Steven C. Jacoby, MD

Medical Director, Critical Care; Medical Director, Respiratory Health & Pulmonary Medicine, Valley Medical Group

Steven C. Jacoby, MD
Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG-Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine

1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
3 West - Suite 303
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-689-7755
Fax: 201-689-0521



MD, Yale University School Of Medicine, 1994 - 1999

MA, Dartmouth College, 1988 - 1992


New York University Medical Center, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, 2002 - 2005

Internship & Residency

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1999 - 2002

Board Certifications

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2002

Subspecialty Board Of Critical Care - Certified, 2005

Subspecialty Board Of Pulmonary Disease - Certified, 2004

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I treat a wide range of pulmonary disorders including COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung nodules, asthma, interstitial lung disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, cough and shortness of breath. I also treat complex patients who are critically ill in the intensive care units.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Some of the techniques that I use in my practice are bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, percutaneous tracheostomy, central venous and arterial catheters, intubation and thoracic ultrasound.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

It has been a pleasure to serve the Valley community for more than a decade and a half. I am proud of my efforts to establish and support a resilient team of critical care specialists, including outstanding nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who can give timely and expert care to the sickest patients at any hour of the day. I am also proud to collaborate with clinical staff in our hospital-based and office-based clinical teams to create a positive workplace and environment where patients can receive excellent and safe care. I participate in multiple committees to improve the safety and quality of our care.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I believe in listening to the patient in front of you and putting in the effort to get the patient to resources that will help them.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

Initially, it was seeing how a pediatric hematologist/oncologist was able to affect a large number of children by supporting a summer camp for children with cancer and blood disorders; treating kids who were on therapy during their stay. Although I didn't go into pediatrics, I was inspired by the way a doctor could sometimes help not just the physical health of the patient in front of them, but also a whole community.

Awards & Accolades

Physician Champion Award
NJ Sharing Network

Fellow Teaching Award
NYU Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
2003 & 2004

Dr. Joseph M. Muschel Housestaff Award 2002
Columbia Presbyterian

Publications & Research


Jacoby SC, Gagnon E, Caron L, Chang J, Isenring P. Inhibition of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransport by mercury. Am J of Physiol. 1999 Oct.  277(4 Pt 1):C684-92.

Isenring P, Jacoby SC, Forbush B III. Mutagenic mapping of the Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransporter for domains involved in ion transport and bumetinide binding.  J Gen Physiol. 1998 Nov; 112: 549-558.

Isenring P, Jacoby SC, Forbush B III. The role of transmembrane domain 2 in cation transport by the Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransporter. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 1998 Jun 9; 95(12): 7179-7184.

Isenring P, Jacoby SC, Payne JA, Forbush B III. Comparison of Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransporters. NKCC1, NKCC2, and the HEK cell Na-K-Cl cotransporter. J Biol Chem. 1998 May 1; 273(18): 11295-11301.


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

This is one of tge best DRs one could ever have especially at the time you are awre your situation is not good at all .He is very empathetic patient explains your situation very well .He is very busy and each time I have to see him I have had to wait for a while or be canceled but is is worth to be waited for and he always apologize for the delay. I am now doing fairly well because of him
Dr Jacoby is the very finest. He is super attentive. Makes detailed notes and genuinely cares. He answers all questions thoughtfully and really understands each patients goal for the visit. He seems to have infinite time and there was zero rush. [...] Very rare that a Doctor picks up on one poorly explained point from a patient and understands precisely the intent behind the patients comment. His answers were sort of perfect. [...]
Dr. Jacoby is an excellent physician and truly fine and caring persone. One-of-a-kind!
Dr. Jacoby is the best doctor I have ever had. His compassion and concern is unrivaled.
Dr. Jacoby provides is provides excellent medical care and is a fine person. He elicits trust.