Janet Leath Alexander, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Janet Leath Alexander, MD

Specialties:

  • Strabismus

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

About Janet Leath Alexander, MD

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Dr. Janet Leath Alexander, pediatric ophthalmologist, joined the University of Maryland in summer 2013. She brings to the practice broad skills and training in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology including expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of strabismus, nasolacrimal obstruction, cataract, glaucoma, pathology of the eyelid and orbit and retinal disorders.  
Dr. Alexander earned her bachelor of science in chemical engineering at University of Washington in her hometown of Seattle. After work in research and development at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California, she conducted biomedical research at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a surgical internship at Northwestern University in Chicago, ophthalmology residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC and pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
She is dedicated to serving the ophthalmic needs of infants, children and adolescents in the Baltimore area. Her specific professional interests include medical education, outreach to local and international Spanish-speaking populations and international public health. Her research areas include pediatric uveitis and congenital cataracts, as well as glaucoma. Her personal passions are family and friends, sports, travel and music.

Gender: Female

Language(s): English; Spanish

Affiliation(s):

  • UM Prince George's Hospital Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

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