Featured Doctor: Dr. Gregor Alexander, MD

We want to thank Dr. Gregor Alexander and the wonderful medical staff at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando, FL, for bringing Hope Around the World to our members.

Alma Godinez, mom to cherub Brianna, wanted to thank “Dr. Alexander for doing everything humanly possible to save her daughter, for being such an amazing and humble man but most importantly a man of God who Brianna, her cherub, loves and looks up too!”  Alma also wanted to thank Dr. Plumley (surgeon), Dr. Garcia (pulmonologist), Dr. Horvath (gastroenterologist), nurses Patrice, Tobie, Pam, Odalis, and Joanne and respiratory therapists Gary and Mike, “They are all amazing. Not only as Doctors and nurses, they become family! Never seen so much care and love like I did here!!”

Gregor Alexander, MD, joined Orlando Health in 1977 and is a member of the neonatal intensive care team at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Dr. Alexander is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. He also has several publications and journals.

Dr. Alexander earned his medical degree from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. He completed pediatric residencies at Variety Children's Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital, followed by both clinical and research fellowships at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Alexander was part of a group of physicians who built the Arnold and Winnie Palmer hospitals. Where he held the directorship of the neonatal unit for sixteen years. During his leadership the neonatal intensive care unit expanded its capacity, the ECMO program began and the transport team became stronger.

In 2010 Dr. Alexander was honored by having the NICU named the Alexander Center for Neonatology. He has been the chairman for the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. 

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