Notable Alums


Specialty: Cardiology

Graduation Year: 1970

Jerome Zacks

Jerome Zacks, M.D., is a cardiologist/carcinoid specialist in private practice since June 1979. The graduate of Harvard College and the Wayne State University Medical School has been designated a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Zacks is an associate clinical professor of Medicine at the Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai in New York City and is a founding member of the school’s Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation and served as a board member for 1120 Park Corp. He heads the Electrocardiography Course for the fourth-year medical student elective at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, gaining an international reputation among students seeking Cardiology training in the United States.

He has been designated repeatedly by his peers as a member of the top 5% of New York doctors and, in 2018 was named “the #1 Cardiologist in New York” by HealthTap Inc., an internationally acclaimed patient help/consult website.

Dr. Zacks has expertise in matters of health care Insurance Carriers’ theft of funds from the Medicare program, has studied patterns of abuse in the Medicaid program and has extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical company abusive practices. He devotes a major part of his practice to the care of cancer patients with cardiovascular problems.

He has served as a member of the Guidelines Committees of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society and of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society.

Dr. Zacks has also been involved in the development of a new approach to compression stockings for patients with leg edema, with a patent pending for the innovation.

He has written two national petitions urging Congress to mandate that any health care professional who uses a license in making decisions that influence a patient’s care be held to the same standard of care as the patient’s treating professional.

He has attempted to remove barriers of communication. His business card includes his personal mobile phone number as well as his email address and website information, and he encourages his patients to use the phone for immediate answers to urgent matters.