Michael Alexander, MD | Neurosurgery | Los Angeles

Michael Jozef Alexander, MD



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  • Cedars-Sinai

Michael J. Alexander, MD, has led and participated in numerous research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry. Over the past five years, his clinical research has focused on four primary areas: brain aneurysms (for example, Alexander was the institutional principal investigator for the Liberty trial and the FRED flow diverter trial), atherosclerotic disease (cholesterol plaque) of the carotid arteries and cerebral arteries (Alexander was a leader on the initial steering committee of the NIH-funded SAMMPRIS trial, was the institutional principal investigator on the SAPPHIRE WW carotid stent trial, and was the national principal investigator for the WEAVE intracranial stent trial), acute embolic stroke (he was co-investigator of the NIH-funded MR Rescue stroke trial and institutional principal investigator for the POSITIVE, THERAPY, START and PICS stroke trials), and cerebral (brain) hemorrhage (he was co-investigator in the NIH-funded MISTIE 3 and CLEAR 3 intracranial hemorrhage trials).


  • 127 S San Vicente Boulevard, 6th Floor, Suite A6303 Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Main: 310-423-7900
    Fax: 310-967-8930





Year joined staff: 2018

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Georgetown University Hospital

UCLA Medical Center


Barrow Neurological Institute

UCLA Medical Center

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Editor: Pediatric Neurovascular Disease textbook, Current
  • Clinical Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, 2011-14
  • Best Doctors in America, Voted top 5% of Physicians by Peers, 2010-15
  • Invited Neurovascular Lecturer and Professorships on 6 Continents and 24 Countries, 2010-15
  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America, 2007-15
  • Executive Committee, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2007
  • American College of Surgeons, 2003
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2000
  • North American Skull Base Society, 1999
  • American Association of Neurological Surgery, 1998