Alexis Light, MD is a OB/GYN physician with the VHC Physician Group. Originally from California, she attended Hampshire College, where she received a Bachelors in Liberal Arts. in 2006. Dr. Light received her Medical Degree and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University in 2014. In medical school, Dr. Light served as a research fellow at the University of California San Francisco, where she studied many different aspects of reproductive health and family planning. She also served as Chair on the National Gender and Sexuality Committee with the American Medical Student Association.
Dr. Light completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Georgetown University / Medstar Washington Hospital Center in 2018. After completing her residency, she worked for a private practice located at Virginia Hospital Center before joining the VHC Physician Group – OB/GYN in the fall of 2020. Dr. Light enjoys offering full spectrum obstetrics and gynecological care, including minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, in-office gynecological procedures, complex contraception and family planning, and adolescent gynecological care.
She has expertise in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender healthcare. She has published extensive research and lectured widely on gynecological needs, contraception use, and pregnancy in transgender men and gender non-binary individuals. She utilizes a trauma informed model of care and shared-decision making in caring for her patients. She has particular interest working with patients who have previously felt marginalized in healthcare settings. She follows WPATH guidelines in offering gender-affirming hormone management and gynecological surgeries to adults.
Dr. Light is a Fellow with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow in The Society of Family Planning. She is a member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). She is also an Assistant Professor in Clinical Education for the Department of Obstetrics in Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her wife and two young children, taking her dog to the park, swimming, knitting, gardening, and advocating for health equity.
She is currently accepting new patients in both the Arlington and Old Town offices.