Heidi Jacobe, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She holds the James N. Gilliam, M.D., Chair in Dermatology.

Dr. Jacobe earned her medical degree with honors at Baylor College of Medicine and completed a residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical School. She also earned a master’s degree in clinical science at UT Southwestern.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Jacobe joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2002 after serving on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Jacobe’s main clinical and research interest is morphea, or localized scleroderma. She runs a comprehensive sclerosing skin disorders clinic, providing care for patients with morphea, scleroderma, and other sclerosing skin conditions. As Director of Phototherapy Services, Dr. Jacobe specializes in the use of ultraviolet light to treat eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Dr. Jacobe is a member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, the Scleroderma Foundation Medical Advisory Committee, and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance. She has served on the Skin Cancer Foundation’s photobiology committee since 2007.

Dr. Jacobe has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to more than a dozen books, and published numerous academic articles.

Dr. Jacobe was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. She also has been named a Best Doctor in America and a Faculty of 1000 reviewer.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2008), Clinical Science
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997-2000), Dermatology
  • Internship - Baylor College of Medicine (1996-1997), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1992-1996)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2008)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) (2016)
  • Dermatology Foundation (2013)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2010)
  • Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) (2010)
  • Scleroderma Foundation (2009)
  • National Psoriasis Foundation (2008)
  • Rheumatologic Dermatology Society (2008-2017)
  • Dermatology Teachers Exchange Group (2000)
  • American Medical Association (2000)
  • Dallas Dermatologic Society (2002)
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (2005)
  • Photomedicine Society (2005)
  • Skin Cancer Foundation (2007)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2018, 2020-2022
  • Photomedicine Society 2015-2018, President
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology 2017-2018, Executive Board
  • Skin Cancer Foundation 2007-2017, Photobiology Committee
  • Best Doctors in America 2012-2016
  • Faculty of 1000 2012-2016, Reviewer
  • Secretary-Treasurer 2008-2015, Photomedicine Society
  • Who's Who in America 2010-2016
  • North American Rheumatologic Disorders of the Skin Committee Member 2008, Medical Dermatology Society
  • Phototherapy Task Force Member 2008, National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Deans Scholar 2006, Clinical Scholars Program candidate for Master in Clinical Science with Distinction
  • Teacher of the Year 2004, Voted on by the residents in Dermatology
  • University of Texas Plan II Honors Program, Austin, TX 1992, Graduate with Special Honors
Books & Publications
  • UVAI Phototherapy
  • Scleroderma
  • Phototherapy
  • Morphea/localized Scleroderma

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