Sandra W. McGruder-Jackson, M.D. Dr. McGruder-Jackson was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended and graduated magna cum lauda from Lincoln University (Oxford, PA) with a BA degree in Biology. She received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (previously Women’s Medical, currently Drexel University School of Medicine).
Dr. McGruder-Jackson completed her postgraduate residency training in Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1982. Her medical career has included Medical Director of a community health care center where she was involved in the planning and implementing the first school based health services in the city of Philadelphia, Medical Director of the Philadelphia Health Care for the Homeless project where health care services are provided to the homeless population, Director of ambulatory care for municipal employees health center. She has served as a sexual transmitted disease specialist for the Philadelphia Health Department. She has experience in addictive medicine providing services to both men and women.
In her private practice, she provides traditional and alternative/complementary health services. She practices with her husband, Alvin Jackson who is a nutritionist and herbalist.
Dr. McGruder-Jackson is President of Keystone State Medical Society, which is the Pennsylvania state affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA). She is the Chair of Region II of the National Medical Association representing the states of PA, MD, DE, VA, West VA and DC. She has participated in clinical trials and currently serves as the principal investigator of a smoking cessation project and HIV/AIDS education/screening project directed to region II physicians.
Dr. McGruder-Jackson is Executive Producer and host of the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania’s (MSEP) “Physicians on Air” which airs on WURD900AM radio. Black physicians who are members of the Philadelphia’s National Medical Association affiliate, MSEP discuss health issues related to the African American community.
Dr. McGruder-Jackson provides health education presentations, which include breast and colorectal cancer. She provides health presentations to other health professionals, civic and community groups. She is a mentor to high school, college and medical students.
Dr. McGruder-Jackson is a member of many professional, social and civic organizations, which include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.