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Alexandra Sokolova, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine


Dr. Sokolova specializes in caring for men with prostate cancer. She chose oncology because she values the special connection she has with her patients. She is honored to carry the responsibility of walking hand-in-hand with her patients during the most challenging times in their lives. She approaches each patient as a whole, addressing all aspects of their health and provide access to the best treatment that makes sense for them. Her special interests are in prostate cancer genetics. She has completed Intensive Course in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment at City of Hope and has spent time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Genetics clinic. Her research focuses on helping men with prostate cancer and those with hereditary cancer syndromes to live well.

In her spare time, Dr. Sokolova and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter and two cats. Dr. Sokolova also enjoys hosting family and friends, gardening and doing yoga.

Education and training

    • B.A., 2012, Rostov Institute of Foreign Languages
    • M.D., 2013, Rostov State Medical University
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, 2014
  • Fellowship

    • Hematology-Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017
  • Certifications

    • Internal Medicine, 2017
    • Hematology, 2020
    • Medical Oncology, 2020

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016-present
  • American Society of Hematology, 2017-present
  • American Association of Cancer Research, 2013- present
  • American College of Physicians, 2015-2017

Areas of interest

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndrome
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Prostate Cancer


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Sokolova, A.O., Obeid, E., Cheng, H.H. Genetic Contribution to Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Urology Clinics N.A., Elsevier. (submitted, anticipated 2021).
  • Taza, F., Holler, A., Adra, N., Ashkar, R., Sokolova, A.O., Agarwal, N., Nussenzveig, R., Bryce, A., Nafissi, N., Barata, P., Sartor, O., Bastos, D., Smaletz, O., Berchuck, J., Taplin, M., Aggarwal, R., Sternberg, C., Vlachostergios, P.J., Alva, A.S., Su, C., Marshall, C.H., Antonarakis, E.S. Differential activity of PARP inhibitors in BRCA1- versus BRCA2-altered metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. JCO Precision Oncology Accepted 6/15/2021.
  • Ledet E., Burgess E., Sokolova A., et al. (2021) Comparison of germline mutations in African American and Caucasian men with metastatic prostate cancer. The Prostate. 2021 May 15, 81(7):433-439 [original work].
  • Graham L.S*, Sokolova A. O.*, Khaki A. R.*, Davidson N. E.(2020) Gender Differences in Faculty Rank and Subspecialty Choice Among Academic Medical Oncologist. Cancer Invest. 2020 Nov 2;1-11. [original work].
  • Jensen K., Konnick E.,  Schweizer M.,  Sokolova A., et al. Clonal Hematopoiesis in DNA Repair Genes Substantially Interferes with Prostate Cancer Plasma Cell-free DNA Testing. JAMA Oncol. Published online November 5, 2020 [original work].
  • Carlson A., Acevedo R, Lim D., Gulati R., Gawne A., Sokolova A, et al. Impact of mutations in homologous recombination repair genes on treatment outcomes for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. PLOS ONE Published: September 30, 2020 [original work].
  • Sokolova, A.O., Shirts, B.H., Konnick, E.Q., Tsai G., Goulart, B.H.L., Montgomery, B., Pritchard, C.C., Yu, E.Y., Cheng, H.H.  Complexities of Next Generation Sequencing for Solid Tumors: Case Studies in Interference from Clonal Hematopoiesis and Germline Variant Reclassification. J. Natl. Compr. Canc. Netw. 2020 Sep;18(9):1150-1155 [original work].
  • Sokolova, A., Yu E., Cheng, H.H.  Honing in on PARPi response in Prostate Cancer: from HR pathway- to gene-by-gene granularity. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Jun 1; 26(11):2439-2440. [invited commentary].
  • Sokolova, A., Cheng, H.H. Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2020 Jan 23;22(1):5. [review].
  • Cheng H.H., Sokolova A., Schaeffer E., Small E., Higano C. Germline and Somatic Mutations in Prostate Cancer for the Clinician. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 May 1;17(5):515-521. [review].


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