H. Richard Alexander, Jr.

Alexander, H. Richard Jr

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.