He is an internationally renowned burn surgeon and expert in the transplantation of renal organs, kidneys, and the liver.
CINCINNATI, OH, May 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James Wesley Alexander, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Alexander celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
An internationally renowned burn surgeon and expert in the transplantation of renal organs, kidneys, and the liver, Dr. Alexander retired in 2017. Having practiced and taught medicine for more than 50 years, his contributions to the protocol of early feeding was instrumental in helping reduce the risk of patients dying of sepsis. Most recently serving as the research director at Shriners Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, since 2012, he previously worked as the director of the Center for Surgical Weight Loss and as the director at Shrines Burn Institute. Additionally, he worked in a number of capacities at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1962 to 2000, including as professor of surgery from 1975 to 2008 and director of the transplantation division and the surgical immunology laboratory from 1967 to 2000. He subsequently formed a new program at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati for Bariatrics.
Recently celebrating the 50th anniversary of his very first kidney transplant, Dr. Alexander's efforts during his tenure resulted in the University of Cincinnati becoming one of the premier transplant programs in the United States. He was also responsible for forming the very first Surgical Infection Society, where he served as secretary, president-elect, and president. A former secretary, president-elect, and president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, as well as a former national president-elect and national president of the American Burn Association, Dr. Alexander was named an honorary member of the Peruvian Academy of Surgery and the Colombian College of Surgeons. Furthermore, he is a longtime member of the ad hoc committee for the National Institutes of Health and former chair and member of the study section. Dr. Alexander has also contributed more than 670 articles to peer reviewed journals throughout his career, and is the coauthor of "Immuno Biology for Surgeons" and "Fundamentals of Clinical Immunology." He has served on various editorial boards for such publications as the Annals of Surgery, the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Alexander was awarded the George Revischel Medal for outstanding researcher and the Daniel Drake Medal – the highest award of the University of Cincinnati's College of Medicine.
Dr. Alexander studied at Texas Technical College from 1951 to 1953. He later earned an MD at the University of Texas in 1957, completed an internship at Cincinnati General Hospital from 1957 to 1958 and residency work at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati General Hospital, from 1958 to 1964. He obtained an ScD at the University of Cincinnati in 1964, and he completed postgraduate work at the University of Minnesota from 1966 to 1967. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. From 1964 to 1966, Dr. Alexander served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Happily married to his wife Maureen, together they have seven children and over 20 grandchildren. Dr. Alexander his been highlighted in more than 40 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, James Wesley Alexander, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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