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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

140 Ratings

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

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

4.6 out of 5

140 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.

Liu A, Powers AK, Whigham AS, Whitlow CT, Shetty AK. A child with fever and swelling of the forehead. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(8):803-805.

Kuhn EN, Muthigi A, Frino J, Powers AK. The use of dual growing rods to correct spinal deformity secondary to a low-grade spinal cord astrocytoma. J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(10):1-4.

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, Morris PP, Wilson JA. Occult dural arteriovenous fistula causing rapidly progressive conus medullaris syndrome and paraplegia after lumbar microdiscectomy. Spine J. 2009;9(9):e8-e12.

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

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

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.140 Ratings


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My last visit w/ Dr. Powers was very rushed and we still have never had him tell me my limitations, therefore, I have done things that caused a great deal of pain. My husband and myself are a little upset that he released me on our last visit with no explanation of what the did during my 2 surgeries I've had by him! I've had to have multiple orthopedic surgeries in the past and never experienced this degree of "see ya" prn. It really hurt both mr husband & myself. I still have the utmost good feeling with surgical skills, but absolutely NO BED SIDE SKILLS.


Care has deteriorated; my trust in *Dr. Powers has deteriorated.


Wait time absurd, provider friendly, nice and upbeat.


I feel confident in Alex Powers and his staff


I could not be more pleased with the care Dr Powers has given me. He is a great Dr.


Dr Powers and staff are AMAZING! We are blessed to have them!!


Dr Powers was all one could ask for. I appreciate the young doctors as medical practice is getting more complicated all the time and there are easier ways to make a living. ..


Dr. Powers gave me my life back. I have suffered for years with back pain and my day to day life activities were not feasible for me to do. With his excellent surgical skills, I am 100% better than I was prior to my surgery. I am eternally grateful for him. He is a superior surgeon with excellent communication skills. Very talented surgeon. I have all the faith in the world in his capabilities.


*Dr. Powers cares about his patients. He makes sure we understand everything and always answers questions before we leave. He is an excellent dr.


Dr. Powers communicates very well, listens, and is emphatic.


Dr. Powers has always been very thorough & courteous. This was a follow-up & he decided I do not need to see him again unless my Neurologist, Dr. Sweeney or Dr. Kapural, feel he needs to be made aware of.


Dr. Powers is an amazingly kind and skilled physician. I am so very thankful that he was willing to help me. He has been such a blessing in my life.


Doctor had no clue as to what had been going on, etc. No PT ordered! No info about what to expect in months to come.


Dr Powers has been awesome! I am so thankful for all he has done, I wouldn't have recovered and "bounced back" nearly as quick as I did without him, I can't ever thank him enough!


Love Dr. Powers


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