Valley View, an independent, nonprofit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is proud to welcome Alexandra Donovan, MD, MPH to Calaway-Young Cancer Center, part of the Valley View family. Working both as an oncologist and hematologist, she provides specialized care to patients with a broad spectrum of cancers and blood disorders. Through her commitment of serving the needs of her patients and the community, Dr. Donovan plans to launch a new blood disorder clinic at Valley View, treating patients with clotting disorders, anemia, bleeding disorders and more.
As a cancer survivor herself and having lost her father to cancer at a young age, Dr. Donovan appreciates the complex emotional aspect of a cancer diagnosis, and is grateful for the deep relationships she develops with patients during such a sensitive time in life. Her goal is to improve quality of life and the overall “cancer experience” for patients and their families, as she helps them navigate the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment options.
“I’m humbled to be part of Valley View’s Calaway-Young Cancer Center family and have the opportunity to work alongside a nationally-renowned and highly-skilled team of providers. Having grown up in Vail, I saw the Roaring Fork Valley as a great fit for me and my family,” said Dr. Donovan. “The best part of my job is developing relationships with incredible people throughout their journeys and learning how to best help them through this difficult process.”
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Dr. Donovan graduated from The University of Arizona College of Medicine ― Phoenix, earning her dual Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees. She then completed both her internal medicine residency and combined Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, prior to moving to the Roaring Fork Valley.
Originally from Vail, Dr. Donovan brings her husband, Derek, an emergency medicine physician, their two daughters, and her golden retriever to the Roaring Fork Valley. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors all year with her family, but ski season holds a special place in her heart.
“We are continuously adding to the quality care we provide our patients, and are pleased to welcome Dr. Donovan to the Calaway-Young Cancer Center,” said Brian Murphy, MD, CEO of Valley View. “Dr. Donovan’s treatment philosophy of treating patients as family aligns perfectly with Valley View’s mission of putting patients first and providing them with the most comprehensive care. We’re proud to have her as part of the team.”
The Calaway-Young Cancer Center team is comprised of Dr. Donovan; David Marcus, MD, board-certified radiation oncologist; Stephen Mayer, MD, PhD, FACP, board-certified medical oncologist; Peter Rossi, MD, board-certified radiation oncologist; Matthew L. Stinson, PA-C, radiation oncology; Kimberly Burns, NP, medical oncology; and Kristin Johnston, MSN, NP, medical oncology.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Donovan, call 970.394.3954. For more information, visit vvcancercenter.org.
About Valley View
Valley View is an independent, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of the region. In addition to its 78-bed hospital in Glenwood Springs, Valley View now includes an integrated system of specialty centers and physicians practices providing care in multiple locations across Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgical and orthopedic care, provide a level of specialty care that enable patients to stay close to home for key healthcare needs. A network of primary care practices support optimal health and the management of patients’ total health. As part of Valley View’s commitment to the community, it hosts health fairs, blood drives, a Kids & Teen Safety Fair and physician-led education series. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals”, Planetree, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View. www.vvh.org.
About Calaway-Young Cancer Center
Calaway-Young Cancer Center’s team of physicians and caregivers work to humanize patients’ treatment and demystify the journey that is cancer. The team is committed to listening to patients’ concerns, answering their questions, and supporting them and their loved ones through every step of cancer treatment. The staff is also multilingual to assist both English and Spanish speakers with ease and the attention they deserve. Calaway-Young Cancer Center is part of the Valley View family. For more information, visit vvcancercenter.org.