Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director of Transplant ID Services
Head of Clinical Mycology Laboratory
Durham, NC USA
Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director of Transplant Infectious Disease Services, and Head of the Clinical Mycology Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Alexander completed graduate studies in medical technology and honed her skills as a medical mycologist prior to receiving her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. She subsequently completed internal medicine residency and fellowships in clinical infectious disease and medical microbiology at Duke University Medical Center. She was awarded a Masters in Health Science degree after completing the Duke University Clinical Research Training Program. Dr Alexander is an active member of the American Society for Transplantation Infectious Disease Community of Practice, an Associate Editor for the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal and is Chair-Elect of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Subcommittee on Antifungal Tests. She has served on the Food and Drug Administration Antiviral Products Advisory Committee, and as Chair of the 2011 Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting Program Committee. She is an NIH-funded researcher, including a mid-career grant for mentoring young investigators with an interest in her area of focused research, preventing and diagnosing invasive fungal infections in transplant populations. Her efforts as a clinical scientist have provided pivotal data used to gain FDA approval for several tests that are currently aiding in the earlier diagnosis of infections. Dr. Alexander has lectured nationally and internationally, has authored over 100 articles and book chapters, and is considered a thought leader in the field of transplant infectious diseases and fungal diseases.