Dr. Jobe is currently Chief of Surgery, and Director of the Institute for the Treatment of Esophageal and Thoracic Disease at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA. Previously Dr. Jobe was the Sampson Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has served as the director of esophageal research and esophageal diagnostics and therapeutic endoscopy at the UPMC Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute since 2008. He also is a core member of the research faculty at the UPMC McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.


Dr. Jobe is widely considered one of the country’s leading specialists and pioneers in the field of minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal motility disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). At UPMC, he created the Esophageal Diagnostic Center, a program designed to provide cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options for complex esophageal and gastric disorders, and developed the Barrett’s Esophagus Risk Consortium, a highly successful NIH-funded cancer and Barrett’s screening program.