Dr. Marcelo Blaya, MD

Dr. Marcelo Blaya, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Marcelo Blaya, MD, earned his medical degree from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul School of Medicine in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1997. He went on to complete a residency program in internal medicine there, from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Blaya then came to the US and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2007. Dr. Blaya moved to New Orleans to join Tulane University as an assistant professor of clinical medicine. He also served as associate director of the fellowship training program and as director of cancer management program at the Interim LSU Hospital during his time at Tulane. He then joined East Jefferson General Hospital, where he served as chief of hematology/oncology. In 2015 Dr. Blaya and his family relocated back to south Florida, after being recruited by Memorial Healthcare System. He is a member of the Breast Cancer Center and also sees patients with other types of malignancy at the Aventura Office. Dr. Blaya remains actively involved in conducting clinical research, serving as the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials at Memorial Cancer Institute.

Memorial Cancer Institute

1150 N 35th Ave Ste 170

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Blaya's Experience

Dr. Blaya's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Oncology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases


  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Ie Joao Xxiii
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica Do Rio Grande Do Sul
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital / University Of Miami School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Jackson Memorial Medical Center / University of Miami School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital / University Of Miami School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Marquis Who's Who, 2009-11
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011
  • Best Doctors In America, 2010
  • Eric Reiss Award for outstanding teaching University of Miami, July 2004
Media & Publications

Dr. Blaya has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blaya's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blaya to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Blaya's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 (5)
in Hollywood, Fl |
Dr Blaya has been a rock through out my treatments so far. He looked at my situation and connected me to the right team for my situation. He gives 100% undivided attention to me every time I visit and I have felt completely safe under the care of him and his amazing team. It's easy to talk about a Doctors bedside mannor being great but Dr Blaya has somethng more than that. He truly connects with his patients and reassures that you are in the best hands possible. I can't say enough!
Dr Blaya is incredibly knowledgeable and kind. He cares so much about his patients and educates us which takes a lot of the fear away!
in Fort Myers, FL |
I would DEFINITELY recommend Dr. Blaya!!!!
in Pembroke Pines, Fl |
Dr. Blaya is one of the most caring and dedicated doctors i have been associated with. He has a great bedside manner and is extremely knowledgable. He makes you feel at ease for a rather difficult appointment! I am thankful to have him as my breast ongologist!!
Delray Beach, FL |
Dr. Blaya is a kind and compassionate doctor.My mother was having several complications due to chemo and bleeding hemorrhoids. Her onc repeatedly sent her to the ER to have blood transfusions, but ignored the source of the bleeding.Dr. Blaya stepped in and in an aggressive but caring manner informed her she needed hemorrhoidectomy. I believe he's the only doctor in this group with a heart. During her last days of life, he stopped what he was doing in the hall to show emotional support. TY
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Blaya accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Blaya has admitting privileges

Memorial Regional Hospital
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
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