Allyson Alexander, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery-Peds

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine (2008)
Graduate Schools :
  • MS, Stanford University (1999)
  • PhD, University of California, Irvine (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Stanford University (CA) (1999)
Internship:
  • Stanford University Program (2009)
Residency:
  • Stanford University Program, Chief Resident, Neurosurgery (2015)
Fellowships:
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Program, Neurosurgery (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Neurosurgery-Peds

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

I study basic mechanisms of how epilepsy develops using human and mouse models.

Teaching

  • Attending Physician (2017)
    School of Medicine, Neurosurgery
    Pediatric Neurosurgery: epilepsy, craniosynostosis, traumatic brain injury

Publications

  • Nagahama Y, Alexander AL, O'Neill BR. Intracranial pressure monitoring during stereoelectroencephalography implantation: a technical note. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2022 Jan 21;:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35061987
  • Perry MS, Shandley S, Perelman M, Singh RK, Wong-Kisiel L, Sullivan J, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Romanowski EF, McNamara NA, Marashly A, Ostendorf AP, Alexander A, Eschbach K, Bolton J, Wolf S, McGoldrick P, Depositario-Cabacar DF, Ciliberto MA, Gedela S, Sannagowdara K, Karia S, Shrey DW, Tatachar P, Nangia S, Grinspan Z, Reddy SB, Shital P, Coryell J. Surgical evaluation in children <3 years of age with drug-resistant epilepsy: Patient characteristics, diagnostic utilization, and potential for treatment delays. Epilepsia. 2022 Jan;63(1):96-107. PubMed PMID: 34778945
  • Guglielmi G, Eschbach KL, Alexander AL. Smaller Knife, Fewer Seizures? Recent Advances in Minimally Invasive Techniques in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2021 Oct;39:100913. PubMed PMID: 34620456
  • Nagahama Y, Zervos TM, Murata KK, Holman L, Karsonovich T, Parker JJ, Chen JS, Phillips HW, Fajardo M, Nariai H, Hussain SA, Porter BE, Grant GA, Ragheb J, Wang S, O'Neill BR, Alexander AL, Bollo RJ, Fallah A. Real-World Preliminary Experience With Responsive Neurostimulation in Pediatric Epilepsy: A Multicenter Retrospective Observational Study. Neurosurgery. 2021 Nov 18;89(6):997-1004. PubMed PMID: 34528103
  • Flores CA, French BM, Alexander AL, Graber S, Wittenberg B, Poppleton K, Wilkinson CC. Vascularized Pericranial Flap as a Method to Prevent Persistent Skull Defects After Craniectomy for Sagittal Synostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2021 Nov-Dec 01;32(8):2744-2748. PubMed PMID: 34238877
  • Talai A, Eschbach K, Stence NV, Palmer C, Bird W, Alexander A, O'Neill BR, Chapman KE, Joshi C. Comparison of subdural grid and stereoelectroencephalography in a cohort of pediatric patients. Epilepsy Res. 2021 Nov;177:106758. PubMed PMID: 34530304
  • Andrews M, Allen G, Alexander A, French B, Wilkinson C, Mason A. Evolution of a Virtual Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Team Clinic During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Children's Hospital Colorado Experience. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 May;58(5):653-657. PubMed PMID: 33356504
  • Cea-Del Rio CA, Nunez-Parra A, Freedman SM, Kushner JK, Alexander AL, Restrepo D, Huntsman MM. Disrupted inhibitory plasticity and homeostasis in Fragile X syndrome. Neurobiol Dis. 2020 Aug;142:104959. PubMed PMID: 32512151
  • Karsonovich T, Alexander A, Graber S, O'Neill BR. Placement of leads for stereotactic electroencephalography without the use of anchor bolts: technical note. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Dec 18:1-6. doi: 10.3171/2020.7.PEDS20403. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33338995
  • Maureen Andrews, Greg Allen, Allyson Alexander, Brooke French, Corbett Wilkinson, Aaron Mason. Evolution of a Virtual Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Team Clinic During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Children's Hospital Colorado Experience. Cleft Palate Craniofac J . 2020 Dec 28;1055665620961904. doi: 10.1177/1055665620961904. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33356504
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Neurosurgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
surgical treatment of epilepsy; craniosynostosis; hydrocephalus and shunts; Chiari malformations; tethered cords; general pediatric neurosurgery

Care Philosophy
Providing compassionate surgical care to children with neurosurgical conditions before, during, and after surgery.

Personal Interests
I spend my free time with my husband and two daughters exploring the city, finding the best playgrounds, cooking and baking, and traveling.

Public Speaking
Yes
Epilepsy research; traumatic brain injury; childhood brain tumors

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine (2008)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Stanford University (1999)
  • PhD, University of California, Irvine (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Stanford University (CA) (1999)
Internships:
  • Stanford University Program (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • Stanford University Program, Chief Resident, Neurosurgery (2015)
Fellowships:
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Program, Neurosurgery (2017)
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Languages: English
Department: Neurosurgery-Peds
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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