Edgar B. Jackson Jr., M.D.

Chief of Staff Emeritus, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of University Hospitals and UH Case Medical Center

Dr. Edgar B. Jackson, Jr., is chief of staff emeritus and senior advisor to the president & CEO of University Hospitals (UH) and University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC). Jackson also championís diversity efforts at University Hospitals and has served as clinical professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University since 1986.

Dr. Jackson formerly held the position of chief of staff and senior vice president for clinical affairs at University Hospitals of Cleveland from 1997 to 2000. He was co-chief of staff from 1994 to 1997 and served as associate chief of staff from 1991 until 1994. 

Dr. Jackson has served on the medical staff of UHCMC since 1973 and served as the health director for the City of Shaker Heights from 1986 until 1994. In the early 1970s, he served as chairman of the Sickle Cell Medical Advisory Committee of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Cleveland Medical Association and the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association, Inc. Dr. Jackson also served as assistant to the dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1970 and was the first assistant dean of minority affairs in l971. Dr. Jackson also served as chief of medicine residents at MetroHealth Medical Center in1970. 

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Jackson is board-certified in internal medicine. He retired from the group practice of internal medicine, Cleveland Physicians Inc., at University Suburban Health Center in 2005.

Dr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Case Western Reserve University, graduating with honors from medical school.

Professional Activities:

National Advisory Committee, Program to Strengthen Hospital Nursing for Improved Patient Care

National Advisory Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust

Health Advisory Panel and Pew Commission on Health Professionals.

American College of Physicians 

Committee of Underrepresented Minorities and Clinical Practice Committees

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies since 1991

Former Board Member, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981 until 1987

Recognition and Awards:

Edgar B. Jackson, Jr., M.D., Endowed Chair for Clinical Excellence and Diversity, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2004.

Edgar B. Jackson Jr., M.D., Conference Room in the Otis Moss Jr., University Hospitals Medical Center

Louis Stokes Visionary Award, Fairfax Development Foundation, 2006

Outstanding Minority Alumni Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1974