Full Name
Alex Waldman, DPhil
APSA President
Speaker Bio
Alex Waldman is an MD/PhD student completing his training though the Emory University Medical Scientists Training Program and National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was awarded comprehensive honors degrees in both Neurobiology and Spanish, while simultaneously earning certificates in Global Health, European Studies, and Stem Cell Sciences. He recently completed his DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences during which he received funding from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), United States Department of Defense (US DoD), European Charcot Foundation (ECF), Multiple Sclerosis Society United Kingdom (MS Society UK), and Multiple Sclerosis Treatment, Research, and Education (MSTRE). His thesis work deployed a novel approach that integrated quantitative neuropathology and big data techniques to uncover novel determinants of multiple sclerosis spinal cord pathology. Outside the research laboratory and clinic, Alex has held multiple local and national leadership positions for the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA). In these various roles, he has expanded the APSA membership reach, partnership dossier, fundraising capabilities, and professional development opportunities offered to members. Overall, as a future clinician-scientist, Alex hopes to continue conducting interdisciplinary collaborative research that can ultimately lead to breakthroughs that effect change clinically.
Alex Waldman, DPhil