Gijo Alex, MD $$

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Gijo Alex, M.D., is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Health℠ and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern.   

 Dr. Alex earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He subsequently completed an anesthesiology residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and then completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.    

 Dr. Alex’s interests include pediatric regional anesthesia and understanding the effects of anesthesia on the developing brain. He has authored numerous research articles, book chapters and has been invited to give presentations both regionally and nationally.   

 Outside of work, Dr. Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. 

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Miami Medical School (2009)
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (2013), Anesthesiology
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (2014), Pediatric Anesthesiology
Board Certification
American Board of Anesthesiology(Pediatric Anesthesiology),
American Board of Anesthesiology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Alex’s research interests include understanding the effects of anesthesia on the developing brain, the perioperative complications associated with COVID-19, and emerging techniques in pediatric regional anesthesia.

  • Publications

    • Liu K, Liu C, Alex G, Szmuk P, Mitchell R. Anesthetic Management of Children undergoing Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.  October 2020.   
    • Kiss E, Alex G, Chandran N, Olomu P. Anesthetic Implications of a Pediatric Patient with Stiff Skin Syndrome: A case report. Journal of Pediatric Anesthesia. August 2020.   
    • Smith C, Alex G, Zayas-Bazan F, Collins W, Mehta SD. Complete Tracheal Transection in a 3-year old after blunt neck trauma. Romanian Journal of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 4-10. August 2020.  
    • Efune, PN, Alex G, Journeycake J, Mehta SD. Thromboelastography-targeted management of severe coagulopathy and off-label use of four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in an infant with massive bleeding. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis. 2020 Jan 20.   
    • Efune P, Longanecker J, Alex G, Saynalanth R, Khan U, Rivera K, Jerome A, Boone W, Szmuk P. Use of Dexmedetomidine and Opioids as the Primary Anesthetic in Infant and Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatric Anesthesia. Jun 8, 2020.   
    • Nestor K, Zeidan M, Boncore E, Richardson A, Alex G, Weiss M, Islam S.  Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Infants undergoing General Anesthesia. J Pediatric Surg. 2017 Jun;52(6):895-900. 2017 Mar 16.   
  • Professional Activities

    • Question Author for the American Board of Anesthesiology   
    • Member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology  
    • Member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists  

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