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DrAlvaSDM 33592

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Screening Program
Neuro-oncology Program

Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology 

Dr. Alva is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Colorado and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training at Children’s of Alabama.  While completing her fellowship, she obtained a Masters in Science and Public Health in Clinical and Translational Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Alva is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.  Her clinical interests include the care of patients with central nervous system tumors and solid tumors.  In addition, Dr. Alva is interested in pediatric cancer predisposition syndromes and cancer screening, with the goal to identify cancer in its earliest stages and provide better outcomes for children with these diseases.