Pediatric Surgery


Alexander Feliz, M.D.

Dr. Feliz

After graduating with a degree in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, Dr. Feliz attended the Associated Medical Schools of New York Post-Baccalaureate Program S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, NY. He then obtained his medical degree at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

In 2008, Dr. Feliz joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine and served as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Program director for the Department of Surgery. Then, in 2011 he moved to Memphis to join the Pediatric Surgical Group and serve as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Feliz is active in the association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA).

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Health Disparities Research
  • Outcomes Research
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma

University and Hospital Appointments

  • Associate Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency Program
  • Associate Medical Director, Trauma Services
  • Assistant Professor in Surgery and Pediatrics
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Medical School

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.

Post Graduate Training

  • Pediatric Surgery Resident: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Resident: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Surgery Resident: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Tampa, Fl.

Various Publications

  • Cairo SB, Arbuthnot M, Boomer LA, Dingeldein MW, Feliz A, Gadepalli S, Newton CR, Ricca R Jr, Vogel AM, Rothstein DH; American Pediatric Surgical Association, Surgical Critical Care Committee. Controversies in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) utilization and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair using a Delphi approach: from the American Pediatric Surgical Association Critical Care Committee (APSA-CCC). Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1007/s00383-018-4337-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30132059.
  • Cairo SB, Arbuthnot M, Boomer L, Dingeldein MW, Feliz A, Gadepalli S, Newton CR, Puligandla P, Ricca R Jr, Rycus P, Vogel AM, Yu G, Chen Z, Rothstein DH; American Pediatric Surgical Association Critical Care Committee. Comparing Percutaneous to Open Access for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Pediatric Respiratory Failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug 3. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001691. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30080776.
  • Freeman JJ, Bachier-Rodriguez M, Staszak J, Feliz A. A comparison between non-powder gun and powder-gun injuries in a young pediatric population. Injury. 2017 Sep;48(9):1951-1955. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.05.036. Epub 2017 May 29. PubMed PMID: 28610778.
  • Savoie KB, Bachier-Rodriguez M, Schurtz E, Tolley EA, Giel D, Feliz A. Health Disparities in the Appropriate Management of Cryptorchidism. J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;185:187-192.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 28408128.
  • Bachier-Rodriguez M, Freeman J, Feliz A. Firearm injuries in a pediatric population: African-American adolescents continue to carry the heavy burden. Am J Surg. 2017 Apr;213(4):785-789. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 28041607.
  • Feliz A, Holub JL, Azarakhsh N, Bachier-Rodriguez M, Savoie KB. Health disparities in infants with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Am J Surg. 2017 Aug;214(2):329-335. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.009. Epub 2016 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 27586849.

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Board Certifications and Certificates

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Dr. Feliz enjoys reading, team sports, and spending time with his family. He is married to Leslie J. Feliz and they have two children – Lucas and Olivia.