Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD is a hematology specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota in 1977 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.Read his story

6410 Rockledge Dr Ste 660

Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Information

(301) 571-0019

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Boccia performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Boccia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Boccia "Dr. Boccia specializes in hematology and medical oncology and is board certified in both. He completed his medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed training in internal medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)–affiliated hospitals. He completed hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant fellowships at the combined UCLA-Veterans Administration Program and The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Boccia is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, and is Chief Medical Officer of the International Oncology Network (ION), and is chairman of ION's Medical Advisory Panel. Every year since 1992 both Washingtonian Magazine and Washington D.C. Consumers' Checkbook have listed him among the region's best physicians. Dr. Boccia is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). He has published numerous articles in the journals Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Cancer, Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Oncology and The Lancet. Medical Education: Completed at University of Minnesota Residency: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)–affiliated hospitals Fellowship: UCLA-Veterans Administration Program and The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health Board Certifications: Hematology, medical oncology Specializations: Hematology, medical oncology, clinical research Research Interests: Hematology, medical oncology Memberships: American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer Languages Spoken: English, Spanish "
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3  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • 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*

93  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Minnesota
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of California Los Angeles Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • National Institutes Of Health, National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boccia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boccia's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Boccia'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 (3)

I would highly recommend Dr. Boccia. He saved me from unnecessary chemo recommended by another doctor. He listens to you and provide you with information that you can understand. His staff are professional and caring.
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I now wonder whether his interest in personal gain outweighed treatment of his patients. Frequent meaningless appointments, recommendations for unnecessary in-house trials still leave a bitter taste in my mouth. What was truly shocking was his inability to read a medical report or his lack of...more
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He is up to date on current research. He listens, caring, and doesn't rush you. Has been treating me for cancer (aggressive prostate) for 14 years.
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