Matt Alexander, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Matt grew up in Kernersville, North Carolina and attended Duke University for his undergraduate studies. He completed the MSTP program at the University of Virginia. His thesis work focused on the role of inflammation in atherosclerotic plaque development, in particular the role of interleukin-1 in atherosclerotic plaque stability and in smooth muscle cell phenotypic switching. Matt has completed his Internal Medicine training at Vanderbilt and is currently a fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, with a long-term goal of improving our understanding of the role of inflammation in vascular disease development as a physician-scientist.