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Alexander K. Powers, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

NPI Number

  • 1134397714
Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Pediatrics

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

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
Pediatrics

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.5
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.6
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Time CP spent with patient
4.3
Wait time at clinic
3.8



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.

11/4/2014

Good & very pleasant.

10/9/2014

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.

8/3/2014

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

7/25/2014

caregiver best I ever had

5/23/2014

Dr. Powers told us that he would send a message to my pain doctor concerning some type of change/increase in pain medication. I never heard any more from Dr. Powers or my pain doctor's office.

5/20/2014

He gave me his card if I decided to have surgery and would not discuss what I wanted to discuss about different ways to go into my neck; front or back. He said how he would do it and that was it and if I wanted it, call him.

3/20/2014

great doctor

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