Dr. Alexis earned his M.D. from Harvard University in 1992. He was an intern and resident from 1992- 1995 at the Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his cardiology fellowship in 1998 at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He served on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1998-2003) and joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2003 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Alexis is a member of the heart failure/transplant section and his research focuses on signaling pathways that regulate transplant arteriopathy.
Patient Care Bio
Dr. Alexis is a cardiologist who takes care of patients with heart failure and patients who have received heart transplants and artificial hearts (VAD). Dr. Alexis' research focuses on narrowing of the arteries that can occur in the hearts of heart transplant patients. This narrowing can lead to heart attacks and is one of the leading causes of death following heart transplant. This disease is similar to what causes blockages in the arteries of the hearts of patients without heart transplants. However, in transplant patients this disease can be more aggressive and more difficult to treat. Dr. Alexis' research focuses on signals in the body that lead to the narrowing of the arteries with the hope that better understanding these signals will lead to treatments and/or prevention of this disease.