Ralph V. Boccia, MD, FACP

Ralph V. Boccia, MD is Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.  Dr. Boccia earned his medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine.  He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Kern Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant at the combined UCLA-Veterans Administration Program and the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Boccia is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.  He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the medical director of the International Oncology Network (ION) Clinical Research Program as well as the chairman of the ION Medical Advisory Board. 

As the founder of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Dr. Boccia brings high quality care to Bethesda and Germantown patients.  He has been listed as a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine and Consumer’s Checkbook Magazine since 1992.  And was recognized as a Super Doctor by the Washington Post Magazine and a Regional Top Doctor for Washington, D.C. Baltimore and Washington-Baltimore by Castle Connolly. Dr. Boccia is fluent in Spanish.