Kurt A. Jaeckle, M.D., is currently Professor of Neurology and Professor of Oncology at the Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville .
Dr. Jaeckle received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine, Internship in Medicine and Residency in Neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN; and Fellowship in Neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Jaeckle is Board Certified in Neurology by the ABPN and in Neuro-oncology by the UCNS. He was an 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; Medical Director of Research for the Atlantic Health System, and Professor of Neurology and Oncology at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Jaeckle has served as an investigator on several national and international Phase I-III clinical trials, and has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers involving primary and metastatic brain tumors and neurologic complications of cancer. He has served on committees for the American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neurooncology, the National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute. He served as Director of the Neurooncology Fellowship Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and was instrumental in development of the Certification and Accreditation in Neurooncology for the UCNS.
Dr. Jaeckle’s clinical practice and research focuses on targeted treatments, immunotherapy, vaccines, chemotherapy for patients with primary and metastatic CNS neoplasms.
Dr. Jaeckle enjoys spending time with his wife, Bunny Leach-Jaeckle, supporting her efforts as a patient advocate for ASCO, for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and for Mayo Clinic; and, as Director and CEO of the Nicki Leach Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting cancer research involving adolescents and young adults. He is also a luthier, who builds and repairs acoustic and electric guitars.