Sharon Lum, MD, has been a dedicated breast surgeon for 20 years and specializes in caring for patients with malignant and benign conditions of the breast. Her research interests include health care disparities and quality measures in breast cancer care, and she enjoys mentoring trainees in clinical and health systems research.
“Dr. Lum is a widely respected breast surgeon and is the first woman to head this department,” said Tamara L. Thomas ’87, dean, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM). “Her extensive academic, research, and clinical experience will serve the department well.”
Dr. Lum is a professor of surgery at LLUSM and has served as vice chair of academic affairs in the department of surgery, medical director of the Breast Health Center at LLU, and director of breast surgery at Riverside University Health System.
A graduate of Harvard College and Washington University School of Medicine, she trained in general surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University, where she completed an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Fellowship.
Dr. Lum assumed the chair role in March 2021, replacing Carlos A. Garberoglio, MD, who had served as chair since 2009.
J. Paul Jacobson, MD, joined Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) faculty in 2004. He serves as an associate professor of radiology, neurosurgery, and basic sciences, and recently as vice chair for the department of radiology. He is the director of the divisions of neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology. Until several months ago, he served for over 10 years as program director of the diagnostic radiology residency and the neuroradiology fellowship.
“Dr. Jacobson brings strong leadership and will continue to advance the department’s educational programs, research, and patient services,” said Tamara L. Thomas ’87, dean, LLUSM.
He is a graduate of University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University. He trained in general surgery, diagnostic radiology, and neuroradiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. After further training in interventional neuroradiology at Loma Linda and in Geneva, Switzerland, he also completed the GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship.
Dr. Jacobson assumed the chair role in June 2021, replacing David B. Hinshaw Jr. ’71 who had served as chair of the department of radiology since 1990.