Dr. Edward Ball, MD

Dr. Edward Ball, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Edward Ball, MD is an oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in oncology and medical oncology.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Bone Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Multiple Myeloma
very high
more than 94% of peers
All Lymphoma
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Ball's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ball "Edward Ball, MD, is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist who treats individuals with blood-related cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. In his role as director and chief of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, he leads an interdisciplinary team of physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, social workers and support staff. A professor in the Department of Medicine, he is a highly respected cancer researcher who studies all aspects of stem cell transplantation and has patented four of his cancer treatment innovations. Dr. Ball has published over 250 journal articles and book chapters based on his basic and clinical research. Dr. Ball has been listed as one of "America's Top Doctors" for the last 10 years and is a past recipient of the Stohlman Award from the Leukemia Society of America. He is also a past steering committee member of the prestigious BMT Clinical Trials Network. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Ball was director of the blood and marrow transplant program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute for seven years. Dr. Ball completed fellowships in hematology and oncology at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. He completed residency training at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He is board-certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine."


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2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

58  Conditions Treated


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2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mary Hitchcock Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ball has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ball's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ball to family and friends
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Dr. Ball's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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