Alexander Brand, MD, FAAP
Board Certified Pediatrician
+ Joined the practice in 2001
+ Resides in Slingerlands, New York
+ City, State of Birth: New York, New York
+ Raised in: Marblehead, Massachusetts
+ Married to Jessica
+ Two daughters
+ Spending Time with My Family
+ Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
+ Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
+ Sunday On Call
About Dr. Brand
As a child growing up in Massachusetts, I was positively influenced by my own pediatrician who cared deeply about his patients.
He made office visits fun for me, was a resource of valuable information and it was apparent he truly loved his career.
At a young age, I thought about a medical career. I worked part-time in high school and college at a physical rehabilitation center and suburban hospital to learn about the medical field. I provided basic assistance and skilled care to patients, performed EKGs, drew blood for lab tests and changed dressings. I also shadowed physicians to gain better insight into the care they provided and to examine their role in the health care system. During this process, I learned that I had an empathetic personality and that I enjoyed taking care of patients.
At Tufts University, I studied engineering and premedical sciences and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. I received my MD degree from Albany Medical College and completed my Pediatric Residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital. I feel fortunate to have chosen to become a pediatrician. I have been privileged to care for many wonderful children, adolescents and their families, and I am pleased to be entrusted with their care.
As much as I love being a pediatrician, my other true calling is as a husband and father. My wife and I have been married since 1998 and have two daughters. I cherish the time I spend with my family.
+ Albany Medical Center Hospital, Pediatric, Residency Program 2001
+ Albany Medical College, MD 1998
+ Tufts University, BS in Electrical Engineering 1992
+ Board Certified
+ Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
+ Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
+ Department of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor since January 2023
+ Capital District Pediatric Society: President, 2016-2017
+ American Medical Association
+ New York State Medical Society
+ Utilization Management Committee, Capital District Physician’s Health Plan: Member since 2014
+ Albany Medical Center Hospital Newborn Nursery Quality Improvement Team: Past Member
+ Recipient 2011 – 2012 Martha Lepow Pediatric Service Award