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Anya Levinson


Pediatric hematologist-oncologist
Pediatric leukemia specialist, baker and mom of three boys

Dr. Anya Levinson is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist who cares for children with cancer. She specializes in treating in blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

In her research, Levinson studies ways to improve survival and decrease the toxic effects of treatment for children with leukemia. She focuses on steroid resistance in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and on targeted therapies for acute myeloid leukemia. She is also involved in medical education.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University, Levinson earned her medical degree from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. She completed a residency in pediatrics at New York – Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Columbia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Columbia University, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    Columbia University, Pediatrics, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 2020

I love my job – I get to help families through their times of greatest need while chipping away at the mysteries of cancer biology.

Where I see patients (2)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.