Dr. Karen Jacks, MD

Dr. Karen Jacks, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Karen Jacks, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University in 2000 and specializes in medical oncology, hematology, and more.Read her story

9280 W Sunset Rd Ste 100

Las Vegas, NV 89148

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthChoice
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 87% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 85% of peers
Tongue Cancer
more than 60% of peers

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Dr. Jacks' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jacks "EDUCATION Dr. Jacks completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina and earned her medical degree at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, and her hematology/medical oncology fellowship at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and Leo Jenkins Cancer Center. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Dr. Jacks worked at UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute and Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI), where she focused on breast and gynecologic oncology. At NVCI, she served as an oncology fellowship preceptor, medical director of Oncology Services at University Medical Center, and as the oncology rotation residency coordinator at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Medical Oncology Hematology PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Alpha Omega Alpha American Society of Clinical Oncology American Medical Association ACCOMPLISHMENTS Dr. Jacks has numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and received the Eugene Furth, M.D. Award for Most outstanding Senior Resident, and Sir Williams Osler Award for Best Senior Resident in Cardiology. Publications AUY922, a novel HSP90 inhibitor: Final results of a first-in-human study in patients with advanced solid malignancies. Read more. PERSONAL Dr. Jacks is a native of North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and sewing."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jacks "My philosophy is to care for each patient as a special individual as I would treat the members of my own family."

4  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Clinical Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

4  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

21  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of North Carolina
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacks to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jacks' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Jacks is the best doctor in Las Vegas. She is so compassionate, easy to talk to and really cares about her patients. I wish Dr. Jacks could be my everything doctor. More doctors could really learn from her. She is AMAZING. If you want a exceptional Doctor, look no further you have found...more
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Dr. Jacks has been treating my father for several years for his lung cancer. With her care he has been in remission for 6 yrs. She is a very kind considerate and respectful oncologist. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has the unfortunate diagnosis of cancer. We have great trust in her...more
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