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Lenworth Mayhew Jacobs, MD

Vice President, Academic Affairs, Hartford Hospital; Director, Hartford Hospital Trauma Institute


Hartford Hospital


General Surgery, Board Certified
Trauma Surgery

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Office Locations

  • Hartford Hospital Surgery Department

    80 Seymour Street
    P.O. Box 5037
    Hartford, CT 06102
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    Phone: 860.972.4189
    Fax: 860.972.2777


Dr. Jacobs has been the Director of Trauma and Emergency Medicine at Hartford Hospital since 1983. He serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he also is Professor of Surgery. He was educated at the University of West Indies Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and he completed his surgical training at Boston University Medical Center and at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He directed emergency medical services for the City of Boston and Boston City Hospital. Dr. Jacobs holds multiple state and national appointments. He was given the President’s Award by the American Trauma Society in 2004, and that same year he was appointed Governor of the American College of Surgeons. In 2005, he won the “Surgeons’ Award for Service to Safety” from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma for continuous commitment to patient care through prevention programs, surgical excellence, and education. At Hartford Hospital, he was instrumental in the design and implementation of the LIFE STAR program, and in developing a national model for a health care response to terrorism activities. Dr. Jacobs has been in practice since 1976 and joined the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff in 1983 when he relocated to this area.


Medical School

  • University of West Indies 1970 MD


  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Barbados) 1971


  • Children's Hospital (MA) 1972
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (MA) 1973
  • Boston City Hospital / Boston University Medical Center 1975

Faculty Appointments

Dartmouth Medical School, Geisel School of Medicine, Assistant Dean
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, Professor and Chairman