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Joseph Alvarnas, MD, Internal Medicine, Duarte, CA, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

JosephCAlvarnasMD

Internal Medicine Duarte, CA

Hematology/Oncology

Vice President Government Affairs; Chief Clinical Advisor, AccessHope; Professor of Hematology/Hematopoietic Cell Transplant

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  • Office

    Division of Leukemia
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010
    Phone+1 626-256-4673
    Fax+1 310-592-4243
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Summary

  • I am a hematologist and blood stem cell transplant physician. I serve as the Vice President of Government Affairs because advocacy provides a way to ensure that government policy serves patients effectively and empowers physicians to provide innovative, life-saving care and clinical trials to patients in need. I am interested in the economics of cancer care. I work with employers and health plans to provide more effective cancer care to their employees. I am interested in the creation of more meaningful value-based care models that integrate adequate data complexity and patient-centricity into their constructs.

Education & Training

  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University
    Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford UniversityFellowship, Hematology and Medical Oncology, 1992 - 1997
  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University
    Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine, 1989 - 1992
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of MedicineClass of 1989
  • Santa Clara University
    Santa Clara UniversityBS, Biology, 1981 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1997 - 2025
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1991 - 2025
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Pasadena Magazine, 2012-2014, 2016-2018
  • Timothy F. Beckett, Jr., Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Stanford University Medical Center, 1993
  • Award for Teaching Excellent as a Member of the House staff Stanford University Medical Center, 1992
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia  
    Alvarnas JC, Brown PA, Aoun P, Ballen KK, Bellam N, Blum W, Boyer MW, Carraway HE, Coccia PF, Coutre SE, Cultrera J, Damon LE, Deangelo DJ, Douer D, Frangoul H, Frankf..., J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 7/1/2012
  • Reaping the benefits of recent advances for adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia  
    Brown PA, Alvarnas JC, J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 7/1/2012
  • Implementation of a configurable loboratory information management system for use in cellular process development and manufacturing  
    Russom D, Ahmed A, Gonzalez N, Alvarnas J, Digiusto D, Cytotherapy, 1/1/2011
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Comparative Analysis of Immune Reconstitution in HIV-Positive Recipients of Allogeneic and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant on the BMT CTN 0903/AMC-080 and BMT CTN 0803...
    Joseph C. Alvarnas, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/9/2019

Lectures

  • Genomic/Genetic Testing: The Who, What, Where, When, & Why 
    61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting - Orlando, FL - 12/7/2019
  • How to Incorporate Palliative Care Into Practice: Addressing Barriers and Solutions 
    60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting - 12/2/2018

Press Mentions

  • Cost-Saving Medicare Advantage May Be a Disadvantage for Complex Cancer Surgery Patients
    Cost-Saving Medicare Advantage May Be a Disadvantage for Complex Cancer Surgery PatientsNovember 21st, 2022
  • New California Law Targets Inequity in Cancer Care. Some Say It Doesn't Go Far Enough
    New California Law Targets Inequity in Cancer Care. Some Say It Doesn't Go Far EnoughOctober 28th, 2022
  • How a 4th Person Was ‘Cured’ of HIV After Stem Cell Treatments
    How a 4th Person Was ‘Cured’ of HIV After Stem Cell TreatmentsSeptember 1st, 2022
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Portuguese

Hospital Affiliations