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

  • 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

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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