Ruth Sacks, MD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Ruth Sacks, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sacks is dedicated to the care of patients with cancer and the improvement of treatment options through scientific discovery and clinical research. As a clinical member of the Glenn Family Breast Center, she sees patients with breast cancer at Winship Cancer Institute (Clifton campus). She is also a clinical member of the comprehensive care team treating head and neck, and thoracic malignancies at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Sacks is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship. She holds professional memberships with American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.


Dr. Sacks received her Medical Degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. After medical school, she completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. She completed her Hematology-Oncology fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Sacks' research focuses on breast, head/neck, and thoracic malignancies specifically in the areas of clinical outcomes, health inequity, and immunotherapy. She has presented her research at national meetings and published her work in peer-review journals.

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