- Alexandra Levine, M.D.
Alexandra Levine, M.D., M.A.C.P., serves as chief medical officer of City of Hope and deputy director for clinical programs of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, overseeing all clinical and hospital care programs, including quality of service, patient safety, clinical research, clinical information management and professional education.
Levine was previously a distinguished professor and chair of the Division of Hematology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), and medical director of USC/Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital.
Levine is internationally recognized for her research activities, which include lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and malignancies associated with HIV/AIDS. For eight years, she worked with Jonas Salk, M.D., on the development and testing of an AIDS vaccine. Levine has also served as principal investigator or co-investigator on many major research grants, most funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has published more than 300 articles and chapters in the scientific literature.
Levine’s scientific and clinical contributions have received national and international recognition. In 1995, President Clinton appointed her to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. She also chaired the council’s research committee.
She has served as a member of the board of councilors of the National Cancer Institute and is a member of the Oncologic Drug Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Administration. She also served as an HIV/AIDS consultant to the health departments of Chile, Russia, India and China. In 2009, she was elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians.
An advocate for humanism in medicine, Levine was the inspiration for the Jerome Hellman film “Promises in the Dark,” a compassionate drama about a teenage girl fighting for her life, assisted by her female doctor.