Kevin M. Alexander, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Heart failure cardiologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Dr. Alexander is an advanced heart failure-trained cardiologist. He is also an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Alexander specializes in the management of advanced heart failure and transplant cases, seeing a wide range of patients. He also has an active research laboratory, studying various forms of heart failure.

Dr. Alexander has expertise in diagnosing and treating transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis, a critical yet underdiagnosed cause of heart failure among African Americans and the elderly. He is conducting extensive research to enhance our understanding of this condition, with grant support from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, among other sources.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship (2019) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2020)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2020)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2017)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Health Care, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2019)
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiovascular Medicine (2017)
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • B.S., Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (2006)

Honors & Awards
  • ASPIRE Transthyretin Amyloidosis Competitive Research Grant, Pfizer (2017)
  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference (2017)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2019-)
  • Fellow, Heart Failure Society of America (2021-)
  • Gertrude M and Ezra M. Eisen Prize for Cardiovascular Research, University of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award, American Heart Association (2019-2023)
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Health (2017-2019, 2019-2020)
  • Presidential Travel Award, International Society of Amyloidosis (2018)
  • Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Foundation (2009-2011)
  • Stanford KL2 Mentored Career Development Program Award, National Institutes of Health (2020-2022)
  • Thomas W. Smith Fellowship in Heart Failure, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2017)

  • Member, Alumni Committee, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation (2017 - 2019)
  • Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, California Chapter, American College of Cardiology (2018 - 2020)
  • Editorial Board, Circulation Research (2019 - Present)
  • Member, BCVS Early Career Committee, American Heart Association (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory and Coordinating Committee, American Heart Association (2021 - Present)


Practice Locations

Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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Heart Transplant Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A21

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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(86 reviews)

He is amazing. I am grateful to have him as my provider!
I feel fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and caring physician in Dr. Alexander. I feel confident in his skills and advice.
Thank you kevin Alexander for being a great listener and caring doctor.
Dr Alexander is the best. I appreciated his concern and patience that he showed for my wife’s and my own questions and concerns. I am very glad that he is my Dr.
PROFESSIONAL, PERSONABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, explains care in clear understandable words. He listened and let me have my say. I have already recommended him to others.
excellent Doctor
I fine Dr Alexander to be very patience And very thorough about my condition. And did explain very well all issues and wanted our advice how we felt about what we discussed and how well we understood and any questions we needed to add and what added issues to do in the further to learn more about what we went over.
Very personable and knowledgeable
Excellent communicator, and very knowledgeable. Focuses both on the medical issue as well as how the patient views the issue. Great at answering questions and explaining issues.
He is a very excellent heart M. D.
Super doctor, I am very confident he will take good care of me.
Very pleasant, and very good at explaining the situation.
Dr Alexander is the most compassionate caring doctor I have been to.
He was very professional. He was very polite to me and my wife. He very patiently explained everything about the test results, the prognosis and the plan for moving forward. No complaints, he was great
Amazing Cardiologist!
As always, Dr. Alexander was a joy to talk with. He listened carefully, provided clear information, and was thoughtful in his responses.
he very thorough in his profession.
Very personable and informative!
I look forward to entrusting him to transplant my heart and take great care of me.
Awesome video call with Dr. Alexander
He’s a great Cardiologist.
He can converse with excellent knowledge of my case.
Always enjoy talking with Dr. Alexander. Always focused on my main issues, takes time to explain medical aspects, and doesn't seem rushed. I have a lot of confidence in his input!
Dr. Alexander is wonderful. He answered all of my questions and brought up suggestions for me. He is always so clear in his explanations of previous labs and clarifies anything I don’t understand. I am so grateful to have him as my doctor and would highly recommend him. I am grateful to Stanford for employing such an outstanding physician as Dr. Alexander.
He is Awesome! He has a great Personality, his easy to understand and easy to talk too.
Very professional. His area of specialty is important to me as a patient. We have video visits twice per year.
He was great!!!!!!
He is a gift for Stanford
A terrific doctor who is totally up to date in his field.
Dr. Alexander is very thorough, attentive and knowledgeable.
Dr. Alexander and his staff are all amazing! He is very good about answering all my questions. He always makes sure to ask about any changes in my medical history and makes sure I know exactly what I need to do to continue to improve my health and condition. His kind and caring manner make me feel at ease. It makes my visit so much easier. Thank you!
I am very comfortable having him as my Cardiologist. I trust his expertise and I appreciate his ability to put things into layman’s terms. I would recommend him to anyone.
I feel very fortunate to have the care of Dr. Alexander. I am making good progress with my health and I believe Dr. Alexander pays close attention to details.
All wonderful.
Very helpful and informative
Dr. Alexander listens very carefully to all of my questions and is extremely thorough and thoughtful in his answers.
Dr. Kevin Alexander has been a miracle worker for me having diagnosed a disease that 4 other cardiologists were unable to discover. Since then, his advice and care have been life changing. He listens to and addresses all of my concerns. I have no doubt that he along with Dr. Liedtke have given me a few more good years. So grateful to have him on my side and thank you Stanford for hiring such caring and competent medical personnel.
he is knowledgeable, kind and efficient. it's great to have him as my team member.
Dr. Alexander always provides excellent care. He is conversational, and courteous. I felt listened to and he always explains medicine in a way I can understand. Thank you Dr. Alexander!
DR. Alexander is very thorough in all aspects with my visit with my cardio vascular condition. I wish my primary DR. was as was good as DR. Alexander in returning my calls about my health questions that I have concerns about.
We feel Blessed to have Dr. Alexander as an Important resource in the treatment of my husband's Heart Failure. My husband's condition is complex, with several other medical conditions adding to the "puzzle" and a plethora of medications that need to be coordinated and perhaps altered. Generally Dr. Alexander supports the model of local doctors taking the lead in my husband's treatment-----and serving as a resource for them. But, when we lost 3 of our local doctors (our Primary Doctor of 35 years, our Cardiologist, and my husband's Hematologist) within 3 months last year---we turned to Dr. Alexander and he willingly stepped in to guide and support us until we were able to establish new doctors. I cannot adequately express our relief and gratitude for his support. We absolutely think He Is The Best!!
Felt very comfortable communicating with Dr. Alexander. Seemed very interested in my questions and my health
Great Doctor, well spoken, on time.
Dr. Alexander was very personable. I didn't have any questions for him but felt that he would answer them thoroughly if I did. I appreciate that he gave me the option to meet early than our scheduled time even though the video visit wasn't available early enough.
Caring and patient doctor who takes great care.
I feel confident with him.
Dr. Alexander is a joy to talk with. He thoughtful and knowledgeable. Everything a person could ask for in their doctor.
Great doctor
The best
We feel blessed to have him monitor my husband and guide us in this sometimes overwhelming health journey!
Dr. Alexander was excellent to discuss my problem with - I enjoyed our conversation, and got a lot of good information and answers to all of my questions. Looking forward to next call!
Dr. Alexander is very knowledgeable and pleasant. He explained my condition to my understanding.
Extremely helpful, patient, a good listener, most kind.
Dr. Alexander is great.
Extremely knowledgeable. Took his valuable time to answer questions without feeling rushed.
I find Dr. Alexander has the concern of his patients health care a number one concern all the time. I am very happy with all he has done for me with my health care.
Great doctor
Very professional and great bedside manor!
Clearly discussed the medical condition, alternatives and next steps. Was easy to talk to and very professional.
He is a very detailed Dr and he really listens to questions concerns and.comments I have
I am so fortunate to have Dr Kevin Aleander as my physician. Yesterday, he zeroed in on my problem and gave me a solution that has already given me so much relief. He put my mind at ease and worked out a solution for solving this health problem in the future. He is a great listener and addresses all of my concerns. He answers all of my questions with professional knowledge and with clarity using language that I can understand. I could not ask for anymore. He is the best! Carol Pollard
Great doctor. Completely understandable. Very good at listening.
Thank you Dr. Alexander for taking time to address all of our concerns and provide useful information and explanations. It is well appreciated.
He was great clear and concise
Great Doctor
He specializes in my area of heart disease so I appreciate his comments on my condition.
He is very personable, does not hurry you, listens carefully, makes you relax during the visit. He is an excellent doctor.
Very professional individual. We’ve had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Alexander.
Great Doctor. On time
I think Dr. Alexander is an excellent doctor! He is very knowledgeable and very interested in my good health and me personally. I would highly recommend him to my other friends if they need an excellent cardiologist.
Wonderful doctor. Very caring and compassionate
Dr. Alexander is a bright, intelligent and caring physician. It is a priviliedge to have him looking after me. I never feel rushed. He's empathetic and prompt to get back to you with results and next steps. He really listens to your concerns and addresses them. He finally diagnosed my problem after I had seen four other cardiologists. Forgot to mention that he explained this strange disease in terms we could really understand. I am just thankful that I landed under his care. Stanford is lucky to have him and so am I. .
Dr. Alexander takes the time to thoroughly explain the reasoning behind his recommendations and listens carefully to my concerns. I always leave my appointments feeling like I'm getting the best care possible.
Very helpful and caring Doctor willing to listen and never rushed
Video appointment with Dr. Kevin Alexander was great all around. He has a great demeanor, easy to understand. Genuine guy. I would recommend him. And, I love that he suggested I advocate for a cardiologist and echo cardiogram, due to my Amyloid, in the future after my Myeloma is treated.
Dr Alexander was amazing at answering questions and concerns I had. He even drew a picture to better explain what he was saying. I appreciated that drawing. He wanted me to voice my thoughts and gave me opportunities to do that. I felt that I was definitely in charge of my health care and what felt right for me. Great appointment!
Very good communicator, cleAr, concise, personable and professional.
Dr Alexander was very compassionate. I was surprised how much he was able to accomplish and so quickly. A great introduction to Stanford.
Dr. Alexander was friendly and professional. I appreciate his care.
Thank you for your time.
Very pleased, Doc was professional, and took time with me to explain my questions.
Good listener. Reasonable. Personable.

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