"Successful healthcare requires participation of both the patient and the healthcare provider. A doctor cannot deliver good health without understanding and communicating effectively evidence based guidelines and patients willing to follow them."
Dr. Alexander was raised in Rockville Centre, New York.
He earned a BA degree in biological sciences from Indiana University, and his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. He served his internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and New York University, Bellevue Medical Center in New York. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Alexander was the managing partner of a private cardiology practice in Bannockburn, Highland Park, and Lake Forest prior to joining NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group.
Throughout his career, Dr. Alexander has held leadership positions in a wide range of professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology Political Action Committee, and the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago Board of Governors.
He is currently serving as Governor-Elect of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and becomes Governor in March, 2015. He also serves as chair of healthcare advisory committee for Senator Mark Kirk.
He is board-certified in both internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease. Academic appointments include Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
He is married with two children, two step children and one grandchild and lives in Buffalo Grove.