Dr. Jessie Alexander is a clinician, clinical investigator and clinical educator. She graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota and conducted research in Infectious Disease and Immunology at the University of Minnesota where she uncovered her passion for translational research. She was active in advocacy and international outreach while earning her MD from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Alexander completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She returned to Minnesota for fellowship in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant, and was a post-doctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Blazar where she studied CAR-T cell therapy for hematologic malignancies. She completed an additional fellowship in BMT and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jessie was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh where she cared for patients with a wide variety of malignant and non-malignant conditions and was an investigator in a number of clinical trials. She was delighted to return to Stanford as a Clinical Associate Professor in Stem Cell Transplant.
Dr. Alexander’s clinical and research interest and expertise is in immunodeficiency, immune dysregulation, bone marrow failure, and infections in immunocompromised hosts. She is active in the Primary Immune Therapy Treatment Consortium and North American Aplastic Anemia Consortium, and is interested in novel conditioning regimens, graft manipulation and immune tolerance in combined stem cell and solid organ transplantation.