Dr. John C. Alexander is board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management.  He completed his undergraduate training at Texas A&M University where he was a summa cum laude graduate with a B.S. in Biomedical Science.  He then attended medical school at UT Southwestern, graduating with an M.D. with Distinction in Research and was the M.T. Pepper Jenkins Outstanding Medical Student in Anesthesiology.  He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at UT Southwestern, and then his fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Cincinnati. He also completed a Masters in Business Administration from UT Dallas with a focus in healthcare leadership and management.

Dr. Alexander's primary research and clinical interests lie in interventional pain managemen and regional anesthesia. He serves as the Medical Director of the Regional Anesthesia Service as well as Pain Services at Parkland Hospital. He also served as the 2018-19 President of the UT Southwestern Faculty Senate.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2005)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Anesthesiology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2010), Pain Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
UT Dallas/Naveen Jindal School of Management (2017)
Graduate School
UT Dallas/Naveen Jindal School of Management (2017)

Research Interest

  • Regional anesthesia techniques and outcomes
  • Role of technology innovation in anesthesia practice


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Clonidine, but not Dexamethasone, Prolongs Ropivacaine-Induced Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Nerve Block Duration.
Nasir D, Gasanova I, Drummond S, Alexander J, Howard J, Melikman E, Hill G, Minhajuddin A, Ogunnaike B, Whitten C Curr Clin Pharmacol 2017 Jun
Smartphone Application-based Medical Devices: Twenty-first Century Data Democratization or Anarchy?
Alexander JC, Joshi GP Anesth. Analg. 2016 Aug
Smartphone applications for chronic pain management: a critical appraisal.
Alexander JC, Joshi GP J Pain Res 2016 9 731-734


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty of the Year
    UT Southwestern Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management (2019)
  • Fellowship Faculty of the Year 2017 - Pain Management
    UT Southwestern Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management (2017)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia (2016)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (2009)