Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Pharmacology

Professional Bio

Matt Alexander, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed undergraduate studies at Duke University and earned his MD and PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Matt subsequently joined the Physician Scientist Training Program (Harrison Society) at VUMC through which he completed internal medicine residency and a cardiovascular medicine fellowship.


During his fellowship, Dr. Alexander conducted postdoctoral research with Meena Madhur on the role of adaptive immune cells in the pathogenesis of hypertension. He developed expertise in animal models of hypertension, use of human genetics to interrogate candidate molecular mediators of disease, and single cell approaches to identify novel immune cell subsets in human hypertension. In combination with his collaborators and mentors, Dr. Alexander has developed a research program focused on identifying and understanding the roles of regulatory T cell subsets in hypertension, with the goal of therapeutically manipulating these cells as novel therapies.


He will see patients as a general cardiologist with a particular focus on advanced hypertension.


MD - MD/PhD - University of Virginia School of Medicine - 2013
Fellowship - Cardiovascular Med - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2019
Fellowship - Post Doc Research - Vanderbillt University Medical Center - 2019