Alexandra Below




I was born and raised on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio in a family that bleeds Spartan green and white. I attended the University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate degree, majoring in biology and French, while meeting my now husband along the way. My first year following college I lived in Paris, France where I completed a Master's thesis on the portrayal of physicians in contemporary French cinema (and ate a lot of really good food in the process!). Ready to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor, I returned to the States to study osteopathic medicine at Michigan State University. 


Cleveland, OH

Why did you choose to become part of Michigan State University Neurology?

I was familiar with many of the attendings from my time as a MSUCOM student. Their passion for teaching and excitement about neurology were inspiring. When I auditioned at Sparrow, I found it to be an extremely welcoming environment. I also recognized that the diversity of patients and pathologies I would see at Sparrow would lead me to become a confident neurologist. 

If you were not a doctor, what would you have chosen as your career?

Professional dancer or travel blogger

Extracurricular Interests and Activities:

Cheering on the Spartans, Notre Dame Fighting Irish or any Cleveland professional sports team

Ballet and ballroom dancing 


Education and Professional Positions: 
B.S. Biological Sciences and French Language, University of Notre Dame (2014)
M.A. French Language and Civilization, New York University Paris (2015)
D.O. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2019)
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Research Interests
Research Interests: 

Movement, Neuromuscular/EMG

Selected Presentations: 
Below A, Warra N. The Treatable Copycat: Distinguishing Multifocal Motor Neuropathy from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Poster session presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring Scientific Convention; 2018 May 17 - 20; Southfield, MI.

Contact Info.

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Room: A217
East Lansing
Office Phone: (517) 432-9277
Clinic Phone: (517) 353-8122

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