Vinita Alexander, MD
REI, 3rd Year Clinical Fellow
Undergrad: Harvard University
Med school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
What are your career goals? To practice my passion for helping patients grow their families through reproductive medicine, hopefully in a private practice with an academic affiliation. (The academic affiliation will hopefully allow me to continue teaching and clinical research, two of my other passions).
How are you listed in PubMed?: Vinita M. Alexander
Awards & Honors: PCRS (Pacific Coast Reproductive Society) MD Scholarship (2020), SREI (Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) Fellow Education Award (2019), Golden Apple Teaching Award (Emory)
Hometown: Louisville, KY
What are your hobbies? Hiking, watching TV comedies, (indoor) biking, hanging out with friends and family
Family info: 2 kids under 4
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I used to play college field hockey. Unfortunately, I hit my athletic prime at 18.
Why did you choose your REI fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine?
It was an easy choice: approachable faculty, excellent clinical volume and training, great research opportunities, and collegial co-fellows.
What impact have you had on the Fellowship?
Hopefully via sharing learning on statistics with co-fellows and colleagues from MSCI courses. The courses have helped make me feel more comfortable in knowing what statistics might be appropriate for certain research .
How has your opinion of the Fellowship changed since starting your training?
There are so many unique assets and resources in our department, including a scientific editor.
What are the greatest opportunities you have had to make a difference?
Through involvement in the Missouri ACOG Advocacy Day and teaching third-year med students as a part of the OB/GYN clerkership small groups
LIFE IN STL
What do you love about St Louis?
It is big enough to attract urban resources (great concerts, food scene, culture) and small enough to be drivable and really intimately get to know neighbors, colleagues, and workers at places we frequent.
What is one thing people don’t know about St.Louis/Washington University?
It has one of the best parks systems in the country (great green spaces in every part of the city)