Alexandra Capellini, M.D.

Program: Combined Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

About Me
I was born in New York City and grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York with my parents and younger sister. I received a BA in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University. After college, I spent one year working at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (I enjoyed living in Baltimore!) I returned to NYC to attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During medical school, I took a scholarly year to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Research while working with a hematologic malignancies translational research team. 

As an above-knee amputee, I am an active advocate for the adaptive community. I love to ski, swim, rock climb, write, travel, explore the outdoors, and scope out new restaurants. Other things that I enjoy: lots of iced coffee, ice cream, and Law & Order: SVU.

Why I Chose Michigan?
On interview day, the residents and faculty made a meaningful effort to learn more about my interests in and outside of medicine. It was easy to envision myself thriving in Michigan’s vibrant, passionate, and driven community. The institution carries a strong sense of pride and enthusiasm that I find motivating. I finished my interview day excited about the environment and opportunities that Michigan could offer for training. I continue to feel welcomed, seen, and supported by Michigan for who I am, what I have done, and what I plan to do. And of course, I look forward to exploring the outdoor beauty of the Midwest!