Alex Hayek, MD at Animo Sano Psychiatry

A Warm Welcome to Alex Hayek, MD

Alex Hayek, MD

Animo Sano Psychiatry team is growing. We’re excited to welcome our new MD, Alex Hayek! We had the pleasure to talk with Alex about his life and experience and learn more about what motivated him to become a part of our team. Here’s Alex’s inspiring story.

1. What inspired you to pursue a career in mental healthcare and what brought you to Animo Sano Psychiatry?

Psychiatry represents the ideal fusion of science and art for me. The opportunity to build empathetic, trust-based patient-provider relationships filled with compassion and understanding is what gives my life profound meaning.

2. What motivates you?

My motivation stems from love and compassion—for my family, friends, clients, and humanity as a whole.

3. Tell us something about you that would surprise us?

I am the eldest of 10 siblings.

4. What words of wisdom do you live by?

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” 

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” 

5. Share a recent “proud moment.”

I had a memorable connection with a client when we performed “Vampire” on the piano together, with them singing along.

6. Share any volunteer or charity efforts you’re involved in

I’m actively involved with the Caleb White Project and NAMI, contributing to our community’s well being.

Animo Sano Psychiatry is open for patients in North Carolina. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
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