Alexander K. Powers, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

131 Ratings

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Sports-related Brain and Spine Injuries, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Neurosurgery (pediatric), Spinal Oncology in Children and Adults, Cerebral Palsy - Surgical Treatment, Spine Surgery

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

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Education & Training

  • M.D., University of South Florida , 2002
  • Bachelors Degree, Furman University , 2006
  • Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 2003
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2007
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2008


  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

NPI Number

  • 1134397714
Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

131 Ratings

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

Lillie EM, Urban JE, Weaver AA, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Estimation of skull table thickness with clinical CT and validation with microCT. J Anat. 2015;226(1):73-80.

Strowd RE, Powers AK, Beaty MW, Ellis TL. Intracranial pseudolymphoma presenting with grand mal seizures. J Clin Neurosci. 2014;21(5):874-876.

White NA, Moreno DP, Brown PJ, Gayzik FS, Hsu W, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Effects of cervical arthrodesis and arthroplasty on neck response during a simulated frontal automobile collision. Spine J. 2014;14(9):2195-2207.

Davenport EM, Whitlow CT, Urban JE, Espeland MA, Jung Y, Rosenbaum DA, Gioia G, Powers AK, Stitzel JD, Maldjian JA. Abnormal white matter integrity related to head impact exposure in a season of high school varsity football. J Neurotrauma. 2014;31(19):1617-1624.

Powers AK, Lenke LG, Luhmann SJ. Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis In: Lovell WW, Weinstein SL, Flynn JM, eds. Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2014: 791-820.

Stitzel J, Urban J, Davenport E, Maldjian J, Whitlow C, Powers A. Development of a risk weighted cumulative exposure metric for the analysis of head impact data [abstract]. Brain Inj. 2014;28(5-6):802.

Powers AK, Neal MT, Argenta LC, Wilson JA, DeFranzo AJ, Tatter SB. Vacuum-assisted closure for complex cranial wounds involving the loss of dura mater. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(2):302-308.

Kwatra S, Powers A, Atala A, Yosipovitch G, Kaushik S, McLean T. Successful treatment of ulcerated infantile hemangioma associated with PELVIS syndrome using oral propanolol [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;68(4 Suppl 1):AB178.

Cobb BR, Urban JE, Davenport EM, Rowson S, Duma SM, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Head impact exposure in youth football: elementary school ages 9-12 years and the effect of practice structure. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013;41(12):2463-2473.

Kaushik SB, Kwatra SG, McLean TW, Powers A, Atala AJ, Yosipovitch G. Segmental ulcerated perineal hemangioma of infancy: a complex case of PELVIS syndrome successfully treated using a multidisciplinary approach. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013;30(6):E257-E258.

Urban JE, Davenport EM, Golman AJ, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Head impact exposure in youth football: high school ages 14 to 18 years and cumulative impact analysis. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013;41(12):2474-2487.

Strowd RE, Geer C, Powers A, Abou-Zeid N. A unique presentation of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula exacerbated by steroids. J Clin Neurosci. 2012;19(3):466-468.

Neal MT, Wilson JL, Hsu W, Powers AK. Concussions: what a neurosurgeon should know about current scientific evidence and management strategies. Surg Neurol Int. 2012;3():16.

Ciliberto MA, Limbrick D, Powers A, Titus JB, Munro R, Smyth MD. Palliative hemispherotomy in children with bilateral seizure onset. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012;9(4):381-388.

Urban JE, Whitlow CT, Edgerton CA, Powers AK, Maldjian JA, Stitzel JD. Motor vehicle crash-related subdural hematoma from real-world head impact data. J Neurotrauma. 2012;29(18):2774-2781.

Yarbrough CK, Powers AK, Park TS, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD. Patients with Chiari malformation Type I presenting with acute neurological deficits: case series. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011;7(3):244-247.

Jalillian L, Limbrick DD Jr, Steger-May K, Johnston J, Powers AK, Smyth MD. Complete versus anterior two-thirds corpus callosotomy in children: analysis of outcome. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010;6(3):257-266.

Stevens EA, Marsh R, Wilson JA, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr, Powers AK. A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome. Spine J. 2010;10(10):874-880.

Pollock JM, Powers AK, Stevens EA, Sanghvi AN, Wilson JA, Morris PP. Ruptured anterior spinal artery aneurysm: a case report. J Neuroimaging. 2009;19(3):277-279.

Stevens EA, Powers AK, Branch CL Jr. The role of surgery in traumatic central cord syndrome. Neurosurg Q. 2009;19(4):222-227.

Limbrick DD, Narayan P, Powers AK, Ojemann JG, Park TS, Bertrand M, Smyth MD. Hemispherotomy: efficacy and analysis of seizure recurrence. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009;4(4):323-332.

Stevens EA, Powers AK, Sweasey TA, Tatter SB, Ojemann RG. Simplified harvest of autologous pericranium for duraplasty in Chiari malformation Type I. Technical note. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009;11(1):80-83.

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Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Sports-related Brain and Spine Injuries, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Neurosurgery (pediatric), Spinal Oncology in Children and Adults, Cerebral Palsy - Surgical Treatment, Spine Surgery
Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.131 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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All good.




very concerned an informative with all questions an answers


I realize I have answered (almost) every question with a "5". I have nothing but praise in the way and manner Dr. Powers handled my surgery and the care afterwards. He gave me confidence from the time of my first office visit - in the summer of 2011. I had gone to about 8 doctors in Greensboro and Duke Medical Center and found no doctor that seemed to give me the warmth and encouragement that "he" could help me and I would be alright. I remember him saying that "this (surgery) is all we do". Again. nothing but praise for Dr. Alexander Powers and the entire staff (from housekeeping, nursing and the surgical team) for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Hospital in Winston Salem NC.


Good & very pleasant.


Dr Powers is not easy to talk to and often seems rushed. However, he is an outstanding doctor and a provider that I trust and would recommend to anyone.


The best ever!


I think Dr. Powers likes to do surgery, but would rather not do any of the follow-up care. he is a nice guy, but not interested in the follow-up care.


As far as I am concerned, Dr. Alex Powers is the most skilled neurosurgeon available in our area.


caregiver best I ever had


Always leave office knowing I have the best doctor possible. Always concerned about my condition and knowing the best procedures for me. Have complete confidence in my doctor.


Very good experience overall.

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