Dr. Makalinao is a board certified Oncologist and Hematologist at Marina del Rey Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York, and fellowship in Oncology and Hematology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Asian Physician Association. Dr. Makalinao is a recognized Healthgrades physician.

Conditions Dr. Alex Makalinao Treats at Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Cancers of different forms

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthNet
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine

Internship(s)

State University of New York, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Consortium, Internal Medicine

Residency(ies)

State University of New York, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Consortium, Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, Hematology/Oncology



Honors & Awards

Publications & Media

  • Preliminaryanalysis of Betulinic Acid in Human Cancer Primary Culture.

    Nagourney RA, Su YZ, Makalinao AJ, Carolla A, Evans SS. Proc. AACR37:399, 1996. 1996 AACR Meeting, Washington, D.C.

  • Gemcitabine Activity Inprimary Cultures of Human Cancer.

    Nagourney RA, Evans SS, Makalinao AJ, Su YZ. Proc. AACR 37:318, 1996. 1996 AACR Meeting, Washington, D.C.

  • Laboratory Directed Therapy for Relapsed and Refractory Acute Leukemia.

    Nagourney RA, Makalinao AJ, Evans YZ, Su J. Proc AACR 15:33,1995. 1995 ASCO Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.