CEO and President, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Alexa oversees a group employing 1,750 physicians who practice in the Boston area, two-thirds of whom are Harvard Medical School faculty. She co-chairs the Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network Board (1.3 million members served) and is on the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Lahey Health. A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Alexa’s research includes psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. She has published over 300 papers, conducted over 150 clinical trials, and has extensive experience in drug development.

Alexa is the author of “100 Questions and Answers about Psoriasis” (available in Spanish, Greek, and Korean), “Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Your Questions, Expert Answers,” and editor of “Dermatologic Diseases and Cumulative Life Course Impairment.” In recognition of her research on physician workforce economics, quality of life, and outcomes, she was awarded the American Skin Association Research Award for Health Policy and Medical Education and the Mass General Hospital Bowditch Prize. Other awards include Mentor of the Year and Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award. Alexa has served on the non-profit boards of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. She is recent past President of the International Psoriasis Council. 

She received her Medical Degree from the Yale School of Medicine, her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and dual bachelor’s degrees in molecular biology and public and international affairs from Princeton University. She completed an internship in medicine at the then-Beth Israel Hospital, her residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center, and a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.