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Alexander E. Gurfinkel, M.D.

  1. Pediatrician

Dr. Gurfinkel is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Pediatrics Division of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Prior to working at Mayo Clinic he served as a Medial Director of Pediatric Hospitalist Program at McLeod Children's Hospital in Florence, SC and was on staff at University of South Carolina. Previously, he was on faculty at University of Minnesota working as a hospitalist in community and academic settings. His professional experience includes working in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

His areas of interest include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation of complex patients
  • Dysautonomia, POTS and related conditions

In addition to clinical activities, Dr. Gurfinkel is involved in improving patient education and information retention. He is engaged in Clinical Informatics as a Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine's Super User.

  1. Dizziness
  2. Dysautonomia
  3. Failure to thrive
  4. Genetic disorder
  5. Headache in children
  6. Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  7. Neurodevelopmental disorder
  8. Orthostatic hypotension
  9. Orthostatic intolerance
  10. POTS
  11. Rare disorders
  12. Syncope
  1. Anticipatory guidance
  2. Complex care coordination
  3. General pediatric care
  4. Supplements counseling
  5. Telemedicine
  • Complex pediatric medical conditions with a focus on coordination of specialty care for children
  • Consultative diagnostic care for destination patients
  • Undefined and rare disease diagnosis and management
  • Functional improvement for children and teens with chronic health care conditions
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Improving patient and family education and information retention
  • Clinical Informatics. Serve as a Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine's Super User
  1. 2007
    Residency - SurgeryThe George Washington University Medical Center
  2. 2005
    Residency - SurgeryThomas Jefferson University
  3. 2004
    Internship - SurgeryState University of New York
  4. 2003
    Residency - PediatricsAlbert Einstein Medical Center
  5. 1996
    MD - Graduated Summa Cum LaudeRussian State Medical University


  1. 2003
    PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2022 Patient Experience AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2018
    Minnesota Hospital Association’s Innovation of the Year in Patient Care Award Minnesota Hospital Association
  3. 2017
    Poster Session, 1st Place (Judges)Society of Hospital Medicine
  4. 2017
    Poster Session, 1st Place (Audience Favorite)Society of Hospital Medicine
  5. 2003
    Pediatric Residency Dermatology Contest WinnerAlbert Einstein Medical Center

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    EPIC Super UserMayo Clinic
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberSouth Carolina Medical Association
  3. 2016
    Participation in focus groupMaintenance of Certification Examination Redesign Committee, American Board of Pediatrics
  4. 2015 - 2019
    MemberQuality Council, Fairview Ridges Hospital
  5. 2015 - 2016
    MemberPhysician Informatics Committee, Fairview Ridges Hospital
  6. 2003 - present
    DiplomatAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  7. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics