All VCS sites will be conducting temperature checks for all patients and visitors at entrances. For your safety, you will be asked to use a mask, if you do not have one, a mask will be provided. If a person presents with a temperature, you will be asked to return home and further instructions will be given by your health care team. For our patients protection, no visitors under 18 will be allowed in the offices, there is a limit one (1) visitor per patient if necessary. No visitors are allowed in the chemo infusion room. Telemedicine visits are now available for routine office visits. VCS is keeping updated on current state and local guidance for the Covid vaccine rollout plan. FOR THE LATEST UP TO DATE INFORMATION, ALERTS, VACCINE INFORMATION AND CANCELLATIONS PLEASE CLICK HERE

Ivan Aksentijevich, MD

VCS Physicians

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I take very seriously the privilege given to me when I am asked to help in a person’s care. An up-to-date, comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care allows us to achieve the best possible outcome. 

Work and Credentials:

Primary Location

Alexandria Office


Medical Oncologist

Board Certification

Medical Oncology and Hematology


Johns Hopkins University, Medical Oncology and Hematology


St. Agnes Hospital

Medical School

University of Belgrade


University of Belgrade

Dr. Ivan Aksentijevich earned his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. After obtaining his training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,  Dr. Aksentijevich joined Virginia Cancer Specialists. He currently holds the titles of Chair of the Department of Medicine, Chair of Medical Oncology, and Chair of the Blood Bank Committee at Alexandria Hospital, and is an investigator on several clinical trials. His main clinical interests are in the field of hematologic malignancies. In addition to being board certified in both Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Aksentijevich is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Ivan Aksentijevich has received several competitive awards, including a National Institute of Health Biotechnology Award, a National Cancer Institute Technology Transfer Award, an American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, and two American College of Physicians Clinical Poster Awards. He has been an invited guest speaker at many national and international cancer meetings and has published numerous book chapters and original articles in peer reviewed journals.

In addition to his passion for medicine and dedication to his patients, Dr. Aksentijevich is a family man who enjoys traveling with his wife and five children.



Physician Publications

July 7, 2020

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) clinical practice guideline on immunotherapy for the treatment of acute leukemia

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June 20, 2007

Paraneoplastic polyarthritis from non-small- cell lung cancer metastatic to the bladder

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September 1, 2006

Clinical outcome following autologous and allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation for relapsed diffuse large-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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More Publications by Ivan Aksentijevich, MD

January 1, 2003

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Advances in Biology and Therapeutics

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August 1, 2002

Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Reserve: Lessons Learned from Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.

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March 1, 2002

Monoclonal antibody therapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Primary Location

Alexandria Office Office

Alexandria Office

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February 1, 2020

2020 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors

November 1, 2020
Washingtonian Top Doctors 2020

November 1, 2019

2019 Washingtonian magazine Top Doctors

February 1, 2018
Northern Virginia Magazine 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2018

February 25, 2021
Virginia Living Magazine 2018

Top Doctors Virginia Living Magazine

September 9, 2016
Washingtonian Magazine

Top Doctor 2016

September 1, 2015
Washingtonian Magazine

Washington Top Doctor 2015

February 8, 2014
American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO Merit Award

February 8, 2014
National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health Biotechnology Award

December 31, 2013
Washingtonian Magazine

Top Doctor 2014

January 31, 2013
Northern Virginia Magazine

Top Doctor 2013

January 31, 2012
Northern Virginia Magazine

Top Doctor 2012