Meet Dr. Coon

Work with a surgeon who is confident tackling the most challenging cases

Dr. Coon has spent over 16 years perfecting his skills in both traditional open microsurgery as well as endovascular neurosurgery.

He has helped advocate for a new standard of treatment that offers patients a less invasive way to get their lives back.

Today, Dr. Alexander Coon is one of the world's leading vascular neurosurgeons.

Currently, 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.

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Medical Education

Dr. Coon’s medical education began at Columbia University in the late 1990’s. After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha, he started his residency in Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

It was here that he also completed a 2-year fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology.

Because of this specialization, he has dedicated his professional life to conducting research, and perfecting, endovascular approaches to brain aneurysm treatment.

This passion has led him to publish over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of cerebrovascular neurosurgery. He has delivered over 100 national and international lectures and presentations.

He continues this legacy through research and education both at home and abroad.

Physician Training

Dr. Coon has trained 7 neurosurgical fellows

Each of these fellows have gone on to become vascular neurosurgeons at some of the nations’ most prestigious institutions.

These fellows include Dr. Geoffrey Colby, the Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at the University of California Los Angeles, and Dr. Li-Mei Lin, Director of Cerebrovascular and Neuroendovascular Research at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Matthew Bender at the University of Rochester, Dr. Narlin Beaty 
at Florida State University, and Dr. Bowen Jiang and Dr. Justin Caplan at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Coon sees patients at Western Neuro on Mondays or by alternate appointments in his office.