Dr. Alexander Spira, MD

Dr. Alexander Spira, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Alexander Spira, MD is an oncology specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from New York University School in 1997 and specializes in oncology and hematology.Read his story

1830 Town Center Dr Ste 303

Reston, VA 20190

Contact Information

(703) 437-6535

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Spira performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Spira's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Spira's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spira "A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Alex Spira earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed his medical oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his training, Dr. Spira was granted many awards and honors, and he completed several specialized fellowship programs. Among these honors were the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship (1990-1997), Merck Corporation Scholarship (1995-1995), Pediatric AIDS Foundation Fellowship (1993-1995) and Harvard University Scholarship (1987-1990). Dr. Spira has also received his PhD from the New York University School of Arts and Sciences. As Director of the VCS Research Institute and the Phase I Trial Program, Dr. Spira is actively involved in advancing medicine and targeted treatment options for patients. Although his research interests are numerous, Dr. Spira particularly enjoys studying immunotherapy, personalized medicine, GI and thoracic cancers, and lung cancers. Dr. Spira also serves as the Medical Director for the Inova Thoracic Oncology Program and as Chair of the US Oncology Pathways Taskforce Committee for Lung Cancer. Dr. Spira is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Association of Cancer Research, the US Oncology Translational Oncology Program, the US Oncology Lung Cancer Program, and the International Society for the Advancement of Lung Cancer. Additionally, Dr. Spira is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and author of various publications. Throughout his career, Dr. Spira has received multiple honors, including Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine for multiple years. In 2014, he received the prestigious Castle Connolly America's Top Doctor award. In his spare time, Dr. Spira enjoys spending time with his family, coaching children's sports, cycling, and cheering on his favorite New York sports teams."

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2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

96  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • New York University School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Spira does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Spira and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Spira's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spira to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Spira's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Brilliant
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Dr spira is awesome he listens and has s big heart for his patients. I love him?? Barbara Santo
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Certainly can tell who is a an physician for the right reasons. Takes his time,listens appropriately and thoroughly explains. Portrays his confidence over to the patient. Dr Spira is a great Doctor ! ??
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