Carlos E. Arce-Lara, MD

Carlos E. Arce-Lara, MD is a Board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist.  Dr. Arce-Lara was drawn to oncology through a personal experience with a family member.  He knew his calling was to help patients and their families during this difficult time, through diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Arce-Lara feels privileged to offer personal care to each patient.

Dr. Arce-Lara has a special interest in multiple myeloma.  This bone marrow cancer can mimic other diseases and have multiple presentations, making it very complex.  He is intrigued by this unique cancer and will continue his research into different ways to treat this type of cancer. For Dr. Arce-Lara, the most rewarding part of his job is being the leader of a team that cares deeply about their patients and their families. 

Dr. Arce-Lara is a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Medical Association and the Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica. He has been published in numerous industry journals and is fluent in English and Spanish.

In his spare time, Dr. Arce-Lara likes learning new things and has interests in astronomy and philosophy.  He also enjoys playing tennis and going camping but most of all he loves spending quality time with his family.

Education & Training

Board Certification
Hematology

Fellowship-Hematology/Medical Oncology
University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, KY
The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH

Residency
Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA

Medical School
Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centroamérica in San Jose, Costa Rica