University of California San Diego-MD, 2003; University of California Los Angeles-MS in Health Services, 2009; University of Southern California-Instructor of Clinical Medicine, 2009-present
Dr. Alex Balekian specializes in pulmonary and critical care and is currently Instructor of Clinical Medicine at USC. He received his medical degree from the University of California San Diego in 2003 before moving to Texas for his internal medicine residency from University of Texas—Southwestern in 2006. In 2009, he completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and received his graduate degree in health services research at UCLA. During his time at UCLA, he also gained experience in biostatistics and health economics, and learned the methods of cost-effective analysis. Dr. Balekian’s career goal is to become an authority on health outcomes in the intensive care unit, and especially how they relate to reallocating resources.