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Alexander Coon, M.D.

Alexander Lewis Coon, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery


Expertise: Neurosurgery



  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments / Divisions



  • B.S.E., University of Kentucky (Kentucky) (1998)
  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York) (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Coon's research interests are in the development of endovascular devices and the techniques and outcomes associated with their usage for cerebrovascular pathology. He has published extensively in the field of aneurysm treatment, stroke, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).

Clinical Trials

  • The Codman Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System (BARREL), 2007-present
  • The Surpass IntraCranial Aneurysm Embolization System Pivotal Trial to treat large or giant wide neck aneurysms (The SCENT Trial), 2013-present
  • Prospective study on embolization of intracranial aneurysms with Pipeline Embolization Device (PREMIER), 2015–present
  • Pivotal Study of the MicroVention Flow Re-Direction Endoluminal Device (FRED) Stent System in the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms, 2013-present
  • The WEB Intrasaccular Therapy Study (WEB-IT), 2014-present
  • Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS and LVIS Jr.) Devices for the treatment of unruptured, wide necked, intracranial aneurysms. 2015-present
  • Aneurysm Treatment Using Intrasaccular Flow Diversion with the Artisse Device, 2016-present

Selected Publications

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Colby GP, Bender MT, Lin LM, Beaty N, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Endovascular flow diversion for treatment of anterior communicating artery region cerebral aneurysms: a single-center cohort of 50 cases. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Jul;9(7):679-685. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012946. Epub 2017 Jan 27

Colby GP, Lin LM, Caplan JM, Jiang B, Michniewicz B, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Flow diversion of large internal carotid artery aneurysms with the surpass device: impressions and technical nuance from the initial North American experience. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Mar;8(3):279-86. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011769. Epub 2015 May 18

Lin LM, Colby GP, Kim JE, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Immediate and follow-up results for 44 consecutive cases of small (<10 mm) internal carotid artery aneurysms treated with the pipeline embolization device. Surg Neurol Int. 2013 Sep 6;4:114. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.117711. eCollection 2013

Lin LM, Colby GP, Kim JE, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Surg Neurol Int. Immediate procedural outcomes in 44 consecutive Pipeline Flex cases: the first North American single-center series. 2013 Sep 6;4:114. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.117711. eCollection 2013

Colby GP, Lin LM, Gomez JF, Paul AR, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL. Immediate procedural outcomes in 35 consecutive pipeline embolization cases: a single-center, single-user experience. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 May;5(3):237-46. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2012-010299. Epub 2012 Mar 29

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