Alexander L. Coon, MD

Endovascular & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Alexander CoonNeurosurgeon Dr. Alexander Coon has joined Western Neuro as the Director of Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for The Carondelet Neurological Institute. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery, and also has additional specialty CAST certification in NeuroEndovascular Surgery.

Dr. Coon is one of the world’s leading vascular neurosurgeons. He spent 15 years at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital where he founded the Endovascular Neurosurgery service and lead its growth to one of the largest in the country. During this time he served as the Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery for all of Johns Hopkins Medicine and held academic appointments within the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology.

Most known for his expertise in the use of flow-diverting stents (Pipeline and Surpass) for the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Coon has performed or proctored over 1500 cases of cerebral aneurysm surgery. He has mentored hundreds of physicians in the use of these technologies across the United States and around the world. He is a prolific academic who has authored > 200 peer-reviewed publications in the field of vascular neurosurgery. He has lectured on 5 continents having given over 150 national/international speeches and presentations. He has participated and demonstrated leadership in numerous multi-center FDA clinical device trials and serves on the global steering committee for the upcoming EVOLVE (Surpass) trial.

Dr. Coon is an Ironman who enjoys mountaineering, cycling, hiking, golf, and skiing with his family.


  • Fellowship: Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship: Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Special Interests

  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Ischemic Stroke Treatment
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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