John Jay Alexander, MD

John Jay Alexander, MD

Neurosciences Center, Neurology

On staff since February 2011

Children's Title: Medical Director, Outpatient Neurology Clinics

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

  • Dr. Jay Alexander is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Seattle Children's Hospital. He has over 10 years of experience in the evaluation and care of children with neurological disorders.

    Dr. Alexander is a native of Missouri. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received training in general pediatrics in New Jersey and then received Child Neurology training at The Children's Hospital-Boston. Prior to his recruitment to Seattle Children's, Dr. Alexander held faculty positions at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and two academic institutions in New Jersey. He practices general child neurology in Seattle, Everett and Olympia. He also conducts outreach clinics in Wenatchee. His clinical role also includes the supervision and education of pediatric resident physicians.

    • Rose Snohomish, WA 09.26.13

      I took my daughter to dr. Alexander because of her continued seizures from epilepsy that she acquired when she was 16. Her previous doctor at Swedish hospital wasn't helping because her seizures got worse so I found dr. Alexander by some miracle. He said her seizures were caused by the meds so he weaned her off them and replaced them with meds that transformed her totally. She went from being groggy, drugged out, sleepy and frequent seizures to no seizures and back to her happy self. She said it was like she woke up from a fog. I credit dr. Alexander for basically saving her life and we will be forever grateful for him. He is thorough and spends time with your case and truly does care.

    • E. Seattle, WA 07.16.13

      Over the duration of my medical journey, I've seen a LOT of doctors. But, I've never met one that's been more thorough, genuinely compassionate, and caring as Dr. Alexander. It's evident that he truly has a heart for each of his patients and he will do everything he can to help them get better. He's also exceptional at listening to his patients (and not telling them how they supposedly feel), advocating for their care for their best interest, and amazing at following up with his patients. The Neurology Nurses are the best, too. If you have to have a Neurologist, of all the ones, you seriously want to have Dr. Alexander. Many times I received follow-up calls from either Dr. Alexander himself or one of his nurses. And, thankfully, my health is completely well now, so I no longer need any of the departments. But I am beyond grateful for Dr. Alexander and his Neurology Staff...they're truly the best, bar none. Thanks for all you do!

    • Rebbecca Spokane, Wa 03.29.12

      Before Dr. Alexander my daughter was without hope of progressing mentally or medically. She has new hope thanks to the accuracy and attention to detail Dr. Alexander puts into each of his patients care and treatment. Wonderfully compassionate and dedicated doctor. Thank you for giving my daughter hope again.

    • M. Kennewick, WA 08.05.11

      Before our family took our two year old to see Dr. Alexander, we knew that he was knowledgable, the internet told us that much. What our research did not tell us was just how compassionate, caring and dedicated Dr. Alexander is to his patients and their families. His concern for his patients is absolutely clear. From explaining complicated tests to accommodating the needs of a family that must travel for medical care, he and his staff have consistently given us professional, compassionate care. We are privileged to have him care for our son!


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Medical/Professional School

University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical Interests

Child Neurology