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
West Wing - 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.

I trust dr Jacoby and his decisions completely
Dr Jacoby takes wonderful care of me,he works so well with my other physicians!!I have many medical issues. [...]
I am very lucky to have Dr Jacoby as my pulmonologist. Since he started me on [...] my asthma has been well controlled. He is a very compassionate and really listens to you. I never feel rushed during my exam. Please acknowledge Dr Steven Jacoby.. Valley is very lucky to have him on staff !!!!
1)I don't takes any meds *** Dr Jacoby is an excellent doctor. AND, he is the most compassionate doctor (TO ALL) I have ever met. He helped me thru a very hard time [...] God bless this amazing doctor and man. Valley is blessed to have such a fine doctor in its ranks. [...]
The Doctor spent more than 30 minutes with me reviewing my medications and concerns. He was quite thorough and his explanations were easy to understand.