Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, VA and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry In 1998
PhD and MBA from Wake Forest University In 2003
Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the Biochemistry Department In 2006
Wake Forest University School of Medicine In 2010
American Board of Otolaryngology
My name is Richard Alexander, and I was born in Sanford, NC, where my father was the minister of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church. When I was 3 years old our family moved to Rocky Mount, NC. At the age of thirteen, we relocated to Charlotte, NC. I attended Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, VA and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. Following my undergraduate studies, I obtained my PhD and MBA from Wake Forest University.
I then furthered my research with a postdoctoral fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the Biochemistry Department. In 2006, I started medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and entered into Otolaryngology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. My wife’s name is Melissa and we have a four year-old son named Jonathan. I have been trained in all aspects of general otolaryngology with special interests in sinus surgery, thyroid surgery, facial plastics and reconstruction, pediatrics, otology, allergy, voice, and head and neck cancers.
In Office Balloon Sinuplasty
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