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Dr. Todd Alexander, M.D., PhD

Program Director

Dr. Todd Alexander is a pediatric nephrologist at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Canada Research Chair in Renal Epithelial Transport Physiology, and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Dr. Alexander earned his M.D. at the University of Western Ontario and completed his training in pediatrics at Memorial University in Newfoundland and pediatric nephrology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He received a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Toronto and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in renal tubular physiology at St. Radboud University in the Netherlands.

The focus of Dr. Alexander’s research is primary transport mechanisms by which the renal tubule regulates the body’s electrolyte and acid/base balance. In particular, he seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms responsible for altered tubular divalent cation reabsorption and their effects on calcium homeostasis and how they cause kidney stones in children. His work is supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.