Join us at the next
PBGH Innovations
Power Hour

The last Innovations Power Hour received so much positive response that PBGH will be hosting another one on Thursday, March 31, 2022! Join AccessHope in our breakout room to explore our cancer support services that offer clinical, humanistic, and cost benefits—and receive a $20 Starbucks gift card!

AccessHope recently announced the addition of Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University to our novel collaboration of NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. We also published a study in JCO Oncology Practice that validates our remote model of providing expert case reviews. Want to learn more?

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Meet Our Experts

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Harlan Levine, M.D.

President of Strategy and Business Ventures, City of Hope

Harlan Levine, M.D., is president of strategy and business ventures for City of Hope.  In this role he is accountable for strategy, innovation and growth, drug commercialization, payer strategies and the Center for International Medicine.  He also serves as the chairman of the board of AccessHope, City of Hope’s wholly owned subsidiary focused on serving the employer market and making leading edge cancer care available to all regardless of geography.




Todd Sachs, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Todd Sachs leads AccessHope’s clinical team and oversees the remote delivery of our cancer support services. Passionate about addressing healthcare disparities and promoting value-based care, Todd is deeply dedicated to staying in the know on the newest protocols and medications in the always-advancing field of oncology.

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Todd specializes in endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. He also belongs to the California Medical Association and Los Angeles Surgical Society.

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Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.

Chief Clinical Advisor, AccessHope

Dr. Alvarnas serves as Chief Clinical Advisor at AccessHope. He served previously as Director of Value Based Analytics and Director of Clinical Quality for the City of Hope Alpha Stem Cell Clinic. His patients praise him for his bedside manner, and he continues to speak passionately about issues like healthy living and preventive care as key weapons against cancer.

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Afsaneh Barzi, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director, AccessHope

Dr. Barzi is AccessHope’s Medical Director of gastrointestinal oncology, specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers affecting the colon, rectum, pancreas, stomach, and liver. She’s passionate about improving her patients’ quality of life, believing in not just high-quality care but also “high-intensity” care.


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Jack West, M.D.

Executive Medical Director, AccessHope

Dr. West is an Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research at City of Hope and serves as Executive Medical Director of AccessHope. He is dedicated to finding innovative approaches to delivering sub-specialist expertise, using tools such as remote case reviews and telemedicine consultations.



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Debra Wong, M.D.

Medical Director, AccessHope

Dr. Wong is a board-certified medical oncologist and a Medical Director at AccessHope, where she holds dual roles in teleoncology for local oncologists and their patients, and organizational strategy development. She maintains broad expertise in solid tumor oncology and advocates for integrating supportive care and quality-of-life measures into precision oncology care. For her humanity and whole-person approach, she has earned recognition among peers and patients alike.