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Dr. Alexa Elder is a surgical oncologist with a focus in breast oncology at Ochsner MD Anderson Cancer Center. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following this, she completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. She completed her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Atrium Health/Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.Dr. Elder's specialty is breast surgical oncology and the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Her clinical interests include surgical treatment of breast cancer, mastectomies, nipple-sparing mastectomies, lumpectomies, oncoplastic breast surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsies, axillary node dissections and management of benign breast disease She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Medical Education

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Field of Study: Medicine


Mayo Medical School
Field of Study: General Surgery Residency


Carolinas Medical Center
Field of Study: Fellowship- Breast Surgical Oncology

  • American Board of Surgery