Peter Lars Jacobson, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology jacobson
Adult Neurology, Director, UNC Neurology Palliative Care Program

Clinical Interests: Pain management, Bioethics, Palliative care 
Clinical Research Interests: Chronic non-cancer pain management, Ethical issues in end-of-life care, Committee member, American Academy of Neurology Ethics, Law & Humanities Committee (appointed by former AAN President for 2002-2004, reappointed by current AAN President for 2005-2007, Medical Student and Neurology Resident training in ethics, pain management, and palliative care, Curriculum development with American Academy of Neurology to ensure Neurology Resident Core Competencies in Ethics, Pain Management, and Palliative Care

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology


  • BA, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency: Neurology, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship: Electroencephalograpy, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Fellowship: Pain Management Program, Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Bioethics, Department of Social Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • End-of-Life Project, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI