Alexander Post

Assistant Professor

Alexander Post

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery

Bio

I treat complex spinal disorders (degenerative and neoplastic, adult and pediatric), cervical myelopathy, cranial and spinal neurotrauma and craniofacial disorders. Additional interests include neurosurgical resident/medical student education, medical instrumentation design/improvement.

  • (706) 721-3071
  • (706) 721-8084
  • BI 3088

Education

  • MD, Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital School of, 1999

  • BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Johns Hopkins University, 1995

Certifications

  • Spinal Neurosurgery Fellow The Mount Sinai Hospital, 2018

  • Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2017

  • Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2016

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2009

  • Georgia State Medical License GA Composite Medical BRD, 2018

  • New Jersey State Medical License New Jersey, 2012

  • Virginia State Medical License Virginia, 2009

  • New York State Medical License New York , 2001

  • PHY GA Composite Medical BRD, 2018

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider American Heart Association, 2017

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) provider American Heart Association, 2017

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider American Heart Association, 2017

  • Illinois State Medical License Illinois, 2008

  • Vermont State Medical License Vermont, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • First place (of 70 Mechanical Engineering presentations) Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing at Georgia Southern University, 2022

  • Third Place (of all Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering Presentations) Allen Paulson College of Engineering & Computing at Georgia Southern University, 2021

  • Timeout Physician Champion Children's Hospital of Georgia, 2019

  • E3 Award (Every Person. Every Encounter. Every Time) Augusta University Health , 2019

  • Best Abstract Presentation of Section ANS/CNS Annual Meeting of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves., 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5001

    Neurosurgery
  • SURG 5200

    Neurosurgery Externship
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I

Teaching Interests

I have been active in teaching neurosurgical residents and medical students as well as mentoring college and graduate-level students interested in the disciplines of medicine and neurosurgery. I am an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). I have lectured on multiple topics including minimization of complications in spinal surgery, adult and pediatric spinal imaging, mild traumatic brain injury / concussions, severe traumatic brain injury from accidental and nonaccidental trauma, craniosynostosis and neuroendoscopy.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A case of dual three-column thoracic spinal fractures following traumatic injury, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The effect of academic rank and years in practice on bibliometric profile growth rates among academic neurosurgeons in the New York metropolitan area, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Academic Productivity of Spine Surgeons at United States Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Training Programs, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Robust bone regrowth achieving autofusion across Interlaminar space following lumbar microdiscectomy: Case report, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Workforce Analysis of Spine Surgeons Involved with Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

I have been part of a team of neurosurgeons who created evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. These guidelines have been adopted by national neurosurgical and pediatric organizations. As director of the Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital we maintained a longitudinal review of our operative and nonoperative treatments for plagiocephaly as well as evaluation of our open vs. endoscopic craniosynostosis repair.

At Mount Sinai Medical Center I pursued research into 1) quality metrics for cervical and lumbar spine surgery (to reduce infection, CSF leak and length of hospital stay), 2) active reduction of complications through standardization of processes and medical instrument design, 3) efficacy of flex-extension MRI in the evaluation and treatment of cervical spondylitic myelopathy, 4) automated assessment of cord contouring with cervical spondylitic myelopathy, 5) radiographic predictors of adjacent segment disease following cervical spine fusion, 6) minimally invasive tumor surgery and 7) evaluation of academic neurosurgical programs correlating faculty H-index to subspecialty.

I am currently pursuing clinical research with spinal neurosurgery patients as well as design and development of hospital equipment and neurosurgical operative instruments.