H. Richard Alexander Jr. is a board-certified general surgeon who focuses on malignant peritoneal mesothelioma research and treatment.
- Internationally recognized as both a surgical oncologist and clinical researcher.
- Former chief of surgical metabolism section, chairman of gastrointestinal malignancies section, and deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health.
- Noted for development of innovative techniques to treat advanced-cancer patients in ways that protect healthy tissues and organs while also minimizing treatment side effects.
- Penned more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.
- Editorial board member of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Annals of Surgical Oncology; peer reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Annals of Surgery, and Surgery.
- Teaches at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
- Sought-after lecturer at home and abroad.
- Fellow of American College of Surgeons, American Surgical Association, and Society of Surgical Oncology.
- Member of the Society of University Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Association for Cancer Research, and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
- Named to Baltimore magazine’s 2010 “Top Docs” list in field of general surgical oncology.
- M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.