About Dr. Alex Lechin

Dr. Alex Lechin of Houston, TX is a pulmonologist and founder and president of the Texas Institute of Chest & Sleep Disorders, established in 1994. Dr. Lechin built a long list of credentials and accomplishments over his career, spanning 30 years.

Education and Training

Dr. Lechin graduated from Southern Vermont College in the US with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. He subsequently returned to Venezuela, his native country, to receive his Doctor of Medicine from the Central University of Venezuela. He ranked eighth out of the 174 students in the program. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship specialized in  clinical pharmacology at the university’s Experimental Medicine Institute.

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Returning to the US in 1989, Dr. Alex Lechin became an intern for the Department of Internal Medicine at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital, a part of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. After a year of interning, he went on to complete a residency, focused on internal medicine, at East Tennessee State University. Afterwards, Dr. Lechin completed a clinical fellowship at Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine with Baylor College of Medicine.


Dr. Alex Lechin: Accomplishments

In 1990, Dr. Alex Lechin became the chief resident of internal medicine at J. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He was also a fellow representative to the Subspecialty Fellowship Committee of the Baylor College of Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Lechin was an instructor at the Emil Friedman School, the Central University of Venezuela, and the J. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. Other teaching appointments include assistant professor positions at the Experimental Medicine Institute in the Central University of Venezuela, the Department of Medicine in the Baylor College of Medicine, and the Department of  Clinical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy University of Houston.


Additional Work

Further to Dr. Alex Lechin’s education, training, and additional accomplishments, he also has many years of professional experience. In addition, he acted as director for hospitals including the Specialty Hospital of Houston, Memorial Hospital Southeast, IHS Hospital, East Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southeast, Park Manor Nursing Home, as well as several other hospitals throughout the area.

Dr. Lechin also worked as an emergency room and receiving clinic physician at the Mountain Home VA Hospital at East Tennessee State University. He was an attending physician for the City of Houston Tuberculosis and Chest Clinic in the Ben Taub Hospital. Further, he was a flight physician at the Methodist Hospital Aeromedical Service in Baylor College University.