Alan Perry Xenakis, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H., M.S. – “Doc X”
Department of Humanities in Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center
8447 State Highway 47
Health Professions Education Building
Bryan, Texas 77807
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Dr. Xenakis, known as “Doc X,” has recently become Contributor/ Medical Editor, CBS-TV affiliate KBTX-TV, Bryan/College Station where his health programs and news features are regularly seen on the “Brazos Valley in the Morning Show,” 5 PM, and 10 PM newscasts (email: DocX@KBTX.com). Doc X is also a regular feature contributor to "Moms Everyday" on KBTX-TV and CW Texas.
Doc X is also featured on www.KBTX.com with health tips for the “Heart Truth Campaign”. In addition, Doc X has several highly popular blogs including “Doc X Marks the Spot,”, “Funny Feelings MD”, "eXpress with Doc X", "News You Can Use" and "Put Yourself in My Shoes". These blogs encourage lively discussions on a diversity of topics ranging from body sensations we don't understand to timely and impactful financial, legal, ethical, leadership, and professional issues in health care, entertainment, sports, media, and corporate America.
Doc X is Professor, Department of Humanities in Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and College of Medicine. He also holds Joint Professor Appointments at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s College of Nursing, and its School of Rural Public Health’s, Department Environmental and Occupational Health. Doc X is also a member Professor in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station and serves as a doctoral theses advisor and mentor for students seeking advanced degrees in the health professions or related fields. Administratively, Doc X is Director, MD/MPH Program and Coordinator, Inter-professional Humanities, Ethics, and Leadership for all Health Science Center Academic Colleges. He sits on numerous service committees including College of Medicine admissions.
Doc X has been associated with the “2010-2011 Heart Truth Campaign” at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum from its inception as its Master of Ceremonies and Public Health spokesperson. The Heart Truth Campaign is a combined effort between The Texas A&M Health Science Center, KBTX, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum to help women and men become educated about heart disease and its associated conditions in women (http://www.kbtx.com/hearttruth).
Doc X earned a B.S., Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, a Master of Science degree in Health Dynamics and Kinesiology, Boston University, dual doctorates, in Medicine and Science from Boston University. Doc X also holds a Master of Public Health Degree from Harvard University. He is an Emmy Award winner and thirteen time Emmy nominee. Doc X has hosted nationally syndicated major market radio programs and produced, hosted and moderated more than 6000 major market network television programs for CBS, ABC and PBS television.
Doc X has authored three books, including “Why Doesn’t My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh,” reviewed by the Wall Street Journal as a recommended consumer health book of the decade. Doc X has been a member of academic and professional committees on transformational leadership, health care communication, marketing and education for corporations, professional medical associations, and governmental agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He lectures, writes, and researches on leadership, the impact of movies, television, radio, and the social web on medical professionalism, ethics, compliance, student and consumer education, health care system reform, and multidisciplinary and inter-professional development. He has delivered grand rounds and consultations to internal medicine, pediatric and psychiatry faculty. Doc X has also been invited and has completed two executive courses in instructor development on transformational leadership. Doc X completed this certificate course work at the Texas A&M Mays Business School and The Center for Moral and Character Development, United States Air Force Academy. Most recently Doc X moderated the First Annual Leadership Summit held in cooperation with Texas A&M Health Science Center, Scott & White Healthcare and the William R. Courtney Fund. The Summit included senior executives and scholars from the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente Federation, the Medical Education Training Center, Fort Sam Houston, Harvard Business School, and the United States Air Force Academy.
Accompanying his numerous teaching responsibilities in core, selective and directed study teaching that include facilitating clinical block learning, basic surgical skills ethics, communications, leadership, and professionalism. Doc X is and has been involved as a co-investigator in the writing of grant proposals in undergraduate and graduate inter-professional healthcare learning, teaching, leadership and professionalism. Doc X contributes regularly to a nationally syndicated radio program aired on more than 170 stations. In 2009, Doc X was appointed as the State of Texas’ first county Public Health Director (Leon County). Prior to his “on-air” role at KBTX, Doc X was co-host of a weekly radio talk health/fitness program on #1 Arbitron rated KTCK-AM and KTDK-FM, Dallas, Fort Worth Texas.