Copiague, NY
Career Plans
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Brief Bio
Alex was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Trading Long Island’s beaches for the Hudson River Valley, Alex attended Vassar College for his undergraduate training, where he discovered a love of biomedical research and completed a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior. After Vassar, Alex spent two years at the NIH as a post-baccalaureate research fellow, then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan Medical School. Though his graduate research focused on neurodegeneration and aberrant protein synthesis, he gave in to the pull of the ICU and Pulmonology during the second half of medical school. Alex is elated to be a part of the Vanderbilt family and the Harrison Society. In his spare time, you can find Alex climbing tall rocks, eating tacos, or fervently willing his bread to rise.


BA - Neuroscience and Behavior - Vassar College - 2010
MD - University of Michigan - 2021
PhD - University of Michigan - 2021