Dr. Marcalee Alexander, MD

Physician, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Dr. Alexander has a longstanding career in the field of SCI medicine, having served as project director or codirector at 3 model systems. She has conducted a substantial body of research documenting the effects of spinal cord injury on sexual response in both women and men. 

She also has served as the President of the American Spinal Injury Association and the Vice President for North America for the International Spinal Cord Injury Association. She led the publication of the international standards to document autonomic function post SCI. Dr. Alexander also participated in numerous clinical trials related to SCI. Her current interests include the development of telemedicine to increase accessibility to health care for persons with SCI. Dr. Alexander lives in Birmingham, Alabama.  


Recent Publications:

Sipski ML, Richards S. Spinal Cord Injury, A State of the Science Review: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  2006  85 (4) 310-342.

Sipski ML. From Bench to Body: Issues Associated with Translational Research and SCI. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2003: 40 (4S) 1-8.

Sipski ML, Alexander CJ, Rosen RC. Sexual arousal and orgasm in women:  effects of spinal cord injury.  Ann  Neurol. 2001 Jan;49(1):35-44.

Sipski ML, Alexander CJ, Gomez O, Spalding J. The Effects of Spinal Cord Injury on Psychogenic Sexual Arousal in Males: Journal of Urology, 2007 177(1) 247-51.

Sipski M, Alexander CJ, Gomez-Marin O. Effects of level and degree of spinal cord injury on male orgasm. Spinal Cord 2006 44; 798-804.

Alexander MS, Bering-Sorensen F, Bodner , Brackett NL, Cardenas D, Charlifue S, Creasey G, Ditunno J, Donovan W, Elliott SL, Estores I, Graves DE, Green B, Gousse A, Jackson AB, Kennelly M, Karlsson A-K, Krassioukov A, Krogh K, Linsenmeyer T, Marino R, Mathias CJ, Perkash I, Sheel AW, Shilero G, Schurch B, Sonksen J, Stiens S, Wecht J, Wuermser LA, Wyndaele J-J. International standards to document remaining autonomic function after spinal cord injury Spinal Cord 2009: 47: pg. 36-43.