Alexa M. Mieses, MD, MPH

Alexa M. Mieses, MD, MPH

Duke University Health System

Vivian Jolley Bea, MD, MBS

Born in an underserved area of Queens, NY, Dr. Alexa Mieses 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; and education.
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, authors 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 a resident physician in family medicine 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 (CCNY). At CCNY, Dr. Mieses was also a student in an educational opportunity program called the SEEK Program and a Jeannette K. Watson Fellow, both of which helped jumpstart her success. 

After residency, Dr. Mieses will be Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While there, she will care for patients, educate medical students and work on original research and curricula related to diversity in medicine and health equity. Although she is a native New Yorker, she enjoys exploring the Southeastern United States with her dog, Barkley.

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