Alexis Markey McKee, MD, CDCES

Alexis Markey McKee, MD, CDCES

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. McKee grew up in the St. Louis area. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology from Tulane University followed by medical education at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her residency training at a combined Internal Medicine and Primary Care program at Rush University and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Following residency, she completed her fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Saint Louis University. After fellowship, she became a certificated diabetes care and education specialist and was the medical director of the Diabetes Clinic at Saint Louis University.

She joined the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research in December 2020. She focuses on inpatient glycemic management at Barnes Jewish Hospital to improve inpatient diabetes care. Her expertise extends to design and implementation of inpatient glycemic protocols, novel approaches to diabetes management in the hospital including continuous glucose monitoring and hybrid-closed loop devices and non-insulin therapies.

Research Interests

Dr. McKee’s research interests include innovative approaches to inpatient diabetes management, disparities in technology utilization and outcomes in type 1 diabetes, and novel therapies for type 2 diabetes.

She is also an EPIC physician builder with a keen interest in leveraging the electronic medical record as a clinical decision tool and modality to deploy population health initiatives.

She is the principal investigator of the T1D Exchange QI Collaborative for the Washington University in St. Louis site and also an advisor for the Diabetes Technology Interest Group for the American Diabetes Association.