Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Alix Seif, MD, MPH

Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Hematologic Malignancies, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine

Alix Seif, MD, MPH is an Innovation Faculty member at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I), an attending physician in both the Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the Hematologic Malignancies sections at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, and past holder of the Richard and Sheila Sanford Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology.


Her current research focuses on developing and implementing patient-centered interventions to improve outcomes, quality of life, and equity for pediatric patients with leukemia. She developed an evidence-based toolkit to personalize the care setting for patients receiving chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia and aims to implement this intervention nationally. As Associate Director for Clinical Research of CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research and member of the Institutional Review Board, Dr. Seif is also interested in collaborating with patients and their caregivers to improve the clinical research consent process for children undergoing cancer therapy. She is partnering with patients and caregivers from marginalized or minoritized communities to inform the development of these novel interventions, aiming to mitigate historical inequities.


Dr. Seif received her medical education at the Oregon Health Sciences University before completing her residency in Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship, both at CHOP. She received a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Oregon Health Sciences University and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from McGill University.

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