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Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS

  • Director, Neurovascular Center
  • Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS, is the Director of the multidisciplinary Cedars-Sinai Neurovascular Center involving microsurgery, endovascular therapy, stroke neurology, stereotactic radiosurgery, as well as genetics and epidemiologic studies.

Dr. Alexander is a highly experienced neurosurgeon, board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, with subspecialty expertise in endovascular neurosurgery, as well as vascular and skull base neurosurgery. Dr. Alexander has built a world-class Neurovascular Center at Duke University as the director of the center, and has become one of the busiest endovascular neurosurgeons in the country.

He has an esteemed international reputation, giving invited lectures in Europe, Asia, and across North America regarding his clinical expertise in the treatment of complex aneurysms by minimally invasive techniques, carotid and intracranial artery angioplasty and stenting for the prevention of stroke, and simulator training for endovascular neurosurgery.

Member: Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (Executive Committee member)

  • Named as one of America's Top Surgeons in Neurosurgery  by the Consumers' Research Council of America in 2007 and 2009

Author:  Pediatric Neurovascular Disease: Surgical, Endovascular and Medical Management

  • Medical Degree:  Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Residency: University of California, Los Angeles  (UCLA) (neurosurgery)
  • Fellowship:  Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ (neurovascular and skull base surgery)
  • Fellowship:  UCLA (interventional neuroradiology)

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