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

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4.7 out of 5

158 Ratings
12 Comments
 

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Associate 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, NC Baptist Hospital, 2007
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Memberships

  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge
  • Florida Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1134397714
Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

158 Ratings
12 Comments
 

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Research Interests

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

Academic: 336-716-4083 | Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

A call for consistent radiographic definition of lumbar lordosis. Frenkel MB, Frey CD, Renfrow JJ, Wolfe SQ, Powers AK, Branch CL Jr.. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018;():.

Single season changes in resting state network power and the connectivity between regions distinguish head impact exposure level in high school and youth football players [abstract]. Murugesan G, Saghafi B, Davenport E, Wagner B, Urban J, Kelley M, Jones D, Powers A, Whitlow C, Stitzel J, Maldjian J, Montillo A.. Prog Biomed Opt Imaging. 2018;10575():105750F.

Quantifying the association between white matter integrity changes and subconcussive head impact exposure from a single season of youth and high school football using 3D convolutional neural networks [abstract]. Saghafi B, Murugesan G, Davenport E, Wagner B, Urban J, Kelley M, Jones D, Powers A, Whitlow C, Stitzel J, Maldjian J, Montillo A.. Prog Biomed Opt Imaging. 2018;10575():105750E.

Youth helmet design in sports with repetitive low- and medium-energy impacts: a systematic review. Kuhn EN, Miller JH, Feltman B, Powers AK, Sicking D, Johnston JM Jr.. Sports Eng. 2017;20(1):29-40.

Investigating the effects of repetitive head impact exposure in youth football using neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) [abstract]. Whitlow C, Bahrami N, Urban J, Davenport E, Jung Y, Espeland M, Powers A, Stitzel J, Maldjian J.. Brain Inj. 2017;31(6-7):984.

Head impact exposure measured in a single youth football team during practice drills. Kelley ME, Kane JM, Espeland MA, Miller LE, Powers AK, Stitzel JD, Urban JE.. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017;20(5):489-497.

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;33(23):2133-2146.

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.

Effects of cervical arthroplasty on neck response during a simulated rotary-wing aircraft impact. White NA, Danelson KA, Gayzik FS, Hsu W, Powers A, Stitzel JD.. Int J Crashworthiness. 2016;21(4):323-337.

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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Associate 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.

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.158 Ratings
12 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
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
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.

5/22/2018

i have no problems with them they are great.

5/21/2018

He was very busy on that day and was running a little behind but he wasn't in a rush when he came into the room. He took time to listen to and address our questions and concerns.

5/15/2018

would not let anyone but Dr Powers do my surgery

4/17/2018

Recommended Dr. Powers to another woman needing Neuro care.

4/12/2018

scheduled surgery

2/21/2018

Dr. Powers and his team are efficient, professional, and caring. Dr. Powers is the best neurosurgeon this man could have. If you knew how he repaired my back you would understand. I believe God sent me to the best He had and I got the best available. I have and will continue recommending Dr. Powers to anyone needing spine surgery.

2/18/2018

Dr. Powers is excellent.

2/13/2018

Dr Powers is the best of the best doctors. we love him

9/26/2017

Out of the several neuro-surgeons I have visited throughout the years, I was very impressed with *Dr. Powers and would consider him the most confident and reassuring of them all. If I have future operations, it would be very difficult to go to another surgeon.

9/26/2017

Very impressed as of this visit. if surgery goes this well, we will thankful to both him and the Lord.

7/31/2017

Dr. Powers is great! Very knowledgeable and personal which is very refreshing. He seems to genuinely care for his patients and their overall needs plus he is a good doctor!

7/18/2017

Dr. Powers is always very good. He spends time with us and listens to and answers any questions the patient or family has. He is never in a rush and cares about the patient as a whole

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