Dr. Louis A. Alexander received his undergraduate training in Pre-Medicine at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his Medical Degree from the University of San Andres Medical School in La Paz, Bolivia.
Dr. Alexander was trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio State University Hospital. His in-hospital training in Internal Medicine was at the Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Alexander served as an Instructor, Research Associate and Director of Bio-Assay Laboratories at Ohio State University Hospital in Ohio. He was asked to serve as Physician Coordinator for the National Pituitary Agency at John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as to serve as Peace Corps Physician in Bolivia.
Dr. Alexander has served as President of the Bolivian Medical Society and the Bolivian Endocrine Society and Chief of Medicine at the American Clinic in Bolivia. He was also resident of the Bolivian American Society of New York.
While a Research Fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Ohio State University Hospital, Dr. Alexander specialized in diabetic and metabolic functioning both on a clinical level and in research, studying insulin levels in obese and pre-diabetic patients, as well as Pituitary hormones for different endocrine disorders.
From 1974 to 1984, Dr. Alexander served as Internist in charge of the In-patient Psychiatric Unit , the Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program, and the Drug In-patient Detox Unit at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Alexander also had a private practice in Brooklyn from 1974 – 2003.
He served as Medical Director of a Methadone Maintenance Treatment program at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital center, and also as Medical Director of the Department of Drug Abuse at the Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York.
He was associated with the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn as Associate Attending in the Department of Medicine since 1976 with teaching assignments in the Endocrine and Diabetic Out-patient clinics. He had admitting privileges in the fields of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. The New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the New York Cornell Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Alexander passed away from natural causes on November 17 at 12:30 am. He was first married to Dorothy Irene Bailey and had three children, Louis, Carmen and Dorothy. He was later married to Maria Eugenia Gutierrez and had two children Anthony and Carlos. He is survived by all five of his children as well as their spouses (Taina, Lindsey & Denise) and seven grandchildren (Christopher, Nicholas, Ryan, Kenneth, Katja, Lucas, and Emma).
He was born in Oruro, Bolivia to Alfredo Alexander Jordan and Martha Dupleich Jordan on April 23rd 1928. He is survived by his siblings Carmina Alexander de Pinochet (residing in Chile), Martha Alexander de Pineda and Carlos Alexander M.D. (both residing in Spain).
On a personal level and throughout his life, Louis A. Alexander M.D. was known for his outgoing and pleasing personality. He enjoyed reading, studying medicine, listening to classical music, playing tennis and playing the harmonica, and most of all sharing time with family. His work was his passion and his commitment was an inspiration to all that came to know him. As a young man he was a gymnast, and participated on the team at the University of Michigan and continued entertaining family and friends with his ability to stand on his hands until late in life. Dr Alexander’s inspiration was his love and fascination for the Human Body and never missed an opportunity to explain how the human body works. On a final note, his family and friends will always remember his passionate love of life, his radiating personality, and the sparkle in his eyes joined by his wonderful smile.Send FlowersPlant a Tree