Dr. Alexis McKee joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology as an Assistant Professor in December, 2020.
Dr. McKee grew up in the St. Louis area. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following this, she completed her medical education at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She attended residency training at a combined Internal Medicine and Primary Care program at Rush University and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Following residency, she returned to her hometown of St. Louis and completed her fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Saint Louis University. After fellowship, she became a certificated diabetes care and education specialist and was the medical director of the Diabetes Clinic at Saint Louis University. During her tenure at Saint Louis University, she was also the Associate Fellowship program director for Endocrinology and spearheaded the redesign of the didactic curriculum.
She joins the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research as an inpatient diabetes hospitalist. She looks forward to expanding the inpatient diabetes consult service, educating all levels of learners on inpatient glycemic protocols, and instituting novel approaches to inpatient diabetes management including continuous glucose monitoring, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions, hybrid-closed loop devices and non-insulin therapies.
Dr. McKee’s research interests include innovative approaches to inpatient glycemic management, disparities in diabetes technology utilization and outcomes in type 1 diabetes, and novel therapies for type 2 diabetes.
She is also an EPIC physician builder with a keen interest in leveraging the electronic medical record to ease the burden of provider documentation and to deploy clinical decision tools for population health initiatives.