Alexei Ku attended the University of Colorado and obtained a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He then attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. Alexei completed his internship in Emergency Medicine at OHSU and went on to complete his Diagnostic Radiology residency also at OHSU. He grew up outside Chicago and spends his time outdoors in the mountains or indoors writing, reading, and fighting monsters/casting spells with his son.