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Todd D. Alexander, MD


Specialties: Neurosurgery, Spine Care


I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am a Rockford native and alumnus of Guilford High School in Rockford. Following graduation I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where I earned the Distinguished Cadet Star Award – an honor only bestowed on the top 5% of the class.

I pursued further higher education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where I earned my Bachelor’s degree with High Distinction in the double majors of chemistry and philosophy. I continued my graduate studies and earned my masters in organic chemistry at the University of Illinois in Chicago before entering Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri – one of the top medical centers in the country. Upon graduation from medical school, I completed my residency training program at University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois before returning to Rockford to establish my neurosurgery practice.

For 20 years I treated the neurosurgical needs of adult and pediatric patients in the northern Illinois region as a private practitioner, where I earned my reputation for excellent outcomes, personalized service, and pioneering important medical firsts in our community, including:
• First awake craniotomy for brain tumor resection
• First artificial cervical and artificial lumbar disc implantations
• First endoscopic brain surgery
• First implantation of a programmable ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus
• First to utilize intraoperative angiography for cerebral aneurysm surgery
• First to perform intracranial thrombolysis for intraventricular hemorrhage

Now, as part of the OrthoIllinois organization, I bring that same commitment to treating disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves by utilizing the most advanced proven techniques and providing the highest quality care for my patients.

Thank you for entrusting me with your care. I look forward to meeting with you.

Todd Alexander, MD

Assisted by:

Cindi Bennett, RNFA, APN

Assisted by:

Raquel Ramirez, APN
AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:  OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Mercy Rockford Hospital


Here's what my patients are saying:

"The level of care we received from was the best care I ever experienced.  My wife and I felt like it was the rule, not the exception.  It requires years of dedication and professionalism.  No question we asked seemed too trivial." - Emery J.

"Dr. Alexander, his nurses, and staff are all amazing, caring, and compassionate.  I was diagnosed with neuropathy five years ago and have been on meds and lived in pain everyday.   surgery January 6.  Dr. Alexander is a miracle worker.  It has only been six weeks and I'm off all meds.  I can't thank him enough for giving me my life back."  Cathy C. - Healthgrades.com review

"Four months ago I was in terrible pain and today I am pain free and a functioning human being."  Robert L. - Healthgrades.com review

"Dr. Alexander is very caring and concerned about his patients.  I was very pleased with Dr. Alexander's care."  LaVonne A. - Healthgrades.com review.

"Dr. Alexander is great and very pleasant.  He explained my surgery very clearly and I am very happy with the results."  Sherry S. - Healthgrades.com review

"Superb care." Debbie O. , Healthgrades.com review

"Very straightforward, explained everything to me.  Enjoyed talking with him before surgery.  Dr. Alexander gave me my life back."  Tammy R., Healthgrades.com review

"Dr. Alexander is an excellent surgeon and we trust him implicitly.  He saved my husband's life and we are eternally grateful."  Sara, Healthgrades.com review

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