Alexa Meara, MD, is a 2008 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. In 2011 she completed her internal medicine training at East Carolina University (ECU) at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, then spent two more years at ECU, first as chief resident in internal medicine, then as the associate training program director for internal medicine. She pursued further training in rheumatology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, completing a four-year clinical and research fellowship there in 2015. Dr. Meara is currently an assistant professor of immunology and rheumatology at OSU. She maintains a multidisciplinary vasculitis clinic and supervises a longitudinal registry of lupus nephritis and vasculitis patients. Her clinical research is in improving patient–physician communication. She is involved in the medical school and the Lead-Serve-Inspire (LSI) curriculum and serves on the medical school admissions committee; she also teaches multiple aspects of the Part One curriculum. Her interests in medical-education research include remediation and work with struggling learners.