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Alexander Coon

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Alexander L. Coon
BornMilwaukee, WI
ResidenceBaltimore, Maryland

Alexander L. Coon, M.D. is an American neurosurgeon, the Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is known for his work in cerebrovascular disease and malformations, endovascular neurosurgery and device development, and personalized medicine.

Education[edit | edit source]

Coon attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he graduated in 2003.

Coon completed his neurosurgical residency and a fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.[1] In 2010, he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology and Radiological Science, and has since assumed the position of Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery and the Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program. In 2015, Coon performed one of the first pipeline embolization device placements with adjunctive coiling to treat a large, deep-brain aneurysm. This coordinated use of a flow divertering stent with detachable coils avoided the expected functional impairments resulting from an open surgical treatment. [2]

Research[edit | edit source]

Coon's research mainly focuses on outcomes associated with endovascular devices and developing techniques to further pioneer and make their use much safer in treating cerebral aneurysms, arterial dissections, carotid stenosis, AVMs, dural AV fistulas, tumors, and spinal vascular pathology. He has published extensively in the field of aneurysm treatment, stroke, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).[3]

Selected Publications

  • Endovascular flow diversion for treatment of anterior communicating artery region cerebral aneurysms: a single-center cohort of 50 cases. Colby GP, Bender MT, Lin LM, Beaty N, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, *Coon AL. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Jul;9(7):679-685. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012946. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
  • Flow diversion of large internal carotid artery aneurysms with the Surpass Device: Impressions and technical nuance from the initial North American experience. Colby GP, Lin LM, Caplan JM, Jiang B, Michniewicz B, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Mar;8(3):279-86.
  • Long-term Outcomes of Patients With Giant Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations. Yang W, Wei Z, Wang JY, Hung A, Caplan JM, Braileanu M, Colby GP, Coon AL, Tamargo RJ, *Huang J. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jul;79(1):116-24.
  • Immediate and follow-up results for 44 consecutive cases of small (<10mm) internal carotid artery aneurysms treated with the Pipeline embolization device. Lin LM, Colby GP, Kim JE, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Surgical Neurology International. 2013 Sep 6;4:114.
  • Simvastatin reduces vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: results of a pilot randomized clinical trial. Lynch JR, Wang H, McGirt MJ, Floyd J, Friedman AH, Coon AL, Blessing R, Alexander MJ, Graffagnino C, Warner DS, *Laskowitz DT. Stroke. 2005;36(9): 2024-6.
  • Utilization of a Novel, Multi-Durometer Intracranial Distal Access Catheter: Nuances and Experience in 110 Consecutive Cases of Aneurysm Flow Diversion. Colby GP, Lin LM, Xu R, Beaty N, Bender MT, Jiang B, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Interv Neurol. 2017 Mar;6(1-2):90-104. doi: 10.1159/000456086. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
  • Resolution of giant basilar artery aneurysm compression and reversal of sensorineural hearing loss with use of a flow diverter: case report. Mohammad LM, Coon AL, Carlson AP. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jul;20(1):81-85. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.PEDS16428. Epub 2017 Apr 28.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Residency Program".
  2. "New surgery technique at Hopkins gives teenage aneurysm patient chance at a normal life".
  3. "PubMed".

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