After completing college through residency at the University of Chicago, Alexis practiced General Pediatrics in a medically underserved Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago. While there, she developed a particular expertise in lead poisoning, which led to further interest in environmental health and advocacy, and participation on statewide lead poisoning prevention initiatives.
She moved with her husband, Steve, to NYC in 1994, and completed a fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics at the Rose F. Kennedy Developmental Center at A.E.C.O.M. in the Bronx. She retired from active practice in 2004, but maintains special interests in Developmental Pediatrics and in Environmental Health.
Alexis serves as a Trustee of Trevor Day School in addition to her board participation in EANY. She also serves on Visiting Committees for the Biological Sciences Division/Pritzker School of Medicine and for the College at UChicago.