Alexis Simpkins, MD

Alexis N Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHA

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Biography

Alexis Nétis Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHA is an Assistant Professor of neurology in the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Simpkins first earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, along with a minor in biology, at Augusta University in Georgia. She was then accepted into the dual doctoral program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, obtaining her medical doctoral degree and a doctorate in vascular biology after investigating utility of a novel agent in vascular and neuroprotection in hypertension and stroke.

She completed her internal medicine internship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Next, she completed a neurology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Simpkins completed her time in Maryland with a combined clinical and research vascular neurology fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Dr. Simpkins is an active member in the American Heart Association and Director of the CREST Initiative for stroke trainee and fellow research and career development in the Vascular Neurology Division.

Education

Master's of Clinical Research
Medical College of South Carolina
2017-2019

Clinical Research Fellowship - Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Health
2015-2017

Clinical Fellowship - Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Health
2014-2015

Residency - Neurology
Johns Hopkins University
2011-2014

Internship - Internal Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
2010-2011

Dual M.D./Ph.D. - Vascular Biology
Medical College of Georgia
2010

Board Certification

  • ABPN Neurology Boards - Neurology
  • ABPN Vascular Neurology Boards - Vascular Neurology

Honors and Awards

HEADSUP Junior Investigator Travel Award
American Heart Association - International Stroke Conference
2020

Best Poster Award at the International Genetics Consortium
International Stroke Genetics Consortium
2019

Recognized at top 10% abstract from International Stroke Conference for abstract “Secondary Stroke Prevention with Aspirin and Clopidogrel in CYP2C19*17 Carriers Increases Risk of Major Non-CNS Bleeding” of 2019
American Heart Association
2019

TRANSCENDS Scholar
American Academy of Neurology
2017

First prize winner of the Stroke Progress and Innovation Award
Stroke (medical journal)
2016

VA Chief of Neurology Award
Medical College of Georgia
2009