Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. John Alksne of UC San Diego Health

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John Alksne, MD, is a neurosurgeon specializing in neurological oncology at San Diego-based Jacobs Medical Center and the UC San Diego Medical Center, both operated by UC San Diego Health.

Dr. Alksne focuses on the treatment of patients with neurological conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, tic douloureux, facial pain, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and acoustic neuroma.

He is a professor of neurosurgery and former Dean of the UC San Diego School of Medicine and helped establish the UC San Diego Program in Gene Therapy, which incorporates research, training and clinical trials.

Dr. Alksne previously served as chief of neurosurgery at Harbor General Hospital at UC Los Angeles as well as professor and chair of neurological surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

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