Alexander Blood, MD

Start Year


McLean, VA

Where did you attend college/university?
Johns Hopkins

Where did you attend medical school?
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

What are your career goals?
I am interested in pursuing a career in cardiology with a focus on quality improvement and care re-design. 

Reflections on the Duke program

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Clinical training, dedicated faculty, independence

What research opportunities have you had during residency?
Cardiology research:
- Dr. Krasuski: Right heart strain and pulmonary hypertension; congenital heart disease research
- Dr. Eapen: SDAC quality research

What is a funny or memorable experience from your time at Duke?
Just loving all of my colleagues every day! Maybe the Sky and me on a tandem bike story from our dinner with Dr. Zaas. Also dancing with Dr. Zaas at the Christmas party.

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Amazing food, great outdoors experiences, affordable cost of living, DPAC for shows, great bars and nightlife, Duke Basketball, Football, and Lacrosse.