Alexa M. Mieses, MD, MPH strives to have influence beyond the confines of the examination room. In addition to providing clinical care to marginalized patient populations and utilizing various approaches to reduce health disparities among ethnic minorities, Dr. Mieses' interests include: population health; increasing diversity in the physician workforce; mentoring premedical students; medical education; and advocacy.
Dr. Mieses is also an avid writer. First published in 2013 and now in its second edition, The Heartbeat of Success has been a successful tool for premedical students to gain admission to medical school. She has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals, formerly authored a health column for La Conexión (a Spanish-language newspaper), and she writes regularly for Medscape about current events in medicine and medical education/training.
Dr. Mieses is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She earned her Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health degrees at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2016, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the City University of New York-City College of New York in 2011. Although she is a native New Yorker, she enjoys exploring the Southeastern United States with her dog, Barkley.