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Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

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Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Alexander K. Powers, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Pediatrics

Biomedical Engineering

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Contact Information

  • Department: 336-716-4081

  • Fax: 336-716-3065

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo

  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

  • NPI: 1134397714

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

Education & Training

  • M.D.

    2002 - University of South Florida

  • Bachelors Degree

    2006 - Furman University

  • Internship

    2003 - Orthopaedic Surgery: Carolinas Medical Center

  • Residency

    2007 - Neurosurgery: North Carolina Baptist Hospita

  • Residency

    2008 - Neurosurgery: North Carolina Baptist Hospita

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

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Research Contact Information

  • Department: 336-716-4081

  • Fax: 336-716-3065

Research Interests

  • Craniocerebral Trauma, Dura Mater, Postoperative Complications, Neurosurgical Procedures, Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

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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