Dr. Kurt Jaeckle, MD

Dr. Kurt Jaeckle, MD

Neuro-Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Kurt Jaeckle, MD is a neuro-oncology specialist in Summit, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neuro-oncology and neurology.Read his story

99 Beauvoir Ave

Summit, NJ 07901

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
more than 97% of peers
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
more than 57% of peers

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Dr. Jaeckle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jaeckle "Kurt A. Jaeckle, M.D., is currently Medical Director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, and Medical Director for Clinical Research at the Atlantic Health System. He is ABPN Board Certified in Neurology and UCNS Board Certified in Neuro-oncology. Dr. Jaeckle received his MD degree at Indiana University School of Medicine; completed internship in Medicine, residency in Neurology, and Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease at Vanderbilt University; and completed Fellowship in Neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has held faculty positions as Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Associate Professor and Deputy Chairman of Neurology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and as Professor of Neurology and Professor of Oncology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Jaeckle has served as a principle investigator or co-investigator on several investigator- initiated, national and international Phase I-III clinical therapeutic trials, which have focused on treatment of patients with primary and secondary CNS malignancies. He has authored numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters on the subject of primary and metastatic brain tumors, and the neurologic complications of cancer. He has previously served as Chair of the Internal Audit Committee and member of the Scientific Research Committee at MD Anderson; member of the Scientific Research Committee, Scientific Progress Committee, Data Safety Monitoring Committee, and Chair of the Disease Oriented Group Committee at Mayo Clinic and Director of the Neurooncology Program at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Jaeckle has previously served as Site Principle Investigator at Mayo Clinic Florida for the NCCTG, Alliance and ECOG NCI-supported Cooperative Groups, Co-Chair of the Neurooncology Committee for the NCCTG; Chair of the Section on Neurooncology of the American Academy of Neurology; Executive Board member for the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties; Executive Board member of the Society for Neurooncology (SNO); member of the NCI Brain Malignancies Steering Committee; Chair of NCI ABTC grant review committee, and past member of NIH Special Study Sections. Currently, he serves as Site Principle Investigator for the Atlantic Health System for the Alliance Clinical Trials In Oncology Group (NCI funded Cooperative Group); is a member of the NCI Cooperative Group (Alliance) neurooncology committee, and a member of the Physician's Advisory Board for PIER (Partners in Innovation, Education and Research). Dr. Jaeckle is also a practicing neuro-oncologist, providing care for patients with primary brain tumors, metastases to brain and spine, leptomeningeal metastases, paraneoplastic disorders, and other neurologic complications of cancer. The emphasis of Dr. Jaeckle's clinical research includes trials of new agents for brain tumor treatment, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy, vaccines, chemotherapy, radiosensitizers, and personalized treatments based on molecular profiling. During his free time, Dr. Jaeckle loves to spend time with his wife, Bunny Leach-Jaeckle, and help support her efforts as a patient advocate, writer, and CEO of the Nicki Leach Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funding to help young adults with cancer."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jaeckle "To provide the best, personalized care with compassion."

2  Specialties

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

5  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders

2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Meml Sloan Kettering Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jaeckle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jaeckle to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Jaeckle's 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
Dr. Jaeckle Says:

I am always interested in your constructive feedback to improve patient care and the patient experience in our Health Care System.


Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Jaeckle takes the time to answer your questions and explains your condition in plain English. His knowledge of brain tumors and current research is superior. Nurse Kathy (his left hand) is also great.
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