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

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4.6 out of 5

158 Ratings
16 Comments
 

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

NPI Number

  • 1134397714
Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

158 Ratings
16 Comments
 

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Pediatrics
Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Craniocerebral Trauma; Dura Mater; Postoperative Complications; Neurosurgical Procedures; Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

Abnormalities in diffusional kurtosis metrics related to head impact exposure in a season of high school varsity football. Davenport EM, Apkarian K, Whitlow CT, Urban JE, Jensen JH, Szuch E, Espeland MA, Jung Y, Rosenbaum DA, Gioia G, Powers AK, Stitzel JD, Maldjian JA.. J Neurotrauma. 2016;():.

Subconcussive impact exposure and computational modelling of the brain using an atlas-based biomechanical finite element model [abstract]. Stitzel JD, Urban JE, Miller LE, Kelley ME, Jones DA, Davenport EM, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA, Powers AK.. Brain Inj. 2016;30(5-6):809-810.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. Powers AK, Lenke LG, Luhmann SJ. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simplified harvest of autologous pericranium for duraplasty in Chiari malformation Type I. Technical note. Stevens EA, Powers AK, Sweasey TA, Tatter SB, Ojemann RG.. 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
Pediatrics
Biomedical Engineering

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.158 Ratings
16 Comments


 

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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.5
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.6
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.4
Wait time at clinic
4.3



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

4/27/2016

Excellent experience! 8. Lots of time! 9. *Dr. Powers is tops! 10. Already have!

4/24/2016

Good

4/22/2016

*Dr. Powers is caring, kind, thoughtful, and patient.

4/20/2016

This Doctor is the best.

4/13/2016

Good.

4/11/2016

Dr. Powers is a saint. And I mean that. If people can be canonized by tearing their cloaks, or slaying dragons, then people who could have done just as well in investment banking (shorter hours, higher pay) should be able to be canonized too. Next time I speak to the Pope, I'll mention this.

3/8/2016

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.

3/3/2016

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

3/1/2016

Wait time absurd, provider friendly, nice and upbeat.

2/26/2016

I feel confident in Alex Powers and his staff

1/1/2016

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

12/21/2015

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

10/27/2015

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. ..

9/16/2015

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.

9/2/2015

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

8/30/2015

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

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