Dr. Uel J. Alexis, M.D. is a board certified anesthesiologist and a specialist in minimally invasive spine and pain procedures. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, he performed graduate level research with the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Department. Upon graduation, he enrolled in medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio. After medical school he completed his internship in surgery and his residency in anesthesiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City. He mastered ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks for orthopedic surgeries on shoulders, hips, knees and the upper extremity. Dr. Alexis completed his medical training with an Invasive Pain Management Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital, where he served as the Chief Administrative Fellow.
Dr. Alexis first appreciated the significant consequences of chronic pain in cancer patients while performing clinical research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The close relationships he built with his patients provided an intimate look on how the burdening nature of chronic disease can affect a patient’s quality of life, interfere with their ability to perform basic activities of daily living and result in physical disability. This stirred a unique passion in him to serve this overlooked population and focus his medical pursuits to provide these distinct patients with the finest care.
Dr. Alexis performs an individualized, top-down approach for every patient. He utilizes evidence-based practices in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychiatry, neuroscience, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pharmacotherapy, pain medicine, and surgery to comprehensively treat the pain and care for the patient. Furthermore, his extensive experience in interventional pain management provides a clear vantage point to directly target and treat each specific problem using the latest minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Alexis avers his goal is to “reduce pain to allow patients to do what they enjoy the most”.
The close relationships Dr. Alexis builds with his patients provides an intimate look on how the burdening nature of chronic disease can affect a patient’s quality of life . . .
He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain, degenerative disc and joint disease, herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery, vertebral compression fractures, headache, neuropathy, arthritis, cancer pain, chronic post-surgical pain, muscle spasms, trigger points, occipital neuralgia, atypical facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type I & II. As an enthusiastic patient advocate, Dr. Alexis is ready to help you start feeling better now.
Dr. Alexis is proud to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Bronx Medical Society and as the Chair of the Young Physicians Committee.
Dr. Alexis also speaks Amharic.
Dr. Chapman also speaks Chinese – Mandarin.
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