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Alex Karev is played by Justin Chambers

Occupation/Position: Resident


Strengths:Loves his wife Izzie, Honest, steady hand and tells it like it is.


Weaknesses: Not punctual, mouthy


Likes: Nurses, Joe's bar, college wrestling


Dislikes: Lying to patients, not getting enough OR time and running "McSteamy's" errands

Education: He has a MD from Iowa

Medical Specialty:
Leaning toward neonatal/obstetrics after spending so much time with Dr. Addison Montgomery.

Alex Karev
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Family members:
Aaron - Brother
Amber - Sister

Romance(s): Izzie Stevens(Wife)Lexie Grey, Ava/Rebecca, Nurse Olivia, Addison Montgomery, Lucy Fields


Friends: Cristina Yang, Derek Shepherd, Meredith Grey, George O'Malley, Izzie Stevens


Enemies:


Character Backstory
Season 1
  • Alex called Meredith a nurse
  • Alex misdiagnosed a post op patient
  • Gets reassigned as Bailey's intern
  • Discovers Izzie's modelling magazine and photocopies and hang pictures up in the interns locker room
  • Gets punched by O'Malley, after George finds out Alex was the one who gave him syphilis
  • Gets taken off a tumor case after the patient listens to him being very insensitive
Season 2
  • Loses his nerve, during a blackout, while stuck in an elevator and O'Malley operates instead of Alex
  • Takes Izzie out on a date and didn't kiss her good night
  • Izzie finds him in an On-Call room with Nurse Olivia
  • He failed his board exam, and Meredith, Cristina and George help him study, Izzie helps Alex study after she calms down because Alex cheated on her with Olivia.
Season 3
  • He is a flirting guy. Most people think that he is a jerk, but he can be nice if you know him. He is known to tell the truth which is not always a good thing. He has a soft spot for Addison, but his emotions are growing with the patient he rescued from the ferry accident.
  • He then fell for Jane Doe but when she got her memory back and her husband returned she asked him to give her a reason to stay. He told her she should go but then later changed his mind but it was to late, she had already left.

Season 4
  • He moves into Meredith's house, which could complicate things with Izzie. Are there still feelings there?
Season 5
  • When Alex and Izzie Get Married on Derek and Meredith's Wedding Day.
  • Alex and the other doctors decide not to follow the the DNR Izzie signed before her surgery.
Season 6
  • Alex gets angry with Izzie when she tells him she misses George
  • Alex and Izzie separate after Izzie gets fired and blames Alex for getting her fired
  • Alex sleeps with Lexie after she breaks-up with Mark
  • Alex and Lexie start having a full on relationship with feelings
  • Aaron Alex's brother comes into town for a visit and a much needed operation
  • Alex signs the divorce papers
  • Alex gets shot in the chest
  • Calls out for Izzie while he was suffering from his gunshot wound
Season 7
  • He ends his relationship with Lexie by ignoring her PTSD in the pit.
  • Has the bullet in his chest
  • Won't take the elevator since the shooting
  • Bailey forces Alex to get the bullet removed and she procedes to operate.
  • Starts a relationship with Dr Lucy Fields.
  • Brings in African children over to the States to get pro bono surgeries
  • Arizona tells him he would make a great doctor in Africa, he decides not to apply and Lucy takes the job behind Alex's back which makes him very angry.
  • He bullies a patient into donating her money, which helps this project
  • He rats out Meredith to Owen when he was drunk.
Season 8
  • Because he ratted Meredith out, Owen gives Chief Resident to April instead of Alex. Owen tells Alex the residents wouldn't trust him or confide in him after what he did to Meredith a fellow resident.
  • Got punched up by Cristina, after Meredith gets fired.
  • He rescues a little boy, when a sink hole appears in Seattle.
  • Alex discovers he suffers from a heart erythema, after Cristina accidentally shots him up with an epi, which stops Alex's heart.
  • He helps cover for Meredith, after she takes Zola from daycare.
  • Alex and Meredith head out to rescue a preemie baby at a neighbouring clinic.
  • On their way back it appears they were involved in an accident.





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Greatest Moments
When he kissed Izzie in the bar.
When he comforted Izzie after Denny.
When he told Addison no to going to her hotel.
When him and Izzie get married on Derek and Meredith's wedding day.





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See Also: Miranda Bailey | Lexie Grey | Meredith Grey | Erica Hahn | George O'Malley | Derek Shepherd | Mark Sloan | Izzie Stevens | Callie Torres | Richard Webber | Cristina Yang | Recurring Characters | Former Characters |





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