Todd Alexander, MD

Todd Alexander, MD


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 Ortho Illinois 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

EDUCATION United States Military Academy at West Point
BACHELOR’S DEGREE Indiana University in Bloomington
MASTER’S DEGREE University of Illinois in Chicago
MEDICAL DEGREE Washington University School of Medicine
RESIDENCY University of Chicago Hospitals

Insurance Questions?

Dr. Alexander and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
  • Mercy Rockford Hospital


Posted: 2019-02-26
Dr Alexander is the best, will recommend him to anyone who can use his services!

Posted: 2019-01-18

Posted: 2018-12-13
Dr. seemed very thoughtful--and explained well what and why he was recommending the follow up he did.

Posted: 2018-09-24
Very good.

Posted: 2018-09-20
Dr Alexander describes in detail what your options are, and leaves the decision to you as to what you want. One of the best, which is why I travel 120 miles round trip to see him.

Posted: 2018-09-20
I have complete confidence in my Surgeon.

Posted: 2018-09-14
I have been a patient of Dr. Alexander since 2006. I had a brain tumor and he saved my life!

Posted: 2018-07-18
Dr Alexander Is the best doctor I personally have had. Very knowledgeable, genuinely warm and willing to explain my injury and the repair process. He never lets you feel like you are rushed to finish an exam or move along. Just a top notch doctor.