Kenneth A Alexander, MD

Infectious Disease

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

My wife and I have two adult daughters, both of whom — like me — are outspoken on the subject of immunizations. They were among the first girls in Chicago to get the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. One of our daughters now works in health policy research. We believe that immunizations are what we do to protect ourselves and each other.

Why I Treat Children

Like every pediatrician, I love children and want the best for them. I also enjoy being around other people who care for children. I have found that people in the pediatric field tend to value the same things — children, family and each other.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m very passionate about immunizing children against diseases. It is the single most beneficial thing pediatricians and health providers can do for a child’s health. One of my focus areas at Nemours is to promote school-located vaccination. I also helped create the Nemours International Adoption Medicine Program.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I work hard to educate the public about the importance of childhood immunizations. I educate doctors and parents here in the United States and I travel globally to educate people in other countries. I try to engage people around important issues in child health, particularly immunization, which is our best defense against so many serious diseases.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Duke University Medical Center, 1995

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Boston Childrens Hospital/Boston Medical Center, 1992

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Washington, 1989
  • University of Washington, 1989

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Orlando Magazine Best Doctors 2016
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • Alabama Medicaid/Patient First
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO PNS
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Henderson, T. O., Fowler, B. W., Hamann, H. A., Nathan, P. C., Whitton, J., Leisenring, W. M., & Alexander, K. A. (2022). Subsequent malignant neoplasms in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: Occurrence of cancer types in which human papillomavirus is an established etiologic risk factor. Cancer, 128(2), 373-382. doi:10.1002/cncr.33922

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  • Henderson, T. O., Fowler, B. W., Hamann, H. A., Nathan, P. C., Whitton, J., Leisenring, W. M., & Alexander, K. A. (2022). Subsequent malignant neoplasms in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: Occurrence of cancer types in which human papillomavirus is an established etiologic risk factor. Cancer, 128(2), 373-382. doi:10.1002/cncr.33922

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  • Henderson, T. O., Fowler, B. W., Hamann, H. A., Nathan, P. C., Whitton, J., Leisenring, W. M., & Alexander, K. A. (2022). Subsequent malignant neoplasms in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: Occurrence of cancer types in which human papillomavirus is an established etiologic risk factor. Cancer, 128(2), 373-382. doi:10.1002/cncr.33922

  • Henderson, T. O., Fowler, B. W., Hamann, H. A., Nathan, P. C., Whitton, J., Leisenring, W. M., & Alexander, K. A. (2022). Subsequent malignant neoplasms in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: Occurrence of cancer types in which human papillomavirus is an established etiologic risk factor. Cancer, 128(2), 373-382. doi:10.1002/cncr.33922

  • Teteh, D. K., Dawkins-Moultin, L., Robinson, C., LaGroon, V., Hooker, S., Alexander, K., & Kittles, R. A. (2019). Use of community forums to increase knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer in African American communities. Journal of Community Health, 44(3), 492-499. doi:10.1007/s10900-019-00665-2

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  • Mazar, J., Li, Y., Rosado, A., Phelan, P., Kedarinath, K., Parks, G. D., & Westmoreland, T. J. (2018). Zika virus as an oncolytic treatment of human neuroblastoma cells requires CD24. PLoS ONE, 13(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200358

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  • Lovejoy, J. F., III, Alexander, K., Dinan, D., Drehner, D., Khan-Assad, N., & Lacerda, I. R. A. (2017). Team approach: Pyomyositis. JBJS Reviews, 5(6). doi:10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00048

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  • Petty, L. A., Sokol, E. A., Bartlett, A. H., Mcneer, J. L., Alexander, K. A., & Pisano, J. (2016). Repeated Blood Cultures in Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia: Would Following the Guidelines Alter the Outcome? Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 63(7), 1244-1249. doi:10.1002/pbc.25965

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  • Alexander, K., Lacy, T. A., Myers, A. L., & Lantos, J. D. (2016). Should pediatric practices have policies to not care for children with vaccine-hesitant parents? Pediatrics, 138(4). doi:10.1542/peds.2016-1597

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  • Alexander, K. (2015). Infectious diseases. Pediatric Annals, 44(5), 198-199. doi:10.3928/00904481-20150512-07

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