Dr. Ronda Alexander Named Among Exceptional Women in Medicine

June 20, 2020

Ronda Alexander, MDRonda Alexander, MD, an assistant professor and director of residency training in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been named to Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine. Dr. Alexander was recruited in 2008 to join a fledgling department and establish the Texas Voice Performance Institute™, a comprehensive medical and surgical program for patients with voice and swallowing disorders.

After graduating summa cum laude with honors in biology and English from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Dr. Alexander earned her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and completed residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She went on to complete fellowship training in laryngology and neurolaryngology with Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. A Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, she is an attending physician at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital of the Harris Health System.

Dr. Alexander is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where she is a member of the Voice Committee and the Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology Education Committee. She is the current president of the Harry Barnes Society (Otolaryngology Section of the National Medical Association) and is an active member of the Harris County Medical Society, serving as president of the Central Branch in 2018 and currently, as a member of the Board of Socioeconomics. She is a member of the Houston Medical Forum and the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, serving as a past president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer. In 2019, she chaired the Harris County Medical Society Reference Committee on Medical Education and Healthcare Quality, as part of the delegation to the Texas Medical Association. She also serves on the board of directors of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology.

Beginning in 2017, she steered the otorhinolaryngology residency program through a seismic shift in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s process of accreditation, moving from seated lectures to interactive and hands-on learning that meets learners where they are, while maintaining the same educational objectives.

Dr. Alexander has been named to the list of Texas Monthly Super Doctors since 2016, and has been a Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor since 2014. She has been named to Leading Physicians of the World (Otolaryngology Section), Women of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, and America’s Top Physicians.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company that, among other services, produces lists of Top Doctors. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, directed by a physician, involves tens of thousands of top doctors in America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals.


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