Dr. Marvin Diaz-Lacayo MD, MBA, MSQM, CF ‘91

Dr. Marvin Diaz-Lacayo is a hematologist/oncologist with extensive medical and healthcare service and education. He has a record of success and broad knowledge base in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology, coupled with background in medical practice; health and business instruction; and diverse business operations. Throughout a medical career that has spanned more than almost 50 years, he is renowned for his study of how best to treat cancer patients with emphasis on treating the whole person.

Born and raised in a family committed to education and devoted to social justice via servant leadership, Dr. Diaz-Lacayo received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1966. He later pursued and obtained his MBA from Barry in 1991 in order to bring a knowledge of business to improving health care, and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami in 1995 to bring a knowledge of systems processes to improving health care. One of his theses anticipated reforms that have since been implemented in the United States and abroad.

Outside of his medical practice, Marvin is a frequent presenter, lecturer, and participant at regional, national and international health care conferences. He is also the founder and president of the Feloanti Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as the founder and chairman of the Tumor Board at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and the South Florida Radiation Oncology Group. His extensive community involvement includes serving on the City of North Miami Beach's Economic Development Commission and the advisory boards for the Barry University Andreas School of Business and the Physician Corporation of America among others.

A cancer survivor, Dr. Diaz-Lacayo and his wife Alicia Perez de Guy are members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and are active supporters of the Camillus House, and underprivileged children in Nicaragua through the America Nicaraguan Foundation. His three adult children – also Barry graduates – are physicians, teachers, and health care professionals who, along with the next generation, are poised to carry on his commitment to social justice.