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Alexis Cates, DO

Postdoctoral Trainee Member

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Alexis Cates, DO
Postdoctoral Trainee Member

Alexis Cates, DO, of Philadelphia, is a Fellow in Medical Toxicology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Cates received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in medical sciences from Mississippi College in Clinton.

She earned her osteopathic medical degree from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine ((WCUCOM) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As a medical student, Dr. Cates received the COM President’s Award, and the Welch Scholars Grant and the Nichols LEAD Scholar Award, both from the American Osteopathic Foundation.

An avid researcher, Dr. Cates received second place for the Foundation for the Osteopathic Emergency Medicine case study poster competition and participated in poster presentations of original research, including a poster about the impact of dual-polarization radar technology and Twitter during a tornado in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dr. Cates demonstrates her passion for health policy and advocacy through her service as a member of the Osteopathic Political Action Committee executive board since 2015. She’s also served as the student member of the AOA’s Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs within the Department of Governmental Affairs and vice president of the WCUCOM Student Government Association.

Dr. Cates demonstrated her passion for emergency medicine when she presented a workshop for osteopathic medical students on the basics of trauma resuscitation in an emergency department setting during the Student Osteopathic Medical Association’s fall convention in 2017.

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