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H. Richard Alexander, MD
H. Richard Alexander, MD

    Dr. H. Richard Alexander is the associate chairman for clinical research in the department of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Previously, he has worked as the head of the surgical metabolism section in the surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute, where he also served as deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research.

    He has occupied numerous administrative roles, including most recently as a member of the American College of Surgeons' American Joint Committee on Cancer in 2006. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a National Institutes of Health Individual Merit Award in 2003. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Annals of Surgical Oncology, and an ad-hoc reviewer for several additional publications.

    He graduated with his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in the department of surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, and finished his fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Commissioned as an officer in the medical corps of the United States Navy in 1977, Dr. Alexander served as an active duty medical officer from 1979 to 1987 and returned as a commander from 1991 to 1994, a period that included service at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda during Operation Desert Storm.

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