Scott Jacobson, MD

“I lead an active life and am passionate about health and fitness. Helping my patients return to the activities they enjoy inspires me.”


Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Southern California Center for Sports Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Medical School: University of California Los Angeles, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 
Undergraduate Education: University of California at Santa Barbara, with highest honors 
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Associate Member   


Dr. Jacobson is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician experienced in athletic injuries, sports medicine, and arthroscopy. He specializes in surgical and non-operative treatment of the musculoskeletal system, bones and joints, with a primary focus on shoulder care. In two decades of experience he has treated professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes of all ages. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s most sought after shoulder surgeons, he is involved in numerous research projects to develop improved shoulder arthroplasty products and improve outcomes for his patients. He was recently elected to be a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, a premier group of leading orthopedic surgeons with only 737 members. 

Dr. Jacobson earned his medical degree at UCLA. He completed his residency at Duke University and sports medicine fellowship at Southern California Center for Sports Medicine, and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Jacobson joined The Center’s team of expert physicians in 1995.  

Dr. Jacobson’s passion for health and fitness has led him to compete in the fitness industry; he has placed in the top three as a National Physique Competitor in open and master’s men’s divisions. He is also a multi-engine, instrument rated private pilot, enjoys playing the piano, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.  

“”Dr. Jacobson did a fantastic job on my surgery and recovery. His reputation as one of the best shoulder orthopedic is valid.
Staff excellent.”

“It has been six months since you took the screw out and ‘cleaned up’ my right shoulder. I have had no more sessions of debilitating pain. I don’t have ANY pain in the shoulder at all! You must now take credit for ‘fixing’ it.” – Dave Semich

“Dr. Jacobson was so nice and concerned about my issues. He has been my surgeon on a couple knee surgeries and now my shoulder. He helped refer me to the oncologist I needed. I felt like I received the best care possible.”

“I’ve seen several of the orthopedic surgeons at the Center. Dr. Jacobson is by far the best. He speaks to his patients as though they are real people and shows sincere compassion.”

“Thank you for your care and commitment to helping others heal. I realize that in order to do what you do, much self-sacrifice and dedication is required. I am grateful. I also am grateful for your staff and supportive medical community. Since my fall, I have thought that had I been a pioneer women, without today’s medical interventions, I would have begged to die or would have died from infection of some kind. I am blessed and I acknowledge your talented part in my recovery process.” – Ila R.  

  • Faculty for National Advanced Arthroplasty Clinical Concepts in March 2018. Presented on the following topics; surgical exposure for shoulder arthroplasty, rationale for a glenoid component that conforms to glenoid anatomy, the evolution of reverse shoulder arthroplasty and implications of varying neck/shaft angle, revision shoulder arthroplasty, as well as moderated several panel discussions. 
  • Principal investigator for FDA clinical trial for a new shoulder arthroplasty system, Simpliciti, which should be available in the US in 2015.
  • Currently involved in developing a national shoulder arthroplasty database
  • Actively involved with design and manufacture of shoulder arthroplasty and trauma implants