Dr. Edward McClay, MD

Dr. Edward McClay, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Edward McClay, MD is an oncology specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in oncology, hematology, and more.Read his story

477 N El Camino Real Ste D200

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(800) 456-5860

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. McClay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McClay "Dr. McClay is recognized nationally as a leader in Melanoma treatment and clinical research. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. McClay served as a staff sergeant in the US Air Force. He received both his B.A and M.D. degree from Temple University, graduating in 1980. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, where he was subsequently appointed to the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. McClay has held several positions in academic medicine, including Associate Professor and Medical Director at the Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, and Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Affairs at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Cancer Center. Dr. McClay continues his special interests in malignant melanoma and brain tumors. He co-authored the book 100 Questions and Answers about Malignant Melanoma and other Skin Cancers with his wife, Mary-Eileen. They have been married for over 30 years and have two children."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McClay "The Physicians and staff at California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence Inc dedicated to one goal – providing the highest quality care for our patients. Our approach is based on our belief that patients do best when they receive comprehensive care with medical specialists and support staff working together on their behalf. We believe that our patients need to have access to the latest research, technologies, treatment programs and drug therapies. We believe that support groups, psychosocial counseling and complimentary programs can improve quality of life for many patients. And we believe that to beat cancer, we must treat more than the disease itself. We must treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of their lives."


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4  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

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

95  Conditions Treated


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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.


  • Temple University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Tucson Hosps Med Ed Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McClay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McClay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McClay to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. McClay's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. McClay was very highly recommended to me by my dermatologist after discovering a melanoma on my back. Our relationship has continued for over 3 years, and he is now treating me for metastatic melanoma. I couldn’t recommend Dr. McClay more highly. He is truly interested in you as if his only...more
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I met with Dr McClay regarding an early detection of melanoma. I found that he was very thorough with my case and that he took the time to answer any questions that I had.
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Having had cancer 20 years ago, I asked him if there were new treatments. He told me of one for my type, and I agreed to be treated with new procedures. In my case, it worked beautifully. I am, for now, cancer-free. Dr. McClay keeps up with his field's new strategies. He took special interest...more
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