Post-Graduate Training

Family Medicine Residency, 2016-present
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Education

Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health, 2012-2016
Distinction in Research and Excellence in Family Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2006-2011
Magna cum laude and Departmental Honors in Biology
City University of New York (CUNY)-City College of New York
New York, NY

Select Honors and Awards

2016
Medical Doctorate with Distinction in Research
Steven B. Tamarin MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Family Medicine
United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative Scholar

2015
National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Health Professional Student Scholarship
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Family Medicine Leads Scholarship
General Electric/National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership and Mentorship Program

2014
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Nickens Medical Student Award
Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) Northeast Regional Travel Award
AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group Program of Excellence Award
New York Community Trust/National Medical Fellowships (NMF) Medical Research Award

2013
Irwin Gelernt/Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Bank of America Endowment Scholarship
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Summer Research Fellowship

2012
Mount Sinai Scholars as Leaders Merit Scholarship
City University of New York Jonas Salk Award for Research and Medicine
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Premedical Scholarship

2011
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Scientific Director's Fellowship for Diversity
CUNY-City College Department Honors in Biology
McKenna Award for Greatest Proficiency in Neuroscience Research
City College Great Grad
Silverman Award/SEEK Graduate of the Year Award

2010
Golden Key International Honor Society

2008
Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, Thomas J. Watson Foundation

Select Leadership

2017-present
Resident Member, Board of Directors
American Academy of Family Physicians
Kansas City, MO

2016-2017
Resident Member, Committee on the Health of the Public and Science
American Academy of Family Physicians
Kansas City, MO

Admissions Committee Member
Duke Family Medicine Residency
Durham, NC

Family Medicine Mentor
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

2015-2016
Medical School Admissions Committee Member
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Co-President
Family Medicine Interest Group
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

2013-2016
Mentor
Students for Students/Family Medicine Mentoring Program
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

Student Representative
Center for Excellence in Youth Education Advisory Council
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

Member
Professional Development Advisory Group
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

2013-2014
Admissions Committee Member
FlexMed Early Admission Program
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

Co-President
Family Medicine Interest Group
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

Research Experience

2013-2016
Mapping the 22q13 Deletion Syndrome (Phelan-McDermid Syndrome) Phenotype
Mentor: Alexander Kolevzon, MD
Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, Mount Sinai
New York, NY

2011-2012
Impulsivity and Habitual Drug Seeking
Mentors: Jean Lud Cadet, MD (Psychiatry) & Toni Shippenberg, PhD (Integrative Neuroscience)
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Baltimore, MD

2010-2011
The Effect of Visuomotor Sets on Express Saccades
Mentor: Jay Edelman, PhD
City College, City University of New York
New York, NY

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2016

Edelman, Jay, Mieses, Alexa M., Shiu, David, Konnova, Kira (2016). The effect of object-centered instructions in Cartesian and polar coordinates on saccade vector and reaction time. J Vis.

Mieses, Alexa M., Tavassoli, T. & Kolevzon, Alexander (2016). Brief Report: Sensory Reactivity in Children with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. J Autism Dev Disord.

2015

Mieses, A. (2015). Accelerated MD Programs Eliminate the Fourth Year of Medical School and May Solve Our Nation's Physician Shortage. American Medical Student Research Journal, 1(2), 271-273.

Select Research Presentations

2015
Li E, Tavassoli T, Lurie S, Mieses AM, Siper PM, Wang AT & Kolevzon A. “Characterization of Problem Behavior in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Compared to Idiopathic Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the Aberrant Behavior Checklist.” American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

2014
Mieses AM, Tavassoli T, Bush L & Kolevzon A. “Repetitive Behaviors in Phelan McDermid Syndrome.” International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA
Mieses AM, Tavassoli T, Bush L & Kolevzon A. “Mapping the Phenotype in Phelan McDermid Syndrome.” Institute for Family Health Research and Innovation Symposium, New York, NY

2013
Mieses AM, Tavassoli T, Bush L & Kolevzon A. “Mapping the Phenotype in Phelan McDermid Syndrome.” American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
Mieses AM & Kolevzon A. “Mapping the 22q13 Deletion Syndrome Phenotype: Filling in the Gaps.” Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs Journal Club, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

2010
Mieses AM & Edelman JA. “Effect of Visuomotor Sets on Express Saccades.” Poster. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Charlotte, NC

Teaching Experience

2008-2016
Private Tutor (Math/English Language Arts, K-12)
New York, NY

2013
Genomics Teaching Assistant
Anatomy Teaching Assistant
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

2008-2011
Undergraduate Peer Tutor (genetics, chemistry, biology)
City University of New York-City College
New York, NY

2010
Teacher’s Aide
Colegio Anakena/Voluntarios de la Esperanza Global
Santiago, Chile               

2008
Summer Teaching Fellow
Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY

Clinical Leadership

2014-2015
Chronic Care Senior Clinician
East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership
New York, NY

2012-2014
Clinic Manager
East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership
New York, NY

Spanish Interpreter
East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership
New York, NY

Writing Experience

2012-present
Freelance Writer and Blogger
Medscape/WebMD
New York, NY

2017
Resident Medical Journalist
ABC News
New York, NY

2013-2014
Editor-in-Chief
The Rossi Medical Education Newsletter
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

2012-2013
Junior Editor and Writer
The Rossi Medical Education Newsletter
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY

Select Speaking Engagements

2017
Population Health and Family Medicine, Summer Academy for Latinx United for Diversity (SALUD), Durham, NC

2016
Keynote Speaker, MedDOCS Premedical Enrichment Program, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

2015
Keynote Speaker, State Pre-College Enrichment Program, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Keynote Speaker, Medical Academy for Sciences and Health (MASH), Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center/Hudson River Healthcare, Yonkers, NY

2014
"Preparing for the Medical School Interview." Montefiore Health Opportunities Program, Bronx, NY

"How to Write a Strong Personal Statement." Montefiore Health Opportunities Program, Bronx, NY

"Preparing for Medical School." Bronx/Westchester Island Area Health Education Consortium, New York, NY

"Succeeding in College and Beyond." Manhattan/Staten Island Area Health Education Consortium, New York, NY

Keynote Address. College Discovery Graduation, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY

“Medical School Admissions Seminar.” City College of New York, New York, NY

"Medical School Admissions.” Icahn School of Medicine Master’s in Biomedical Sciences Program, New York, NY

“Footsteps in the Sand: Meet Leaders in MAPS Region 9.” MAPS/SNMA Region 9 Conference, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

Medical Student Q&A Panel, Medical Pathway Program, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. Bronx. NY

“Practical Tips and Strategies for Dealing with Academic Challenges: Getting Back in the Game!" Posse STEM Science and Medicine Symposium, Icahn School of Medicine, New York NY

2013
"My First Code” The Intima's "Reading the Body" Live Reading, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

Medical Student Panelist, Prep for Prep, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

2011
“Networking 101” SEEK Scholars Welcome Luncheon, City College of New York, New York, NY

2010
“Sharing What Works Student Panel.” City University of New York Annual Special Programs Conference, Lehman College, Bronx, NY