“Becoming a good surgeon takes dedication and hard work, but achieving lasting success comes only with the support of an exceptional staff and medical community,” said Dr. Alexander, who launched his career in Las Vegas in 1994, as the founder and chief of plastic surgery at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital. He also established Nellis Air Force Base’s plastic surgery and reconstructive services. “This 20th anniversary milestone is really a celebration of the growth of our community.”
Dr. Alexander’s staff has a longstanding practice of volunteering for a different local charity each month. In 2014, he and his team will increase that number to give back to 20 deserving charities. “As longtime Las Vegas residents, we’ve learned that in order to build community you have to play an active role in your community,” said Anita Alexander, Dr. Alexander’s wife of 25 years who also manages the practice. “Our staff helps to identify the local organizations where we can make an impact, then we participate as a team.” In 2012-2013, some of those charities included; Opportunity Village, Ronald McDonald House, The American Cancer Society, Dress for Success and the Vegas Roots Community Garden.
Starting in January, Dr. Alexander is offering $20 consultations for select procedures. The service includes use of the patient education video center, a session with a patient counselor and a consultation with Dr. Alexander. Patients are advised to schedule consultations in advance at 702.242.6776.
In August, Dr. Alexander and his staff plan to host a special evening to honor their patients and peers. Details on the event will be announced in the weeks ahead.
“Working alongside some of the finest medical professionals in the United States, I’ve had the unique opportunity to be a part of a young city’s growth and development,”
Dr. Alexander established his private practice in 1998 and the following year he was named Mountain View Hospital’s chief of plastic surgery, a post he held for a decade. He is a past president of the Clark County Medical Society, the recipient of two Surgeon General Awards and has consistently been named as one of Las Vegas’ top plastic surgeons by his patients and peers.
He resides in Summerlin with his wife Anita. The couple’s daughter Megan, a graduate of the Meadows School, is currently attending Stanford University in California. For more information about Dr. Alexander, please visit www.alexandermd.com.
About Dr. George John Alexander
Dr. George John Alexander is a board-certified plastic surgeon recognized by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Alexander is a past-president of the Clark County Medical Society, he is past chief of plastic surgery at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, and he is founder and former chief of plastic surgery at Mike O' Callaghan Federal Hospital, also in Las Vegas. He has been awarded two Surgeon General Awards for his accomplishments in plastic surgery. He received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., graduating at the top of his class.
Dr. Alexander has been consistently voted among Las Vegas’ top doctors for plastic surgery. He was honored as one of the Distinguished Men in Southern Nevada and is the former President of the Nevada chapter of the Georgetown University Alumni Club. He has received certificates of appreciation from the Nevada chapters of the American Red Cross and the Lions Club. In addition, Dr. Alexander holds Physician’s Recognition Awards from the American Medical Association and is a supporter of breast cancer education.
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