Zoneddy Dayao, MD

Zoneddy Dayao, MD

Faculty Titles
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

UNM Cancer Center Position(s)
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director for Clinical Operations

Cancer Specialty
Medical Oncologist

Multidisciplinary Team
Breast Cancers

Research Program
Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Additional Languages

Medical School
University of the Philippines (May 1995)

Cook County Hospital (June 1998)
Specialty in Internal Medicine

Cook County Hospital (June 2000)
Specialty in Internal Medicine

Jackson Memorial Hospital (June 2003)
Specialty in Hematology/Oncology

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (July 2005)
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (July 2003)
American Board of Internal Medicine (July 2000)

Personal Statement
I am an Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center ( UNMCCC) where I currently hold both clinical and administrative functions. As a clinician, my areas of research interest are breast cancer, barriers to health care and clinical trial accruals and symptom control. My current practice is almost exclusively devoted to breast cancer. I serve as a local PI for multiple NCI cooperative group, pharmaceutical and investigator initiated trials. In 2015, I have been selected as an NCI Steering Committee member for Symptom Control and Quality of Life. I am also a member of the Breast and Symptom Control Committees of the NCI cooperative group ALLIANCE and a member of the Board of Directors.

On the administrative side, I am currently the medical director of the outpatient hematology/ oncology clinics and am directly involved in midlevel staff recruitment, leadership training and implementation of quality control measures. I am also the chair of the Cancer Committee at the UNMCCC, In these capacities, I am directly involved in the cancer center-wide implementation and completion of standards of the Commission on Cancer.