Jill Lacy MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Biographical Info

Dr. Jill Lacy is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology at Yale School of Medicine with over 20 years of experience as a practicing Medical Oncologist. Dr. Lacy graduated from Yale School of Medicine in 1978, completed training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Yale, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Lacy's early career was focused on clinical and basic research related to Epstein Barr virus-mediated oncogenesis and HIV-associated malignancies during the height of the AIDS epidemic. In recent years, Dr. Lacy's clinical practice has been devoted to caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, brain tumors, and HIV-associated malignancies. Her current research is focused on therapeutic clinical trials in GI malignancies, including gastroesophageal, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. She is the principle investigator on a number of investigator-initiated, pharmaceutical, and cooperative group studies. Dr. Lacy is actively involved in education as Director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship at Yale. She has served on national committees focused on optimizing the education of Medical Oncology trainees and recruiting minority students to careers in Oncology.

Education & Training

Yale University (1978)
Yale University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (1979 - 1982)
Yale University School of Medicine, Oncology (1982 - 1985)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1982)
Board Certification
Medical Oncology, Board Certified  (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Member, ASCO Oncology Training Programs Committee, 2007-2010
    American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • Member, ASCO Diversity in Oncology Initiative Advisory and Review Comm, 2008-present
    American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • Chairwoman, ASCO Diversity in Oncology Initiative Advisory and Review Comm, 2011, 2012
    American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • New York Magazine Top Doctor (Medical Oncology), 2006-2008
  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (Castle Connolly), 2006-2011

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