Alex Gifford M.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Gifford received his Doctor of Medicine in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2006. He stayed on another year as Chief Resident in Medicine during which he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society at Dartmouth. He then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine between 2007 and 2010, also at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He joined the faculty of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in 2010 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He began his research into understanding the clinical and microbiologic ramifications of abnormal iron homeostasis in CF in collaboration with investigators from the Dartmouth Lung Biology Center and regional clinician-scientists. He was chosen as one of the 2014 Dartmouth SYNERGY Mentored Clinical Scholars. He was the recipient of a CF Foundation PACE Award in 2016, and he was selected to be a CF Foundation Clinical Research Scholars Program participant in 2017. His other research efforts have focused on facilitating coproduction of healthcare and quality improvement in CF. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He serves as the interim Adult Program Director at the New Hampshire CF Center.