Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

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Age 67
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Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD
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

6410 Rockledge Dr Ste 660

Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Information

(301) 571-0019

Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

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

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Dr. Boccia's Experience

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

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boccia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boccia to family and friends
3.5
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Boccia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Mc Lean, VA |
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.
in Manassas, VA |
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 awareness of the latest procedures and treatments for certain conditions.
in Bethesda, MD |
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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