Edward F. McClay, M.D.

In order to beat cancer, we must treat more than the disease itself. We must treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of their lives.

Dr. McClay


Medical Oncology



Education: Temple University School of Medicine

Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

About Dr. Edward McClay

Dr. McClay is one of America's leading experts in melanoma and has more than 25 years of experience treating the disease. Dr. McClay was born and raised in Philadelphia and served as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Dr. McClay received his B.A. from Temple University and his M.D. in 1980 from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, where he was subsequently appointed to the faculty as an assistant clinical professor.

Dr. McClay has held several positions in academic medicine, including associate professor and medical director at the Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, and professor of medicine and Director of Clinical Affairs at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Cancer Center.

Dr. McClay continues his special interests in malignant melanoma and brain tumors. He co-authored the book 100 Questions and Answers about Malignant Melanoma and other Skin Cancers with his wife, Mary-Eileen. They have been married for over 30 years and have two children.

Board certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology


  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2009, 2013-2015)
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2009, 2014-2015)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2012-2013)


Dr. Edward McClay's C.V.