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Allyson Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.

Allyson was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She fell in love with Stanford (go Cardinal!) as an undergraduate, and then moved south to pursue her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California, Irvine. During her graduate studies in the lab with Dr. Ivan Soltesz, she worked on the role of mossy cells in epileptogenesis after head trauma in a rat model. She has both research and clinical interests in epilepsy. Outside the hospital, Allyson enjoys spending time with her wonderful fiancé as well as cooking, traveling, and wine tasting.


2009-present Resident in Neurological Surgery, Stanford University
2008-2009 Combined General Surgery/Clinical Neuroscience Internship, Stanford University
1999-2008 MD/PhD, University of California, Irvine
1995-1999 MS Biological Science, Stanford University
BS Biological Sciences and Computer Science, Stanford University

Research Interests: Epilepsy; head trauma; synaptic and cellular physiology

Program Completion: 2015


2013 Western Neurosurgical Society Basic Science Resident Award
2003-2004 ARCS Foundation Scholarship


Contact Info: Allyson Howard [allyson.howard]

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