Alexis Simpkins

Alexis Simpkins M.D., Ph.D.

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.

Honors & Awards

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 Vascular Neurology Boards
Vascular Neurology
ABPN Neurology Boards

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke

Research Profile

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


Clinical Research Fellowship – Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Health
Clinical Fellowship – Vascular Neurology
National Institute of Health
Residency – Neurology
Johns Hopkins University
Internship – Internal Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Dual M.D./Ph.D. – Vascular Biology
Medical College of Georgia