Brent T. Alford

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Brent T. Alford

Brent T. Alford

M.D.

Dr. Brent Alford was born on the 7th of June, 1968 in Austin, Texas. After earning a major in Finance from the University of Texas, Dr. Alford went on to receive his Medical Degree from UT Southwestern. He then started his residency in June of 1995 at the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Licensure Information: Texas 1997 – #K1969

Board CertifIcation: American Board of Neurological Surgery – June 2005

Education & Residency

June 1995 – June 2001:
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555
Division Chief: H. J. Nauta, MD, PhD

September 1991 – June 1995:
MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

September 1986 – December 1990:
BBA: University of Texas at Austin
Major: Finance

Honors & Activities

Medical:
Alpha Omega Alpha, Texas Alpha Chapter
Chairman – Senior Blood Drive
STD Lecture Program
TMA Student Loan Committee
TMA Child and Adolescent Health Committee
TMA EMS and Trauma Committee

Undergraduate:
Brackenridge Hospital-ER Extern Program
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
Rush Chairman, Social Chairman, Executive Committee
Posse Student Service Organization
Community Business Advisory Service
Dean’s List 1987-1990 – University of Texas at Austin

Membership in Scientific Societies

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerve
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
Membership Chairman
Texas Medical Association
EMS and Trauma Committee

Employment Experience

1994 – 1995:
Southwestern Medical Center, Dept. of Neurological Surgery: Research Assistant

1994:
Southwestern Medical Center, Dept. of Anesthesiology: Extern Program

1992:
Southwestern Medical Center, Dept. of Neurological Surgery: Summer Research Fellow

1988:
Caremark, Inc. – Home Infusion Therapy 1991 Austin Diagnostic Clinic-Dialysis Technician

Research Experience

1999 – 2000:
MEG Speech Mapping
UT Health Science Center, Houston, TX

1997 – 2000:
Studies of traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, hypervascular spinal tumors and spondylodiscitis
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Summer 1992:
Research Fellow, Department of Neurological Surgery – Studies of Incomplete global cerebral ischemia
Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, TX

Selective Grand Rounds

January 1997: Chronic Subdural Hematomas
February 1997: Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Cervical Spine
March 1997: Spinal Cord Compression from Extra Medullary Hematpoiesis
June 1997: Carotid Cavernous Fistula
July 1997: Syringomyelia
August 1997: Cavernous Malformation
January 1998: Klippel-Feil Syndrome
May 1998: Spina Bifida
March 1999: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
October 1999: MEG Speech Mapping
May 2000: Coil vs Clip for Cerebral Aneurysms
July 2000: Occult Spinal Dysraphism
August 2000: Craniopharyngioma
October 2000: ICP During Papaverine Infusion
December 2000: Intraventricular Neurocytoma
January 2001: Benign Tumors of the Spine
April 2001: Piriformis Syndrome

Bibliography

1. Crow WN, Borowski AM, Hadjipavlou AG, Walser EM, Arya S,
Calme MB, Amps J, Jensen R, Somisetty S, Alford B, Adesokan A. Percutaneous transpendicular automated nucleotomy for debridement of infected discs. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology. 1997.

2. Alford BT, Nader R, Nauta HJN, Crow WN, Hadjipavlou AG. Pro-operative embolization and intraoperative cryo-Coagulation as adjuncts in hypervascular vertebral
lesion resection. Journal of Neurosurgery, 97:p294-300; October 2002.

Scientific Exhibits

1. Preston K, Alford BT, Batjer HH. A metabolic comparison of etomidate and thiopental in a canine model of incomplete global cerebral ischemia. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada October 1, 1996.

2. Crow W, Alford B, Hadjipavlou A. Percutaneous Transpedicular Discectomy for Spondylodiscitis. The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, Colorado, April 12-17, 1997.

3. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Hadjipavlou A. Percutaneous Transpedicular Automated Nucleotomy for Debridement of Infected Discs. 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgent Ray Society, Boston, MA, May 4-9, 1997.

4. Crow, Borowski A, Alford B, Hadjipavlou A. Imaging of Spondylodiscitis. Joint annual Meetings of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the American Society of Head & Neck Radiology, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada, May 15-22, 1997.

5. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Hadjipavlou A. Hemostasis of Hypervascular Spinal Tumors with Preoperative Embolization and/or Intraoperative Cryocoagulation. American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology/World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Scientific Conference, New York City, New York, September 12-16, 1997.

6. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Hadjipavilou A. Pseudoaneurysms Revisited: Update on Therapeutic Options. American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology/World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology. Scientific Conference, New York City, New York, September 12-16, 1997.

7. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Hadjipavilou A. Spinal Angiography and Endovascular Interventions. 83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Nov. 30–Dec. 5, 1997.

8. Crow W, Alford B, Hadjipavilou A. Hemostasis of Hypervascular Spinal Tumors with Pre-Operative Embolization and/or Intraoperative Cryocoagulation. 83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Nov. 30–Dec. 5, 1997.

9. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Chen J. Spinal Angiography and Endovascular Interventions. SNR XVI/ASNR 36th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 15-21, 1998.

10. Sitton C, Crow W, Alford B, Hadjipavilou A. Spinal Intervention: Techniques of Provocative Pain Testing. SNR XVI/ASNR 36th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 15-21, 1998.

11. Crow W, Vrabec J, Chen J, Alford B, Borowski A. Pharyngeal Hemorrhage: Emergency Endovascular Treatment. SNR XVI/ASNR 36th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 15-21, 1998.

12. Borowski A, Crow W, Alford B, Chen J. Electrolytically Detachable Embolization Coils: A Review of Utilization. 84th Annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Nov. 29-Dec. 4,1998.

13. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Chen J. Pseudoaneurysms Revisited: Update on Therapeutic Options, 84th Annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Nov. 29-Dec. 4,1998.

14. Alford B, Hadjipavilou A, Crow W. Intraoperative Cryocoagulation as an adjunct in Hypervascular Vertebral Lesion Resection. Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, February 10-13, 1999.

15. Alford B, Chen J. Comparison of Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 24-29, 1999.
16. Alford B, Chen J. Comparison of Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms. Brain Injury Association of Texas – 1999 State Conference, Houston, TX, August 27-28, 1999.

17. Alford B, Chen J, Crow W, Sitton C, Downs K., Comparison of Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms with Regard to Hospital Course and Outcome, American Society of Neuroradiology, 38th Annual Meeting, April 2-8, 2000.

18. Alford B, Chen J, Crow W, Sitton C, Downs K., Comparison of Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms with Regard to Hospital Course and Outcome, 4th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Hawaii, February 9-12, 2001.

19. Sitton C, Downs K, Alford B, Crow W. Carotid Angiogram and Ultrasound Duplex: A Comparative Study; , 4th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Hawaii, February 9-12, 2001.

20. Alford B, Downs K, Painter T, Crow W., Intracranial Pressure and cerebral Perfusion Pressure Alterations During Intraarterial Papaverine Infusion for Vasospasm Associated with Anneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. American Society of Neuroradiology, 39th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 23-27, 2001.

Lectures/Presentations

1. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B. Hadjiplavlou A. Percutaneous Transpedicular Automated Nucleotomy for Debridement of Infected Discs. 22nd Annual Meeting of
Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Washington, D.C., March 8-13, 1997.

2. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B. Percutaneous Transpedicular Automated Nucleotomy for Debridement of Infected Discs. Joint Annual Meeting of The American Society of Head & Neck Radiology, Metro Toronto, Canada, May 15-22, 1997.

3. Sitton C, Crow W, Alford B, Hadjipavlou A. Spinal Intervention: Techniques in Provocative Pain Testing. 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Francisco, CA, April 26-May 1, 1998.

4. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B. Hadjiplavlou A. Hemostasis of Hypervascular Spinal Tumors with Preoperative Embolization and/or Intraoperative Cryocoagulation. 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Francisco, CA., April 26-May 1, 1998.

5. Crow W, Borowski A, Alford B, Chen J. Pseudoaneurysms Revisited: Update on Therapeutic Options. 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Francisco, CA., April 26-May 1, 1998.

6. Alford B, Maggio W, Brier J, Simos P, Gormley W, Constaninou J, Wheless J, Zouridakis G, Papanicolaou A.Magnetic Source Imaging Speech Mapping: Comparison with
Direct Cortical Stimulation Speech Mapping. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston Massachusetts, October 31-November 4, 1999.

7. Alford, BT., Neuroanatomy. Continuing Nursing Education, UTMB, May 11, 2000.

8. Alford BT, Nader, R, Gelman, B, Rauf, P, Visvesvara, G,
Nauta, H. Amoebic Brain Abscess: Case Report and Review of the Literature. 2000 Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Antonio, Texas. May 26-27, 2000.

9. Alford BT, Chen JW, Crow W, Sitton C, Downs K., Comparison of Surgical and Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms with Regard to Hospital Course and Outcome. Singleton Surgical Society Meeting, June 9, 2000, The University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas.

10. Alford BT, Crow W, Downs K,. Intracranial Pressure and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Alterations During Intraarterial Papaverine Infusion for Vasospasm Associated with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. 4th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery, Friday, February 9th – Monday, February 12th, 2001.

11. Alford BT. Neck pain: Is surgery indicated? Neurology for Primary Care Practitioners, February 13th, 2004.