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Karen Ching-Tismal, MD, FACS

Breast Surgical Oncologist

4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 (212)

Areas of Expertise Include:

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

About the Doctor

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:

From the Doctor

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.


  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology


  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    University of Philippines - Manilla, Philipines,

    1999 - 2004

  • Residency

    Maimonides Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY

    2006 - 2011

  • Internship

    Providence Hospital - Southfield, MI

    2005 - 2006

  • Fellowship

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

    2011 - 2012


    ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) - Jacksonville, FL

    - 2005

  • Doctor of Medicine - Fellowship

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

    2011 - 2012

Hospital Affiliation

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

Legal Practice Name

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Physicians Inc