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.
Chris grew up in Houston, Texas. He received a B.A. majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology - Immunology at the University of California, Berkeley. He continued his interest into immunology and worked as a research associate at the UCSF - Core Immunology Laboratory with a focus into HIV and its effects on the immune system. He later received his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Recently, Chris has completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Utah and is continuing his training here to pursue his interest in autoimmune diseases.
When he's not practicing rheumatology, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife hiking, backpacking, and fly-fishing throughout the nearby national parks and Wasatch/Uinta mountain ranges. During the beautiful winters, he loves to carve up the mountains with his snowboard, and afterwards he'll warm up with a movie featured by the local Sundance film festival. He also enjoys jazz music and playing board games.
Vivianne grew up in Littleton, Colorado. After college, she returned home for medical school at the University of Colorado where she encountered rheumatology for the first time and met her husband, Justin. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief year at Indiana University.
Vivianne's academic interests include medical education and caring for underserved populations. In her free time, Vivianne enjoys jogging with her border collie, playing piano, and most recently exploring Utah.