Dr. Carolyn Jacob, MD

Dr. Carolyn Jacob, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Carolyn Jacob, MD is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL. She specializes in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and more.Read her story

20 W Kinzie St Ste 1130

Chicago, IL 60654

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  • Aetna
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  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Jacob's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jacob "Carolyn I. Jacob, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Harvard-Trained Cosmetic and Laser Surgeon, and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, located at 20 West Kinzie in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. In Biology, and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She was Chief Resident of Dermatology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, and completed a Laser Surgery Fellowship at Harvard, SkinCare Physicians. Dr. Jacob is a well-known expert on all medical skin issues, and has been published in numerous articles and medical textbook chapters on dermatology and cosmetic and laser surgery. As a matter of fact, she trains other physicians on injectable cosmetic aesthetics. She lectures nationally and internationally, and her expertise has been featured on Dr. Oz, Good Day Chicago, Windy City Live, NewBeauty Magazine and Online media including CBS, USA Today, ABC, FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, Allure, Forbes, and Self Magazine."
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7  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Pediatric Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

33  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
  • Botox® Injection
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Liposuction
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Surgery
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Wi Hospital and Cli
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Med School/
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacob has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Macedonian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Carolyn Jacob, MD
Being a first time cosmetic injection patient, I was pretty nervous about my visit. Dr. Jacob and her staff are phenomenal at what they do, and really put me at ease. Dr. Jacob was such a huge help and didn't try to sell me on things I didn't need. This whole practice is a wonderful place!
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Jen in Chicago, IL – May 05, 2016
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I had such a great experience with Dr. Jacob that I sent her my mum. We are both very happy with the treatments we received. Dr. Jacob has a very warm personality and knows how to put people at ease: she listens to any concerns we might have and the treatment options are clearly explained. The...Read More
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Chicago, IL – Jan 28, 2016
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Dr. Jacob has been my doctor for a number of years, both for dermotologic and cosmetic concerns. She is my go to doctor! Most recently, I saw Dr. Jacob to discuss treatment options for an 8 inch scar on my upper arm following surgery for a spiral humerus fracture last summer. Dr. Jacob took...Read More
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Deens in Chicago, illinois – Jan 18, 2016
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Dr Jacob and her staff are excellent care providers. Very warm and welcoming. Dr Jacob is incredibly easy to talk to and seemed to really understand my needs. She was open to my suggestions and medications I was interested in. I felt like she was really listening. I have told my family and friends...Read More
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Melinda in Chicago, IL – Jan 13, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr Jacob for cosmetic and medical reasons for a while now. I love the office and she is very kind and thorough. Very convenient location and would highly recommend!
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Chicago, IL – Jan 12, 2016
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