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Dr. Richard Alexander MD

Dr. Richard Alexander MD

Heart Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
(713) 776-0655


Dr. Richard Alexander received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and earned his master’s degree and medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and thoracic surgery residency at State University of New York Upstate.

Board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Alexander has special clinical interest in coronary bypass surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery, carotid artery surgery, abdominal aneurysm surgery, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, endovascular harvesting of the leg vein for coronary surgery and surgery of the lung and esophagus. He has extensive experience in the latest emerging technologies.

Dr. Alexander has served as chief of staff at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He and his wife, hand surgeon Charlotte Alexander, M.D., have traveled abroad on numerous medical missions, operating on patients and teaching physicians.

Physician Details

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Medical Education
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1976
Internships & Residency
University of Texas at Galveston - GME, 1981
State University of New York Health Science Center, 1982
Clinical Interests
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Houston, Missouri City, Stafford


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008


Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Amerivantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)

In The News

Videos of Dr. Alexander

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Online Presentation
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest affiliated heart surgeon Dr. Richard Alexander discusses the warning signs, symptoms and treatments for coronary artery disease.

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