Anthony Alastra, MD, Neurosurgery, Palm Springs, CA, Desert Regional Medical Center

AnthonyJAlastraMDFAANS FACS

Neurosurgery Palm Springs, CA

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Member of Arrowhead Neurosurgical Medical Group

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Summary

  • Dr. Anthony Alastra is a neurosurgeon/neurointerventionalist in Palm Springs, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Desert Regional Medical Center and Riverside University Health Sciences Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Italian. He specializes in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and neurosurgical spine surgery and is experienced in neurosurgical oncology, neurosurgical spine surgery, interventional neuroradiology / endovascular neurosurgery, cerebrovascular disease, and minimally-invasive spine surgery.

Education & Training

  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityCHIEF_RESIDENCY
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineFELLOWSHIP
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityRESIDENCY
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityINTERNSHIP
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • The Johns Hopkins University
    The Johns Hopkins UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2005 - 2021
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2000 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery
  • American College of Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgery, 2014
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship HHMI/NIH, 1994
  • Crile Summer Scholar Grant recipient Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1993
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Papillary Tumor of the Pineal Region with Marked Nuclear Pleomorphism, Non-papillary Pattern, and Focal Oncocytic Features.
    Wrzolek, MA, Kozarski, T, Alastra, AJG, Mastrangelo, E, Rosenblum, M, Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology, The 85th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • Contingent Tolerance to Chlordiazepoxide (CDP) in the Rat. Differential Effects of Benzodiazepine (BZ) and Non-BZ Drugs.
    Sannerud, C.A., A.J.G. Alastra, P.O. Harger, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
  • Decussation of Pericallosal Arterial System as Demonstrated by Cerebral Angiography.
    Alastra, A.J.G., P.J. Sunenshine, P.K. Nelson, 2002 ABC-WIN Meeting, Val d’Isere, France
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Lectures

  • Emerging Technologies in Neurosurgery. 
    Neuro Core Nursing Education Curriculum. Staten Island University Hospital. Staten Island, New York
  • Advances in the Treatment of High Grade Gliomas. 
    Neuroscience Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds Conference. Staten Island University Hospital
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Technologies: Kyphoplasty. 
    Medicine Grand Rounds. Richmond University Medical Center. Staten Island, New York
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Press Mentions

  • Drs. Warren Yu, Alan Villavicencio & More: 7 Spine Surgeons in the Headlines This Week Featured
    Drs. Warren Yu, Alan Villavicencio & More: 7 Spine Surgeons in the Headlines This Week Featured
  • Drs. Fred Sweet, Alexander Vaccaro & More: 8 Spine Surgeons Recently Receiving Honors — Dec. 7, 2015 Featured
    Drs. Fred Sweet, Alexander Vaccaro & More: 8 Spine Surgeons Recently Receiving Honors — Dec. 7, 2015 Featured
  • International Association of HealthCare Professionals Adds Neurosurgeon Dr. Anthony Alastra Featured
    International Association of HealthCare Professionals Adds Neurosurgeon Dr. Anthony Alastra Featured
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Italian

Hospital Affiliations