MATTHEW DAVID ALEXANDER portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Radiology Som
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Presentations

  • Hot Topics in NeuroInterventional Radiology. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. , , 2018.
  • Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling, Interventional Radiology Skills Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2018.
  • CNS Applications for MR-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, Technology Assessment Committee, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2017.
  • Genetic Analysis of Cerebral Aneurysms: Toward Propensity. Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant Symposium, Durham, NC. , , 2017.
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation in Aneurysm Patients: Harnessing Genetic Analysis for Propensity Scoring, UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research Seminar, San Francisco, CA. , , 2017.
  • Transvenous Coil Embolization of Congenital Non-Galenic Pial Arteriovenous Fistula. Penumbra Fellows Course. Alameda, CA. , , 2017.
  • Genetic Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation in Individuals with Cerebral Aneurysms: Toward Propensity Scores for Predicting Development and Risk of Rupture, 10th Annual Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant Symposium, Atlanta, GA. , , 2016.
  • Identifying and Managing Pseudoaneurysms. Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. , , 2015.
  • Alexander, MD, DeHavenon, AD, Parker, DL, McNally, JS. Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Vessel Wall Imaging MRI Evaluation of Intracranial Atherosclerosis. Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography Annual Meeting. August 2018. Glasgow, Scotland. , , 2018.
  • Alexander, MD, Parker, DL, DeHavenon, AD, McNally, JS. Comparison of Multiple Normal Reference Structures for Vessel Wall Imaging MRI Sequences. Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography Annual Meeting. August 2018. Glasgow, Scotland. , , 2018.
  • Alexander, MD, McNally, JS, Parker, DL, DeHavenon, AD. Quantitative Analysis of Plaque Enhancement on Vessel Wall Imaging MRI Sequences for Intracranial Atherosclerosis. Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography Annual Meeting. August 2018. Glasgow, Scotland. , , 2018.
  • Alexander MD, Halbach VV, Hallam DK, Cooke DL, Meyers PM. Long-Term Outcomes of Endovascular Treatment of Indirect Carotid Cavernous Fistulae: Superior Efficacy, Safety, and Durability of Transvenous Coiling Over Other Techniques. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2018. San Francisco, CA. , , 2018.
  • McNally JS, Kim SE, Alexander MD, De Havenon AH, Liang, B, Jones, D, Treiman GS, Parker DL. Systemic Oxidative Stress and MRI-Detected Carotid Intraplaque Hemorrhage. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting. June 2018. Vancouver, BC. , , 2018.
  • McNally JS, Miller D, Kim SE, Sakata A, Alexander MD, De Havenon AH, Treiman GS, Parker DL. Carotid plaque Beta Amyloid Precursor Protein and Carotid Intraplaque Hemorrhage. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting. June 2018. Vancouver, BC. , , 2018.
  • Vella M, Alexander MD, Mabray MM, Dickey MA, Hetts, SW. Comparison of MRI and digital subtraction angiography for detection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. International HHT Scientific Conference. June 2017. Dubrovnik, Croatia. , , 2017.
  • Yu J, Pung L, Larrabure L, Alexander MD, Hetts SW, Moore T, Cooke DL. A Novel Post-Processing Algorithm to Improve Detectability of Brain Hemorrhages in Flat Panel CT Images. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting. April 2017. Long Beach, CA. , , 2017.
  • Settecase F, Alexander MD, Darflinger RD, Nicholson AD, Amans MR. Improving Time Metrics During Mechanical Thrombectomy: Use of Stroke Cart in Angiography Suite. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting. April 2017. Long Beach, CA. , , 2017.
  • Yang JK, Cote A, Jordan C, Losey A, McCoy D, Chu A, Yu JF, Moore T, Stillson C, Settecase F, Alexander MD, Nicholson AD, Aboian M, Cooke DL, Saeed M, Barry D, Martin AJ, Wilson MW, Hetts SW. Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Carotid Embolectomy using a Novel MRI-Conditional Resonant Catheter: Demonstration of Preclinical Feasibility. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting. April 2017. Honolulu, HI. , , 2017.
  • Alexander MD, Meisel K, Halbach VY, Amans MR. Pulsatile Tinnitus Caused by Prominent Condylar Veins. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Meisel K, Halbach VY, Darflinger RJ, Nicholson AD, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Amans MR. Prominent Condylar Veins Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus: Dynamic Angiographic Confirmation. Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Darflinger RJ, Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VY. Calcium Channel Blocker Infusion Improves Vessel Measurement Accuracy and Aneurysm Occlusion Following Flow Diversion. Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. , , 2016.
  • Darflinger RJ, Alexander MD, Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VY. Virtual Angiographic Reconstructed Projections from Four-Dimensional Digital Subtraction Angiography Acquisition, A Feasibility Study. Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Marbray MC, Glastonbury CM, Conrad MB, Dickey M, Kim H, Hetts SW. Brain MRI in the UCSF Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Cohort. American Society of Neuroradiology, Washington, DC. , , 2016.
  • Mabray MC, Alexander MD, Glastonbury CM, Conrad MB, Dickey M, Kim H, Hetts SW. Brain MRI in the UCSF Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Cohort. American Society of Neuroradiology, Washington, DC. , , 2016.
  • Mossa-Basha M, Alexander MD, Maki JH, Cohen WA, Hippe DS, Huhdanpaa H, Yuan C, Saam T. Exploring Other Vascular Dimensions: Comparison of 3-dimensional vs. 2- dimensional Vessel Wall Imaging Techniques for the Evaluation of Large Artery Vasculopathies Presentation. American Society of Neuroradiology, Washington, DC. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Hess CP, Frieden IJ, Hughes N, Phelps AS, Dowd CF. Decreased Specificity of Classic MRI Findings of Venous Malformations with Contemporary Techniques: Protocol Optimization. American Society of Neuroradiology, Washington, DC. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Endovascular MR Guided Embolization Using a Magnetically Assisted Remote Controlled (MARC) Catheter System. American Society of Neuroradiology, Washington, DC. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Cohen WA, Andre JB, Maki JH, Guevara M, Hughes G, Yuan C, Mossa-Basha M. Comparison of 2D and 3D Vessel Wall Imaging Techniques for Large Vessel Vasculitis Evaluation. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting, Singapore. , , 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Rebhun J, Hetts SW, Amans MR, Settecase F, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Cooke DL. Technical Factors Affecting Outcomes Following Stent Deployment for Vertebrobasilar Atherosclerosis. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. , , 2015.
  • Alexander MD, Cohen WA, Andre JB, Guevara M, Hughes G, Yuan C, Mossa-Basha M. 2D versus 3D Techniques for Vessel Wall Imaging Evaluation of Vasculitis in the Cervical Arteries. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. , , 2015.
  • Alexander MD, Yuan C, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Mossa-Basha M. Vessel Wall Imaging Features oflntracranial Atherosclerotic Plaques Upstream to Acute and Chronic Infarctions. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. , , 2015.
  • Alexander MD, Yuan C, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Mossa-Basha M. Association of Vessel Wall MR Imaging Features of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Plaques and Calcification on Non- Contrast CT. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. , , 2015.
  • Rebhun JM, Alexander MD, Hetts SW, Cooke DL. Endovascular Treatment of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Posterior Circulation. Western Neuroradiological Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. , , 2014.
  • Alexander MD, Yuan C, Hatsukami T, Anzai Y, Mossa-Basha M. Vessel Wall Imaging Can Identify Angiographically Occult Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerosis. Western Neuroradiological Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. , , 2014.
  • Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Meyers PM, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Hetts SW. Lesion Stability Characteristics Outperform Degree of Stenosis in Predicting Outcomes Following Stenting for Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerosis. Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. , , 2014.
  • Alexander MD, Kim H, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Association of Venous Angioarchitectural Features of Arteriovenous Malformations and Intracranial Hemorrhage. American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada. , , 2014.
  • Alexander MD, McTaggart RA, Choudhri OA, Marcellus ML, Do HM. Single Center Experience with Percutaneous Sclerotherapy with Ethanolamine for Venous Malformations of the Head and Neck. Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Miami, FL. , , 2013.
  • Alexander MD, Kerk DK. Characterization of Potential Hsp90 Binding TPR Proteins from Arabidopsis Thaliana, The West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University. April 2004, San Diego, CA. , , 2004.
  • Hinckley, PJ, DeHavenon, AH, Alexander, MD. Factors Affecting ASPECTS Changes in Patients Transferred From Referral Hospitals to a Stroke Center for Possible Intervention. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2018. San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Hinckley, PJ, DeHavenon, AH, Alexander, MD. Factors Affecting ASPECTS Changes in Patients Transferred From Referral Hospitals to a Stroke Center for Possible Intervention. Radiology and Imaging Sciences UCAIR Annual Research Symposium. May 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Alexander MD, Darflinger RD, Sun Z, Cooke DL. Assessment of Cell Yield Among Different Devices for Endovascular Biopsy to Harvest Endothelial Cells. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2017. Colorado Springs, CO. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Yu J, Hetts SW, Alexander MD, Moore T, Cooke DL. A Novel Post-Processing Algorithm to Improve Detectability of Brain Hemorrhages in Flat Panel CT Images. ASNR Annual Meeting Educational Exhibit, April 2017. Long Beach, CA. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Darflinger RJ, Alexander MD, Settecase F, et al. Normal and Pathologic Venous Anatomy Correlation Between 3D DSA, Conventional DSA, and Cross Sectional Imaging. Poster session presented at Radiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting Educational Exhibition, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Darflinger RJ, Alexander MD, Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Automated Virtual Angiographic Reconstructed Projections from Four-Dimensional Digital Subtraction Angiography Acquisition Using Standard Reference Angles Obtained From Phantom, A Feasibility Study. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2016. Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Meisel K, Halbach VV, Darflinger RJ, Nicholson AD, Settecase F, Cooke DL, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Hetts SW, Amans MR.. Prominent Condylar Veins Causing Pulsatile Tinnitus: Dynamic Angiographic Confirmation. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2016. Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Pung L, Yu J, Matthew Alexander MD, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Darlinger RJ. Virtual Angiographic Reconstructed Projections from Four-Dimensional Digital Subtraction Angiography Acquisition, A Feasibility Study. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2016. Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Darflinger RJ, Settecase F, Nicholson AD, Cooke DL, Amans MR, Hetts SW, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV. Calcium Channel Blocker Infusion Improves Vessel Measurement Accuracy and Aneurysm Occlusion Following Flow Diversion. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery Annual Meeting. July 2016. Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Hess CP, Frieden IJ, Hughes N, Phelps AS, Dowd CF. Revisiting Classic MRI Findings of Venous Malformations: Changes Found with Contemporary Techniques. Poster session presented at International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies International Workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Kondapavulur S, Cooke DL, Kao A, Settecase F, Alexander MD, Darflinger R, Amans MR, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Damato B, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Characterizing intraarterial chemotherapy delivery to the retina: using quantitative DSA analysis to study distribution of therapy in pediatric retinoblastoma patients and relate vascular variants with clinical outcomes. Poster session presented at National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Image-Guided Therapy Workshop, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Cote A, Yang J, Jordan C, Martin A, Thorne B, Yu J, Losey A, Kondapavulur S, Alexander MD, Darflinger R, Hu J, Wilson M, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Efficacy of MR-Guided Stroke Thrombectomy using Resonant Markers on Endovascular Catheters. Presented by Cote A. NCIGT and NIH Image-Guided Therapy Workshop. March 2016. Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Alexander MD, Cooke DL, Hallam DK, Hetts SW, Kim LJ, Kim H, Ghodke BY. Less Can Be More: Targeted Embolization of Aneurysms in Arteriovenous Malformations with No Subsequent Resection. Poster session presented at Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Do P, Ma M, Alexander M, Kang Y, Pandit R, Patel M. Web-Based Interactive Generation of Structured Reports for Lumbar Spine MRI Improves Conformity with Consensus Reporting Guidelines. Poster session presented at Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting Educational Exhibit, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Alexander MD, Rebhun J, Hetts SW, Cooke DL. Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke Due to Thrombosis of Stenotic Atherosclerotic Lesions of the Posterior Circulation. Poster session presented at Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Ma M, Alexander MD, Metting SW, Caruso P, Yousuf N, Patel MR. Piccadilly Circus of the Head and Neck: Cross-Sectional Imaging and Angiography of the Pterygopalatine Fossa. Poster session presented at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Annual Meeting Educational Exhibit, Montreal, QC. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Metting SW, Alexander MD, Pandit RP, Patel MR. Triangles in Neuroradiology. Poster session presented at American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Alexander MD, McTaggart RA, Choudhri OA, Marcellus ML, Do HM. Single Center Experience with Percutaneous Sclerotherapy with Ethanolamine for Lymphatic Malformations of the Head and Neck. Poster session presented at Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, Miami, FL. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Alexander MD, McTaggart RA, Choudhri OA, Wu A, Ross M, Do HD. Quantitative Volumetric Analysis of Head and Neck Venous and Lymphatic Malformations to Assess Response to Percutaneous Sclerotherapy. Poster session presented at American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Metting SW, Alexander MD, Pandit RP, Patel MR. Utility of CTA for Evaluation of Acute Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage at a Community Hospital. Poster session presented at American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Alexander MD, McTaggart RA, Marks MP. Initial Hemorrhage Pattern Affects Utility of Repeat Angiography Following Negative Initial Angiogram for Non-Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Poster session presented at Society of Neurointerventional Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Alexander MD, Lee KK, Trinh J, Ha BY, Pandit R, Patel MR. Pictorial Essay of Cephaloceles and Their Mimics. Poster session presented at American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Loya JJ, Flaherty B, Alexander MD, Ha BY, Torres RA, Pandit R, Schroeder A. Surgical Intervention Versus Observation for Pediatric Patients with Epidural Hematomas. Poster session presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Alexander MD, Hetts, SW, Dowd CF, Halbach VY, Higashida RT, English, JD. Supernova Hemorrhage of Arteriovenous Malformations following Gamma-Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Poster session presented at American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Poster, Presented, 2011.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • University of Utah Health Sciences Center Bridge Fund Mechanism, $80,000. PI: - 2023. Total project budget to date:
  • Evaluation of Plasma Levels of Circulating Cell-Free DNA Following Magnetic Resonance Guided Transcranial Focused Ultrasound for Brain Tissue Ablation: A Feasibility Study, $25,000, Principal Investigator: Sarah Menacho, MD (Neurosurgery). PI: - 2022. Total project budget to date:
  • Submitted Proposal--Treating Epilepsy Noninvasively with Focused Ultrasound Fornicotomy, WM Keck Foundation Research Grant. PI: - 2024. Total project budget to date:
  • Submitted Proposal--Artificial Intelligence to Improve Cerebral Perfusion and Clinical Outcome Following Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Translational Research Proposal, W.M. Keck Foundation Research Grant. PI: - 2024. Total project budget to date:
  • MRI-Guided Fornicotomy for Noninvasive Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy in a Rat Model, $8,000. PI: - 2022. Total project budget to date:
  • Submitted Proposal--Development of Novel Image Processing and Contrast Agents for Improved Diagnosis of Intracranial Atherosclerosis using a Rabbit Model, KL2 Career Development Award. PI: - 2022. Total project budget to date:
  • MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Fornix Ablation for Epilepsy in a Rat Model, $50,000, Principal Investigator: John Rolston, MD, PhD (Neurosurgery). PI: - 2022. Total project budget to date:
  • Toward the Next Generation in Transcranial MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound: Innovations in Thermal and Acoustic Model-Based Planning and Monitoring for Improved Safety, Efficacy, and Efficiency, $ 2,468,000.00, 5% effort, Co-Prinicpal Investigators: Dennis Parker, PhD, Viola Rieke, PhD (Radiology and Imaging Sciences). PI: - 2023. Total project budget to date:
  • Multimodal Assessment and Optimization of an Improved Rabbit Model of Intracranial Atherosclerosis, Transformational Grant. PI: - 2022. Total project budget to date:
  • Pre-Clinical Testing, Neurovascular Scaffolding, Industry Collaboration Grant with Alucent Biomedical, Inc. PI: - 2021. Total project budget to date:
  • Pre-Clinical Investigation for Using MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Non-Invasive Brain Therapies. PI: - 2022. Total project budget to date:
  • Multi Endpoint Evaluation of a Rabbit Model of Intracranial Atherosclerosis, Joe Niekro Research Grant. PI: - 2018. Total project budget to date:
  • Exploratory Research Grant, UCSF Interventional Radiology Research Laboratory. PI: - 2016. Total project budget to date:
  • Seed Grant, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. PI: - 2016. Total project budget to date:
  • The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant. PI: - 2018. Total project budget to date:

Languages

  • English, Fluent.
  • Spanish, Functional.