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Alexandra Cheerva, MD, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Louisville, KY, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Louisville, KY

Retired from UofL and Norton Children's Cancer Institute. Currently at St. Jude Children's Hospital Hospitalist service as locum tenens in pediatric hematology/oncology.

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  • I am a board certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist. I retired from active practice at University of Louisville and Norton Children's Cancer Institute in 2022. I am currently a locum tenens hospitalist at St. Jude Children's Hospital in pediatric hematology/oncology.
    My passions are caring for survivors of childhood cancer and blood & marrow transplantation. My last position was as director of the Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Survivorship Program at Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville, KY. Prior to this I was director of the Pediatric Survive & Thrive Long Term Program at Norton Childhood Cancer Institute.
    I have previously been director of the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Louisville from 2001 to 2017. I also started and directed the extracorporeal photopheresis program at the University of Louisville for both adult and pediatric patients in the area.

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonFellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1983 - 1987
  • Case Western Reserve Univ/Univ Hosps Cleveland Med Ctr/Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital
    Case Western Reserve Univ/Univ Hosps Cleveland Med Ctr/Rainbow Babies and Childrens HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, 1980 - 1983
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineClass of 1980
  • Loyola University
    Loyola UniversityMS, Biochemistry, 1973 - 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2023 - 2026
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2010 - 2025
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2001 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1994 - 2002
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1994 - 2001
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Safety and Efficacy of Clofarabine in Combination with High-Dose Cytarabine and Total Body Irradiation Myeloablative Conditioning and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transpla...  
    Stacey Zahler, Mitchell S Cairo, Jennifer Krajewski, M Fevzi Ozkaynak, Alexandra C Cheerva, Theodore B Moore, Alfred P Gillio, Mark C Walters, Nature

Hospital Affiliations