Marcelo Blaya, MD

Blaya Marcelo
Breast Medical Oncology

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 170
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Marcelo Blaya, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He 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 an initial residency program in internal medicine there, from 1998 to 2000.

Dr. Blaya 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.

Dr. Blaya’s research interests include breast oncology.

  • Breast cancer
  • Spanish


Awards and honors

  • “Marquis Who’s Who in America,” annually since 2011
  • Nominated for Tulane University AOA Honor Medical Society, 2010
  • “Best Doctors in America,” annually since 2010
  • “Marquis Who’s Who in the World,” 27th edition, 2010
  • “Cambridge Who’s Who,” 2009
  • Eric Reiss Award for Outstanding Teaching, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2004

Professional organizations

  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Associacao Medica do Rio Grande do Sul


  • “Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Clinical Exposure: Tulane’s Experience,” Southern Regional Meeting, 2011
  • “Emerging Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research,” ASCO Annual Meeting, 2011
  • “Re-establishing Oncologic Care After a Major Disaster,” ASCO Annual Meeting, 2010
  • “Current Trends in the Management of Hematologic Malignancies and Solid Tumors,” Fifth New Orleans Annual Summer Cancer Meeting, 2010
  • “Management of Pancreatic Cancer: What Are the Targets?” Gastrointestinal Cancer and Abdominal Transplant Symposium, 2010

Recent publications

  • Planning cancer control in Latin America and the Caribbean. Goss PE, Lee BL, Badovinac-Crnjevic T, Strasser-Weippl K, Chavarri-Guerra Y, St Louis J, Villarreal-Garza C, Unger-Saldaña K, Ferreyra M, Debiasi M, Liedke PE, Touya D, Werutsky G, Higgins M, Fan L, Vasconcelos C, Cazap E, Vallejos C, Mohar A, Knaul F, Arreola H, Batura R, Luciani S, Sullivan R, Finkelstein D, Simon S, Barrios C, Kightlinger R, Gelrud A, Bychkovsky V, Lopes G, Stefani S, Blaya M, Souza FH, Santos FS, Kaemmerer A, de Azambuja E, Zorilla AF, Murillo R, Jeronimo J, Tsu V, Carvalho A, Gil CF, Sternberg C, Dueñas-Gonzalez A, Sgroi D, Cuello M, Fresco R, Reis RM, Masera G, Gabús R, Ribeiro R, Knust R, Ismael G, Rosenblatt E, Roth B, Villa L, Solares AL, Leon MX, Torres-Vigil I, Covarrubias-Gomez A, Hernández A, Bertolino M, Schwartsmann G, Santillana S, Esteva F, Fein L, Mano M, Gomez H, Hurlbert M, Durstine A, Azenha G. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Apr;14(5):391-436. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70048-2.
    PMID: 23628188


  • Pontificia Universidade Catolica, 1997
  • University Of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2004, Internal Medicine
  • University Of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2007, Oncology and Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Oncology

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