About Dr. Jakobovits

Simon Jakobovits is a Melbourne based Gastroenterologist with a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Whilst Dr Jakobovits investigates and treats all general gastroenterological complaints, he specialises in supporting sufferers of IBD to manage this lifelong illness. To reach a broad base of sufferers, Simon combines public practice at The Alfred Hospital where he is a visiting specialist, with a private Gastroenterology practice at Cabrini Medical Centre. He also offers endoscopy services at centres in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. Uninsured patients who are seen in his private rooms can be wait listed for endoscopic procedures at the Alfred Hospital.

In addition to treating and healing individuals, Dr Jakobovits also dedicates time to teaching the next generation of health care professionals. He is involved in teaching students of the Monash University Medical School at the Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University and a Lecturer at Latrobe University.

Dr Jakobovits completed physician training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He undertook Specialist Gastroenterology training at the Western Hospital, Footscray Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He subsequently undertook a research and clinical fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at the John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford, UK.

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Professional Experience

2007 – current: The Alfred Hospital, Gastroenterologist

2007 – current: Private Practice at Cabrini Medical Centre

2006 – 2007: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK

2005 – 2006: St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne: Gastroenterology trainee

2004 – 2005: The Western Hospital, Footscray: Gastroenterology trainee

2003 – 2004: The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne: Medical registrar

2002 – 2003: The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne: Hospital medical officer


Teaching and Academic responsibilities

2012 – ongoing: Monash Universtiy: Honorary Senior Lecturer

2009 – 2015: Latrobe University: Senior Lecturer


Qualifications / Achievements

2003 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

1998 Monash University Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with honours



The Alfred Hospital Residents and Graduates Association prize for the highest aggregate marks in 6th year examinations

The Alfred Hospital Psychiatry Prize for the highest marks in final year, Psychological Medicine

The Australian Medical Association Prize prize for the highest aggregate marks in 6th year examinations

The Sir Edward Hughes Medal and Prize for the highest aggregate mark in fifth and sixth year Surgical examinations.

The CIBA-GEIGY prize for the highest aggregate marks in 6th year examinations

The Royal Australasian College of Physician Victorian State Committee Prize in Clinical Medicine Awarded to the top final year student in Clinical Medicine at the Alfred Hospital Cluster.

The Harriet Power Scholarship in Medicine and Surgery

The Harry Hindlip Green Scholarship in Medicine


Research, Publications and Presentations

Jakobovits, SL, Travis SPR.
The management of Acute Severe Colitis Br Med Bull. 2006 Jul 17;75-76:131-44. Print 2005

Jakobovits SL, Jewell DP, Travis SP Infliximab for the treatment of ulcerative colitis: outcomes in Oxford from 2000 to 2006. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 May 1;25(9):1055-60.

Jakobovits SL, McDonough M, Chen RY Buprenorphine-associated gastroparesis during in-patient heroin detoxification. Addiction. 2007 Mar;102(3):490-1.

Williams HR, Cox IJ, Walker DG, North BV, Patel VM, Marshall SE, Jewell DP, Ghosh S, Thomas HJ, Teare JP, Jakobovits S, Zeki S, Welsh KI, Taylor-Robinson SD, Orchard TR. Characterization of inflammatory bowel disease with urinary metabolic profiling. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jun;104(6):1435-44. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2009.175. Epub 2009 Apr 28. Erratum in: Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jul;104(7):1894.


Memberships and Associations

Royal Australian College of Physicians – www.racp.edu.au

Gastroenterological Society of Australia – www.gesa.org.au

American Gastroenterological Association – www.gastro.org

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