Alexis Simpkins

Alexis Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-5550

About Alexis Simpkins

Alexis Nétis Simpkins, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology in the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Simpkins first earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, along with a minor in biology, at Augusta University in Georgia. She was then accepted into the dual doctoral program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, obtaining her medical doctoral degree and a doctorate in vascular biology after investigating utility of a novel agent in vascular and neuroprotection in hypertension and stroke.

She completed her internal medicine internship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Next, she completed a neurology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Simpkins completed her time in Maryland with a combined clinical and research vascular neurology fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Dr. Simpkins is an active member in the American Heart Association.


2017 · American Academy of Neurology
First prize winner of the Stroke Progress and Innovation Award
2016 · Stroke (medical journal)
VA Chief of Neurology Award
2009 · Medical College of Georgia

Board Certifications

  • ABPN Neurology Boards
  • ABPN Vascular Neurology Boards
    Vascular Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Advanced MRI and stroke
  • Blood biomarkers and stroke
  • Monitoring and evaluating stroke therapy
  • Protective and preventive measures of cerebrovascular disorders (cerebral ischemia, vascular remodeling and neurological imaging)
  • Stroke recovery



Clinical Research Fellowship – Vascular Neurology
2015-2017 · National Institute of Health
Clinical Fellowship – Vascular Neurology
2014-2015 · National Institute of Health
Residency – Neurology
2011-2014 · Johns Hopkins University
Internship – Internal Medicine
2010-2011 · Medical College of Georgia
Dual M.D./Ph.D. – Vascular Biology
2010 · Medical College of Georgia

Contact Details

(352) 273-5550