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Alexander Feliz, MD

Alexander Feliz, MD 

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Program Director, Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Specialties: Surgery and Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Expertise: 

  • Advanced minimally invasive surgery
  • Exposing new methods to the field of Pediatric Surgery
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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
49 N. Dunlap
2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38105

Le Bonheur Outpatient Center - East Memphis
100 N. Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120

Dr. Feliz attended college at Wesleyan University receiving his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1991. After studying medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, he went on to complete a general surgery residency at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in 2004. He continued his surgical training by completing the Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship in 2005 and then a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship in 2008 at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He accepted his first position at the University of Nevada in 2008 as an assistant professor of surgery. Dr. Feliz was recruited to join the faculty of UTHSC/ Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in 2011. He currently holds the position as an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Feliz is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.

Medical School

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York (1997)


  • General Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida (2004)


  • Pediatric Surgical Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania (2005)
  • Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennnsylvania (2008)

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Tennessee Chapter of ACS Leadership (TNACS)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS)
  • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Feliz’s research focuses on surgical education and healthcare disparities. He is an active member of QEP and the founder of the Center for Health Equity at Le Bonheur (CHELB), which continues to improve healthcare disparities for children in the tri-state area.

    • Boomer LA, Feliz A. Sepsis management and the pediatric surgeon. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Feb;28(1):67-72.

    • 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 Nov;34(11):1163-1169.

    • 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; Comparing Percutaneous to Open Access for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Pediatric Respiratory Failure. American Pediatric Surgical Association Critical Care Committee. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct;19(10):981-991.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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. Am J Surg. 2017 Apr;213(4):785-789.

    • 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.

    • Ryan ML, Maxwell AC, Manning L, Jacobs JD, Bachier- Rodriguez M, Feliz A, Williams RF. Noninvasive hemoglobin measurement in pediatric trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec;81(6):1162-1166.

    • Sathanandam S, Kumar TK, Feliz A, Knott- Craig CJ. Successful repair of hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and anomalous origin of coronary artery: Defying the odds. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul; 102 (1): e55-7.

    • Bachier, M., Feliz A. Epidemiology of Lawnmower-Related Injuries in Children: A Ten-Year Review. Am J Surg. 2016 Apr;211(4):727-32.

    • 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.

    • 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.

For Full Listing: Alexander Feliz, MD, PubMed Publications


Last Published: Nov 11, 2019