Alexis Markey McKee, MD

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 joins the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research as an inpatient diabetes hospitalist. She looks forward to expanding the inpatient diabetes consult service, educating all levels of learners on inpatient diabetes protocols, and instituting novel approaches to inpatient diabetes management including continuous glucose monitoring, 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.