Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.

  • Director of Value Based Analytics
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Clinical Quality Director, ACT-1
  • Hematologist/Oncologist
  • Interim Medical Director of Community Practices

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Hematology/Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
  • Italian

“I became a doctor because I believed that the greatest role that I could serve was in caring for others when they are sick and in need.”

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D., earns praise from his patients for his bedside manner, even as he speaks out on “big picture” issues like healthy living and preventive care as key weapons against cancer.

At City of Hope since 2008, Dr. Alvarnas serves as director of value based analytics and director of clinical quality for the Alpha Clinic for Cell Therapy and Innovation. He earned his medical degree at University of California, San Francisco, and did fellowships in hematology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center.

An articulate spokesman on topics ranging from hematology to health policy, Dr. Alvarnas is also editor-in-chief of the publication, Evidence-Based Oncology.
 

  • 2008 - present, Director of Quality Systems for Cellular Therapeutics, Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1997 - 2008, Transplant Physician, City of Hope-Banner Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1997 - 2008, Director of Cell Processing, City of Hope-Banner Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Leukemia

Locations

Duarte

1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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Phone :  626-256-4673

Degrees

  • 1989 - University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, M.D.
  • 1985 - Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, B.S., Biology

Fellowship

  • 1992-1997 Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA.

Residency

  • 1989-1992 Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA.
  • 2006, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 2009, American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (subspecialty)
Joseph Alvarnas podcast - Better Survival for Acute Leukemia Patients

Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
  • International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
  • European Hematology Association (EHA)
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