Vladimir Alexander, M.D.

Dr. Alexander specializes in disorders and treatments of the major, large joints: hip, knee and shoulder. He is the founding partner of Alexander Orthopaedics, and the originator of the SMART Total Hip joint replacement procedure.

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Doctor of Medicine

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama


Cleveland Orthopedic & Spine Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Dr. Vladimir Alexander has over two decades of orthopedic experience and is the founding partner of Alexander Orthopaedic Associates. He's also the founder of the AEC Learning Center, a training facility for the education of physicians on the latest surgical techniques. He is board-certified and recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He is one of the few surgeons to perform total joint replacement and Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgeries on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Alexander graduated cum laude from John Carroll University and earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine with honors in orthopedic surgery. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. He served as Chief Resident of The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.

At the completion of his residency, Dr. Alexander obtained additional hand and upper extremity training at The Cleveland Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, an affiliate of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

An expert in his field, Dr. Alexander has conducted orthopedic surgery presentations and lectures across the country. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles.

Dr. Alexander is an orthopedic device and implant consultant for Smith & Nephew, Biomet, and Ortho Development Corporation. He is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Dr. Alexander resides in St. Petersburg with his wife and children.

News & Articles

Opening an ASC is easy, but staying in business is hard: Insights from Dr. Vladimir Alexander's 20 years of ortho practice leadership

Becker’s ASC Review, April 2022

5 Points on Dr. Vladimir Alexander Paving the Way for Outpatient Total Joint Surgery

Becker’s Orthopedic Review, May 2016

If You Think Your Job is a Pain in the Neck - You May Be Right

Somersville News Weekly, April 2016

Orthopaedics and Outpatient Facilities: Surgeon Said the Combination Works

Surgical Products, March 2016