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

  1. Bachier M, Hammond SE, Williams R, Jancelewicz T, Feliz A. Pediatric scalds: do cooking-related burns have a higher injury burden? J Surg Res. 2015 Nov;199(1):230-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.05.016. Epub 2015 May 18. PubMed PMID:  26076686.
  2. Freeman J, Boomer L, Fursevich D, Feliz A. Ethnicity and insurance status affect health disparities in patients with gallstone disease. J Surg Res. 2012 Jun 1;175(1):1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.06.064. Epub 2011 Jul 23. PubMed PMID:  21872888.
  3. Juang D, Feliz A, Miller KA, Gaines BA. Sledding injuries: a rationale for helmet usage. J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4 Suppl):S206-8. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181f1e81f. PubMed PMID: 20938309.
  4. Boomer L, Freeman J, Landrito E, Feliz A. Acute appendicitis in latino children: do health disparities exist? J Surg Res. 2010 Oct;163(2):290-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.05.018. Epub 2010 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 20691994.
  5. Boomer L, Freeman J, Landrito E, Feliz A. Perforation in adults with acute appendicitis linked to insurance status, not ethnicity. J Surg Res. 2010 Oct;163(2):221-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.04.041. Epub 2010 May 21. PubMed PMID: 20599222.
  6. Barsness KA, Feliz A, Potoka DA, Gaines BA, Upperman JS, Kane TD. Laparoscopic versus open Nissen fundoplication in infants after neonatal laparotomy. JSLS. 2007 Oct-Dec;11(4):461-5. PubMed PMID: 18237511; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3015845.
  7. Tsung A, Feliz A, Kane TD. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in an infant with situs inversus. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2007 Oct;17(5):698-700. PubMed PMID: 17907992.
  8. Hebra A, Jacobs JP, Feliz A, Arenas J, Moore CB, Larson S. Minimally invasive  repair of pectus excavatum in adult patients. Am Surg. 2006 Sep;72(9):837-42. PubMed PMID: 16986397.
  9. Feliz A, Shultz B, McKenna C, Gaines BA. Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy in pediatric abdominal trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan;41(1):72-7. PubMed PMID: 16410111.
  10. Jones OY, Steele A, Jones JM, Marikar Y, Chang Y, Feliz A, Cahill RA, Good RA. Nonmyeloablative bone marrow transplantation of BXSB lupus mice using fully matched allogeneic donor cells from green fluorescent protein transgenic mice. J  Immunol. 2004 May 1;172(9):5415-9. PubMed PMID: 15100282.

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.