Alexander Coon, MD, Neurosurgery, Tucson, AZ, Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital

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Neurosurgery Tucson, AZ

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology

Director of Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery Carondelet Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital Tucson, AZ

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  • Office

    Western Neuro - Carondelet Medical
    6567 E. Carondelet Drive, Suite 305
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    Phone(520) 881-8400
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Summary

  • Dr. Alexander Coon is one of the world's leading vascular neurosurgeons. He serves as the Director of Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at the Carondelet Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Coon spent 15 years at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital where he founded the Endovascular Neurosurgery service and lead its growth into one of the largest in the nation. 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, Radiology, and Neurology.



    Most known for his expertise in the use of flow-diverting stents (Pipeline and Surpass) and intra-saccular flow disrupters (WEB) 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. Coon is a prolific academic who has authored >200 peer-reviewed publications in the field of vascular neurosurgery. He has lectured on 5 different 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.
  • Treat the Stroke Foundation

    President of a non-profit organization with a tripartite mission of enhancing education, training, and research in all aspects of ischemic & hemorrhagic stroke.

    Dr. Alexander Coon

    Dr. Coon, Director of Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery at Carondelet Neurological Institute, specializes in cerebrovascular diseases.

Skills & Expertise

  • Intracranial Aneurysm, Interventional neuroradiology / Endovascular neurosurgery, Carotid stenosis, Arteriovenous malformation, Dural fistulae, Endovascular coiling, Endovascular aneurysm repair, Endovascular carotid reconstruction, Endovascular procedures, Stroke, Intracranial mechanical thrombectomy, Subdural hemorrhage, Intracranial hemorrhage, General neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular surgery, Radiosurgery, Cerebral angiography, Intracranial arteriovenous malformations, Cerebral aneurysm clipping, Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityRESIDENCY
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineFELLOWSHIP
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityINTERNSHIP
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of KentuckyOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • “America’s Top Surgeons” in Neurosurgery Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2017-2018
  • Richard J. Otenasek Faculty Teaching Award Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
  • American College of Surgeons Recognition for Excellence in Resident Training Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Surgical Treatment for Patients with Moyamoya Syndrome and Type 1 Neurofibromatosis  
    Porras JL, Yang W, Garzon-Muvdi T, Xu R, Blakeley J, Belzberg A, Caplan JM, Khalid S, Colby GP, Coon AL, Tamargo RJ, Ahn ES, *Huang J., World Neurosurg., 1/1/2017
  • 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., 1/1/2017
  • Use of the 0027-inch VIA microcatheter for delivery of Pipeline Flex: a technical note  
    Lin LM, Colby GP, Bender MT, Xu R, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Coon AL, J Neurointerv Surg, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Procedural complexity independent of P2Y12 levels is a predictor of in-stent thrombosis in Pipeline flow diversion of cerebral aneurysms
    Jiang B, Bender MT, Westbroek EM, Xu R, Campos JK, Lin LM, Zarrin DA, Vo CD, Tamargo RJ, Huang J, Coon AL., AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section 2018 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1/22/2018
  • P2Y12 Precision in Therapeutic Monitoring of Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy for Flow Diversion of Cerebral Aneurysms
    Zarrin DA, Campos JK, Bender MT, Jiang B, Vo CD, Chandra A, Caplan JM, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Lin LM, Colby GP, Coon AL., AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section 2018 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1/22/2018
  • Pipeline flow diversion of aneurysms near the ICA terminus: long-term outcomes of jailing the A1 segment.
    Xu R, Bender MT, Jiang B, Westbroek EM, Campos JK, Caplan JM, Huang J, Tamargo RJ, Lin LM, Colby GP, Coon AL., AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section 2018 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1/22/2018
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Lectures

  • Off-label Use of Flow Diverters in the Treatment of Challenging Cerebral Aneurysms: Flow Diverters for Distal Circulation Aneurysms. 
    AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section 2018 Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. - 1/23/2018
  • The Ever-Expanding Role of Endovascular Aneurysm Surgery. 
    Neuroscience-Neurosurgery Lecture Series, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. - 11/27/2017
  • Flow Diversion Maximus: Case Experiences Gained at Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery 
    Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University - 7/27/2017
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Press Mentions

  • Avail Medsystems Raises $100 Million in Series B Funding Led by D1 Capital to Meet Demand for Procedural Telemedicine™ Technology for the Operating Room
    Avail Medsystems Raises $100 Million in Series B Funding Led by D1 Capital to Meet Demand for Procedural Telemedicine™ Technology for the Operating RoomOctober 07, 2020
  • New Surgery Technique at Hopkins Gives Teenage Aneurysm Patient Chance at a Normal Life
    New Surgery Technique at Hopkins Gives Teenage Aneurysm Patient Chance at a Normal LifeMarch 24, 2017
  • An Endovascular Pathway to the Brain
    An Endovascular Pathway to the BrainNovember 01, 2010

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • President, Treat the StrokeTreat The Stroke Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the tripartite mission of enhancing education, training, and research in all aspects of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.2016 - Present
  • Proctor, Sequent MedicalProctor for the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device (Sequent Medical, Aliso Viejo, California, USA)
  • Consultant, InNeuroCo
  • Proctor & Consultant, MicroVention-TerumoProctor for the FRED device (MicroVention-Terumo, Tustin, California, USA)
  • Proctor & Consultant, Medtronic NeurovascularProctor for the Pipeline Embolization Device (Medtronic Neurovascular, Irvine, California, USA)
  • Proctor & Consultant, Stryker NeurovascularProctor for the Surpass device (Stryker Neurovascular, Fremont, California, USA)