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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