Alexis Simpkins, MD

Alexis N Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHA


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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.


Master's of Clinical Research
Medical College of South Carolina

Clinical Research Fellowship - Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Health

Clinical Fellowship - Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Health

Residency - Neurology
Johns Hopkins University

Internship - Internal Medicine
Medical College of Georgia

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

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

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

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

American Academy of Neurology

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

VA Chief of Neurology Award
Medical College of Georgia