Who We Are

We Empower People to Innovate, Learn and Lead

In the U.S., every 40 seconds, one person dies from cardiovascular disease, and another suffers a stroke. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for over a third of all deaths in Erie County alone.

The Jacobs Institute (JI) Is a one-of-a-kind, not-for-profit vascular medical technology innovation center

All programs accommodate up to 30 participants and virtual programs are also available. located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, N.Y. At the JI, clinicians, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs work hand-in-hand through collaborative partnerships to create and develop the next generation of medical technology. These technologies will revolutionize the treatment of vascular diseases in Western New York (WNY) and beyond.


The JI’s Mission is to accelerate the development of next-generation technologies in vascular medicine through collisions of physicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, and industry.


The JI’s vision is to improve the treatment of vascular disease in Western New York and the world while fostering local economic development and honoring the memory of Lawrence D. Jacobs, MD.

The JI Building Layout

A Medical Innovation Space Fostering Collaboration

Strategically located at the heart of both a world-class university research institute and a state-of-the-art hospital, the JI is uniquely positioned to foster collaboration between physicians, engineers, researchers, and entrepreneurs

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The JI has a brilliant vision to unite various experts in an innovative ecosystem under one roof and raise the what-if and why-not questions. This is bound to lead to extraordinary innovations that will address some of the most significant unmet challenges in medicine.
Fred Khosravi, Silicon Valley device entrepreneur
The JI's Partnerships

Together We're Advancing New Medical Device Technology & Improving Patient Outcomes

The JI is proud of its strong ties with its medical industry partners. Through these collaborations, we are able to provide excellence in medical device innovation, training, and educational programs.

The people of the JI

Physicians, engineers, and clinical experts dedicated to furthering the vascular and medical device industry.

Meet The Team

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The Jacobs Institute is located in the heart of a community that needs us most

Dedicated to our community & inspiring future minds