Sarah Mireles Jacobs, MD, MEd

Science Writer

Dr. Sarah Mireles Jacobs is a Medical Technical Writer on the PMG Grants Management team. She brings a depth of medical knowledge and writing skills to the grant-funded organizations we serve. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a degree in Biology, and remained there to earn a Master’s degree in Education and work in curricular design for the U of A Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. She has carried forward her skill set as a teacher, enabling her to communicate complex medical information in a straightforward manner to patients, trainees, colleagues, and the scientific community around the world. 

She attended medical school at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, then completed residency training in Ophthalmology at Washington University in St Louis. After residency, she stayed on faculty at Washington University to serve as chief of the University Eye Service, managing trauma and ocular emergencies, which honed her skills as a level-headed team player and an excellent communicator under pressure. She went on to complete a fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, then joined the faculty at the University of Alabama Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital where she served as the Division Head of Oculoplastic Surgery, trained residents, and helped bring new techniques and treatments into the region. She has also been involved in medical service outreach around the world, including Chile, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, and India.

Throughout her medical career, she authored several peer-reviewed quantitative and qualitative research publications in her field, wrote book chapters, regularly presented at national meetings, helped refine a medical question bank for nationwide dissemination, developed a full curriculum for oral boards training, and consulted with multiple large biotechnical firms on collaborative writing projects. Recognizing her love of writing and editing, she later pivoted from clinical work to full-time scientific writing where she has thrived. In her position with PMG, she has contributed to writing and editing: grant applications, reports, and project deliverables; medical curricular material; conference posters and podium presentations; journal article manuscripts; science-based marketing materials; research spotlights; and summary briefs. Our PMG clients who interface with Sarah find that she produces high quality materials, saving the organization’s leadership and faculty significant time.