvic Medicine and reconstructive surgery
This new subspecialty was developed in conjunction with the American Board of OB/GYN to distinguish physicians who have special training and practice focus in the area of female pelvic health. A limited number of physicians nationwide were invited to sit for this certification.
Once invited to apply for the certification process the physicians had to provide information about their current practice including the types of surgeries performed and surgical outcomes. The selection committee then approved a select number of physicians to sit for the day long examination.
Out of the total urologists and OB/GYN physicians taking the exam 86% passed the exam. Dr. Jacoby and her urology colleagues who were approved to sit for this exam now hold the general urology certification and the subspecialty certification of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Urology.
American Board of Urology
Urologic Oncology (Cancer)
Urinary Tract Stones
Female Urology Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Outlet Relaxation Disorder
Neurology Voiding Disorders Urodynamic Evaluation Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence
- Graduated from an accredited Medical School
- Satisfactorily completed a minimum of 5 clinical years of post graduate training in an ACGME-accredited program
- Satisfactorily completed a 12 month residency program in general surgery, urology or other clinical rotations relevant to urology
- Satisfactorily completed 3 years of training specifically in urology and acted as the Chief resident in urology
- Pass a day-long written Qualifying Exam
- Completed 18 months of continuous practice in the same community
- Received a positive review and letters of recommendation
- Submit a practice log that demonstrates clinical proficiency