Dr. Alexander I Spira MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Alexander Spira is a medical oncologist in Fairfax, Virginia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Spira accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at Inova Alexandria Hospital and one of 11 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital who specialize in Medical Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology, Breast Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Thoracic Cancer

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 2000

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 2000 - 2003

New York University School of Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

An open-label, single-arm, phase 2 trial of the polo-like kinase inhibitor volasertib (BI 6727) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer.
Stadler, W. M.,Vaughn, D. J.,Sonpavde, G.,Vogelzang, N. J.,Tagawa, S. T.,Petrylak, D. P.,Rosen, P.,Lin, C. C.,Mahoney, J.,Modi, S.,Lee, P.,Ernstoff, M. S.,Su, W. C.,Spira, A.,Pilz, K.,Vinisko, R.,Schloss, C.,Fritsch, H.,Zhao, C.,Carducci, M. A.

Sunitinib malate in previously untreated, nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer patients over the age of 70 years: Results of a Phase II trial.
Reynolds, C.,Spira, A. I.,Gluck, L.,Mueller, S. E.,Zhan, F.,Boehm, K. A.,Asmar, L.

Results of docetaxel plus oxaliplatin (DOCOX) ± cetuximab in patients with metastatic gastric and/or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma: results of a randomised Phase 2 study.
Richards, D.,Kocs, D. M.,Spira, A. I.,David McCollum, A.,Diab, S.,Hecker, L. I.,Cohn, A.,Zhan, F.,Asmar, L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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