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Cecilia Y. Arana Yi, M.D.

  1. Hematologist / Oncologist


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Cecilia Arana Yi, M.D., is senior associate consultant and director of leukemia services. She received her medical degree at the Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, and completed residency at the University of Buffalo. She then completed a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University and a Leukemia fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Arana Yi was the Leukemia Program Director and the Mastocytosis Multidisciplinary Program Leader at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Arana Yi conducts clinical trials in acute and chronic leukemias, and systemic mastocytosis. She is a member of professional organizations including American Society of Hematology, American Association for Cancer Research, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and is a well-recognized educator and speaker in educational meetings for community oncologists, families and caregivers. Dr. Arana Yi’s clinical and research activities focus on acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and systemic mastocytosis.

  • Acute Leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Mastocytosis
  1. 2020
    MSHS - Clinical and Translational ResearchGeorge Washington University
  2. 2013
    Fellowship - LeukemiaMD Anderson Cancer Center
  3. 2012
    Fellowship - Hematology/OncologyThomas Jefferson University Hospital
  4. 2009
    Internship/Residency - Internal MedicineState University of New York at Buffalo
  5. 2004
    Residency - Internal MedicineUniversidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  6. 2000
    MD - Medical SurgeonUniversidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


  1. 2012
    HematologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    MemberAlpha Eta Honor Society
  2. 2021
    ExpertMDS Center of Excellence
  3. 2021
    ExpertAIM Mastocytosis Center of Excellence

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Education CoordinatorHematology, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2021 - present
    Interim FacultyMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  3. 2021 - present
    SpecialistMast Cell Center of Excellence, American Initiative in Mast Cell Diseases (AIM)
  4. 2019 - present
    ProviderMastocytosis Society
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberMastocytosis Society
  6. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberHemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society
  8. 2018 - 2020
    MemberUNM Cancer Committee Survivorship Section, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberEuropean Hematology Association
  10. 2017 - present
    MemberPeruvian Society of Hematology
  11. 2017 - present
    MemberSociety of Hematologic Oncology
  12. 2017 - present
    SpecialistMDS Foundation
  13. 2013 - 2020
    MemberProtocol Review and Monitoring Committee, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico
  14. 2013 - 2020
    MemberData Safety Review Committee, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico
  15. 2013 - 2020
    MemberHematology Working Group, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico
  16. 2013 - 2020
    MemberHematology Translational Research Committee, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of New Mexico
  17. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  18. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology