Alexander Fiks

Senior Fellow

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE

  • Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE is a primary care pediatrician, a Professor of Pediatrics, and holds a Distinguished Endowed Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Board certified in clinical informatics, Dr. Fiks’ research, involving many thousands of children, aims to improve outcomes in pediatric primary care, often using technology-based interventions.

Dr. Fiks is the Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings network; Medical Director for the Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC), CHOP’s practice-based research network; and the Director of Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis. He also directs the Possibilities Project, a CHOP-based effort focused on primary care practice innovation and transformation.

An elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Dr. Fiks’ human papillomavirus vaccine intervention research was awarded the best practice-based study of immunization delivery by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2013) and was designated a National Cancer Institute Research-Tested Invention Program (2017). Dr. Fiks received a national award for mentorship from the Academic Pediatric Association (2012) and received the Perelman School of Medicine Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award in 2023.

Dr. Fiks received his medical degree from Harvard University and received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in clinical informatics.

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