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Karen Ching-Tismal, MD, FACS

Breast Surgical Oncologist

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Karen Ching-Tismal, MD, FACS Office and Other Patient Information

Primary Office

Office 1: Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center

1301 Palm Avenue
, Jacksonville, FL 32207


Karen Ching-Tismal, MD, FACS Biography and Info

Karen Beatrice Ching-Tismal, MD, FACS, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgeon who specializes in benign and malignant breast disorders. An experienced clinical trials investigator, Dr. Ching-Tismal also specializes in the management of patients with a high risk for breast cancer based on genetic or familial predisposition. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
  • Axillary Reverse Mapping
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Breast Health and Breast Cancer Prevention

About Me

Living close to the ocean has always been a dream of mine, and my husband and our two sons enjoy spending time outdoors and playing sports like basketball and tennis.

What has guided my practice over the years is serving as an advocate for my patients. I believe in educating them about the latest, evidence-based treatments and sharing in their treatment goals. I consider it a privilege to share in their cancer journey.

I’ve participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and in community outreach programs that promote breast health and breast cancer prevention.


  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery


  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery)


  • English
  • Tagalog

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center Clay
  • Baptist Medical Center South

Legal Practice Name

  • Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians Inc

Karen Ching-Tismal, MD, FACS Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    University of Philippines - Manilla, Philipines

    1999 – 2004

  • Internship

    Providence Hospital - Southfield , MI

    2005 – 2006

  • Residency

    Maimonides Medical Center - Brooklyn , NY

    2006 – 2011

  • Doctor of Medicine - Fellowship

    St. Luke?s-Roosevelt hospital / Mt Sinai West

    2011 – 2012

  • Fellowship

    St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital - New York , NY

    2011 – 2012

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