Cynthia Jacobstein, MD, MSCE , is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at CHOP’s King of Prussia Hospital. She earned her MD — and the Marie Leebron Prize in Pediatrics awarded to the student earning the highest record in Pediatrics in the School of Medicine — and MSCE from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed both her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at CHOP. Jacobstein is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’ve been at CHOP since coming here for my residency — all but for one year. Even in the stressful setting of the ED, I love to meet the families and talk to kids about what they like to do for fun. It’s rewarding to help families during what can be a scary time for them.
What excites you about the opportunity at King of Prussia Hospital?
I’ve seen CHOP grow so much in my close to 30 years here. I see King of Prussia Hospital as CHOP was then, where it’s small enough that I’ll be able to work with colleagues from across the entire hospital. I will feel connected to them, and they will feel connect to those of us in the ED. I believe in the model of a medical home — primary care most of the time — which makes connecting with referring providers during or shortly after an ED visit essential to providing the smoothest, best care for each child who comes through our doors. That will be a goal of the ED in King of Prussia.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
I love sports — especially watching my son play basketball. I spend my free time with my husband, two sons and our dog Clifford. My husband and I like to wander city neighborhoods, eat at Philly’s amazing restaurants, and go to musicals in the city. We’re looking forward to going to the theatre and traveling again, once it’s safe to do so.