Thomas Alexander

Thomas B. Alexander, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Thomas Alexander

MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Research

170 Manning Drive, 1185A Physicians Office Building
CB#7236
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-445-6398

Pediatric Oncology Developmental Therapeutics and Pharmacology Program

Area of interest

Acquiring a range of skills that will enable me to contribute to translational science of pediatric malignancy is an ongoing process. I have participated in a wide variety of positions which provided the experience and training necessary to develop a solid foundation to achieve these goals.
I attended medical school at the University of North Carolina and later decided to study clinical trials and epidemiology while obtaining a Masters in Public Health from UNC. During this time, I spent 18 months as a research assistant developing the study manual and training site staff for an international phase III trial. To continue broad exposure to clinical medicine, I completed four years of training in a combined Pediatric and Internal Medicine residency program at UNC. Subsequently, I decided to pursue a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To complement my clinical research training, I chose to focus my fellowship research experience under the guidance of Dr. Charles Mulligan, an international leader in genomics of hematologic malignancies at St. Jude. I have developed laboratory skills while organizing a project exploring biology and outcomes of mixed phenotype acute leukemia. The tools I have acquired of genomic analysis, disease modeling, and pre-clinical testing are invaluable to my future goals. During this period, I have also helped to develop and lead multiple trials for patients with relapsed or refractory AML and ALL. By combining this experience with my broad clinical background, I will work to bring more effective and less toxic medications to children with malignancy through pre-clinical testing and development of early phase clinical trials.

Awards and Honors

2010-2011 Harvey J. Hamrick Award for Excellence in Teaching – UNC Pediatrics
2012-2013 WakeMed Pediatric Resident of the Year
2012-2013 Harvey J. Hamrick Award for Excellence in Teaching – UNC Pediatrics
2012-2013 Floyd W. Denny Alumni Society Resident Award – UNC Pediatrics
2015 Society for Hematologic Oncology – Young Investigator Travel Grant
2016 American Society of Hematology – Abstract Achievement Award

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