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 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. 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.
  2. Juang D, Feliz A, Miller KA, Gaines BA. Sledding injuries: a rationale for helmet usage. J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4 Suppl):S206-8.
  3. Boomer L, Freeman J, Landrito E, Feliz A. Acute Appendicitis in Latino Children: Do Health Disparities Exist? J Surg Res. 2010 Jun 8
  4. Boomer L, Freeman J, Landrito E, Feliz A. Perforation in Adults with Acute Appendicitis Linked to Insurance Status, Not Ethnicity. J Surg Res. 2010 May 21
  5. Barsness KA, Feliz A, Potoka DA, Gaines BA, Upperman JS, Kane TD.  Laparoscopic versus open Nissen Fundoplication in infants after neonatal laparotomy.  J Society Laparoendo Surg 2007; Vol 11 (4): 461-465
  6. Tsung A, Feliz A, Kane TD Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication in an infant with situs inversus J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech. 2007 Oct; 17 (5):698-700
  7. Hebra A, Jacobs JP, Feliz A, Arenas J, Moore CB, Larson S Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum in adult patients. American Surgeon 72(9):837-42, 2006 Sep
  8. Feliz A, Shultz B, McKenna C, Gaines BA Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy in pediatric abdominal trauma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 41(1):72-7, 2006 Jan
  9. Jones OY, Alexander PJ, Lacson A, Gok F, Feliz A, Marikar Y, Madivi C, Jones JM, Good RA Effects of fludarabine treatment on murine lupus nephritis. Lupus. 13(12):912-6, 2004
  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. Journal of Immunology. 172(9):5415-9, 2004 May

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.