Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Carol Mackenzie Jackson, PhD, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Eastern Regional Medical Center

"Asking for, and seeking out, the care that is right for you is an act of bravery. "

- Carol Mackenzie Jackson, PhD, PA-C
Carol Mackenzie Jackson, PhD, PA-C


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology - St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
  • Master of Arts in Humanities - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Additional Degree(s)

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Health Education and Counseling - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Certified Physician Assistant – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Practicing Since: 2004

“It is an honor to work an environment that provides caring, creative and comprehensive treatment,” says Carol Mackenzie Jackson, PA-C, Physician Assistant in Surgical Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia.

Jackson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she then completed a Master of Science in Health Education. She completed a Doctorate in Health Education and Counseling at Temple University, and a post-doctoral degree in Humanities at Arcadia University, in Glenside, Pennsylvania. After several years as a health educator working with patients and families at large hospitals and rehabilitation centers, Jackson completed a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Arcadia University.

In 2004, Jackson joined a private gastroenterology clinic in Delaware, providing care for more than 1,500 patients with chronic and advanced liver disease. She worked in internal medicine from 2005 to 2008 and in vascular and endovascular surgery from 2008 to 2009. Later, she was a Physician Assistant in Cardiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Jackson has also served as Instructor with the Physician Assistant Program at Arcadia University and with the Department of Graduate Health Services at St. Joseph’s University. She has published case studies and reviews with numerous medical journals.

Licensed through the State of Pennsylvania, Jackson is a Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

At CTCA, Jackson assists in a wide variety of surgeries for breast cancer, breast reconstruction, gastrointestinal and urologic cancers, and other cancers. She provides peri-operative patient management and assists with post-operative patient care. “My goal for patients is that they feel in charge of their diagnosis and treatment plan, with the informed support of their families and caregiving circle,” says Jackson.

Outside of CTCA, Jackson enjoys spending time with her husband and family. An avid cyclist, swimmer and runner, she competes year-round in competitive and charitable events.

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