Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at UTHSC

Andrei Alexandrov, MD, has been named the new chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at UT Health Science Center.

Andrei Alexandrov, MD, has been named the new chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at UT Health Science Center.

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, as chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor.

Dr. Alexandrov comes to UTHSC from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has been a professor in the Department of Neurology and director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases. He has also served as director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Neurovascular Ultrasound Laboratory. In addition, he was medical director of the Stroke Service and the Intermediate Care Stroke Unit at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.

“The College of Medicine is so pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandrov as the incoming chair of the Department of Neurology and the Semmes-Murphey Professor.”
David M. Stern, MD

Dr. Alexandrov, who begins work at UTHSC in March, received his MD degree in 1989 from the First Moscow Medical Institute in Russia, specializing in clinical neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow. He completed his fellowship training in stroke and cerebrovascular ultrasound at the University of Toronto and The University of Texas.

Dr. Alexandrov has published 137 original papers, 16 case reports, three textbooks, and 128 review articles, editorials, invited publications and book chapters. He is director of the Neurosonology Examination and honorary advisor to the board of directors of the American Society of Neuroimaging. He also sits on the boards of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

Dr. Alexandrov is an active, elected member of the American Neurological Association. He holds a U.S. patent for using ultrasound to enhance perfusion (blood flow) of tissues (or sonothrombolysis), and specializes in the development of novel reperfusion (restoration of blood flow) therapies for stroke.

“The College of Medicine is so pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandrov as the incoming chair of the Department of Neurology and the Semmes-Murphey Professor,” Dr. Stern said. “Dr. Alexandrov is charged with developing a citywide comprehensive Neurology Department that embraces the whole community and multiple health systems. He will be working closely with his colleagues in Neurosurgery to develop seamless coordination of care for patients with neurological disorders. His experience in translational and clinical research, where he is a pioneer in sonothrombolysis, will invigorate stroke care throughout the city.”