Dr. Jamie Jarboe goes to work everyday determined to make someone’s life better.
A physician in Graves Gilbert Clinic’s Oncology Department, Dr. Jarboe received her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University before attending the University of Louisville for medical school and to complete her residency in Internal Medicine.
She has been a practicing oncologist since completing a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and became an associate professor of medicine immediately following.
Her passion for research and building relationships lead her to the field of oncology.
“Hematology is a bit like a puzzle, and it is satisfying to identify the dysfunctional part and try to get things working properly again,” she says. “Oncology patient-physician relationships can become intimate quickly, and I really enjoy taking this journey with patients and their families. The science is always moving and evolving, allowing us to frequently have new therapies to offer our patients.”
A Bowling Green native, Dr. Jarboe worked for local dermatologist Dr. Gordon Newell in high school and college. She joined the Graves Gilbert team in 2014.
“Dr. Jarboe is a wonderful colleague and partner to have,” says Vidya Seshadri, M.D., Graves Gilbert Clinic Oncology Department. “Her cheerful face, ever-ready willingness to help and her kindness towards all, particularly to the patients, is infectious.”
Patients value her calm presence and unconditional approach to providing the best health care, serving as an advocate when she feels the standard isn’t high enough.
Apart from the physical and emotional demands of her profession, Dr. Jarboe is a devoted wife to another Bowling Green native, Christopher Jarboe, as well as mother to her three active daughters. She serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Southern Kentucky and is a member of the Women’s Fund of South Central Kentucky.