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Dr. Alexander was born and raised in India where she went to medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. She worked in underserved areas in India before pursuing her Internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. She enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with her husband.

Sonia grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. She received her medical degree from Manipal College of Medical Sciences. She also completed her Dermatology, Venerology, Leprosy residency from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University. During her dermatology training she was exposed to patients with connective tissue disorder where she was awestruck by the entire spectrum of rheumatological diseases and decided to  pursue her career as a Rheumatologist. She then came to USA and worked as a research coordinator at University of Louisville for a year and completed Internal Medicine residency from Creighton University. Her husband was trained at University of Utah during which her love for Utah blossomed and always knew she wanted to train here. Sonia enjoys Pilates and aims to travel all the  63 national parks of USA.

Denis was born and raised in Kazakhstan near the beautiful Altai mountains. In pursuit of the best medical education possible, he moved to Saint Petersburg and finished with distinction in the medical school at the oldest university in Russia - Saint Petersburg State University. Driven by the desire to see the world and learn different approaches in medicine he then completed his internal medicine residency at a busy Chicago hospital. While studying medicine Denis fell in love with both his future wife and Rheumatology.

Denis and his wife Anna love to spend time outdoors. So far they have visited 12 National parks with plans to visit all 63 in the near future.


Megan Meier, MD

Co-Chief Fellow

Megan was raised in Chicago, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Loyola University. Before entering medical school at the University of Illinois, she spent a year working as a research assistant; she also coordinated medical clinics in rural Honduras, Panama and Ghana. Despite her love for Chicago, she was drawn to the mountains of Utah and completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Utah. Megan enjoys all things food, whether she’s experimenting in the kitchen (to her family’s dismay), or trying every new restaurant that pops up in SLC. She also likes to ski, camp, brunch with friends, and spend quality time with her husband and cat.


Taylor Nelson, MD

Co-Chief Fellow

Taylor was born and raised in Delta, UT. He completed his undergraduate degree at Weber State University where he studied Botany. He then went to medical school at Creighton University where he spent his first two years in Omaha, NE and his clinical years in Phoenix, AZ at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He and his family then moved back to Utah where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Taylor enjoys doing all things outdoors with his wife and children.