Steven R Alexander MD

  • "I have the best job in the world."

I'll never forget the first time I saw a kidney transplant. The kidney was taken out of a bucket, surgeons connected it to the blood vessels of the child, and the kidney came to life right in front of my eyes. It was a thrilling moment.

I like my job because I see the most difficult kidney cases. I do corny joke therapy with kids before a procedure to take their minds off what's happening. I take care of every child as if she or he were my own. A big part of every visit is spent teaching families how to feel comfortable and confident managing their child's condition at home.

In a doctor, you want to find someone who is really smart. At this hospital you're guaranteed to have a smart doctor. You also want a great team because medicine is a team science. I'm surrounded by a lot of really smart people here. The very best medicine that's being practiced anywhere is going on right here.

Work and Education

Professional Education

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1971


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1972


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1976


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1978

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Years on our staff:


Kidney Transplantation

Nephrology (Kidney)

Center for Fetal and Maternal Health


Kidney Transplant