Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Allyson Alexander, MD, PhD

Neurological Surgery


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

surgical treatment of epilepsy; craniosynostosis; hydrocephalus and shunts; Chiari malformations; tethered cords; general pediatric neurosurgery

Care Philosophy

Providing compassionate surgical care to children with neurosurgical conditions before, during, and after surgery.


  • Neurological Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

  • Surgery


Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

I spend my free time with my husband and two daughters exploring the city, finding the best playgrounds, cooking and baking, and traveling.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine (2008)

Undergraduate Schools

BA/BS, Stanford University (CA) (1999)

Graduate Schools

MS, Stanford University (1999)

PhD, University of California, Irvine (2006)


Stanford University Program (2009)

Residency Program

Stanford University Program (2015)


Phoenix Children's Hospital Program (2017)

Research & Grants

Research Interests for Patients

I study basic mechanisms of how epilepsy develops using human and mouse models.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

epilepsy; craniosynostosis/complex craniofacial abnormalities; Chiari malformations; hydrocephalus; myelomeningocele/spina bifida/tethered cord; general pediatric neurosurgery

Research Interest for Referring Providers

In my laboratory, we use electrophysiological, optogenetic, and immunohistochemical techniques in order to study mechanisms of epileptogenesis using human tissue obtained during surgery and mouse models of epilepsy. I am particularly interested in studying focal cortical dysplasia. I am also interested in studying how neural stimulation, such as vagus nerve stimulation, works to stop seizures.