Dr. Karen Reckamp, M.D., MS

Dr. Karen Reckamp, M.D., MS
Los Angeles, California

DirectorMedical Oncology
Associate DirectorClinical Research
Medical Oncology Director, Lung Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


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Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS is Professor in Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She received a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from the department of Biomathematics at UCLA. Dr. Reckamp also serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Research for the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI). She obtained my medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1998 with AOA distinction, and trained in Internal Medicine at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Reckamp completed fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA in June 2004, and completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research (MSCR).

She leads many phase I, II and III studies funded by the NCI, internal funds and industry.  Dr. Reckamp is a member of ASCO, AACR, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and SWOG. She participated in the ASCO Leadership Development Program and led the Scientific Committee for metastatic lung cancer for the ASCO annual meeting. Dr. Reckamp has been the past recipient of many honors including American Lung Association, Lung Force Honoree in 2018. She has also authored or co-authored many manuscripts in the field of Thoracic Oncology, and has been active in investigation of MET alterations in lung cancer.