Allyson Alexander, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Clinical Interest for Patients
surgical treatment of epilepsy; craniosynostosis; hydrocephalus and shunts; Chiari malformations; tethered cords; general pediatric neurosurgery
Providing compassionate surgical care to children with neurosurgical conditions before, during, and after surgery.
- Neurological Surgery
Conditions & Treatments
Interests & Activities
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
MD, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine (2008)
BA/BS, Stanford University (CA) (1999)
MS, Stanford University (1999)
PhD, University of California, Irvine (2006)
Stanford University Program (2009)
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.
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.