Meet Our Team

The Brenner pediatric neurosurgery program is the leading pediatric neurosurgery unit in western North Carolina. Our specially trained pediatric neurosurgeons, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals provide exceptional care for pediatric patients and work closely with our patients’ primary and specialist physicians to ensure comprehensive care.  


Alexander Powers, MD

Daniel E. Couture, MD


Led by Drs. Alexander Powers and Daniel E. Couture, the Brenner pediatric neurosurgery program’s experienced health care professionals are recognized as leaders in their field. We help our patients get better by providing leading-edge treatment using the latest in technology and medical advancements.

Pediatric Neurosurgeons 

Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


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