Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Alexander Flint, MD


Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

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Redwood City Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 650-299-2290

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I attended medical school and graduate school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. My graduate work on the development of the cerebral cortex was in the Columbia Neuroscience department with Arnold R. Kriegstein, M.D., Ph.D. I completed a Neurology residency at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University. My family and I then moved to California so I could obtain further postgraduate training in Neurocritical Care and Stroke at the University of California, San Francisco. I am board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

I am a Neurointensivist and Stroke Specialist at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City. Neurointensivists are Intensive Care Unit (ICU) doctors with a background in Neurology. For more information about Neurocritical Care, please visit the website for the Neurocritical Care Society. At Kaiser Permanente Redwood City, the Neuroscience Center of Excellence encompasses Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, and Neurocritical Care.

I treat patients with stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), subdural hematomas (SDH), epidural hematomas (EDH), hydrocephalus, elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), brain aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and other conditions that lead to neurological critical illness. I work closely with the excellent Neurosurgeons and Interventional Neuroradiologists here at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City and help treat many of their patients in the pre-operative and post-operative phases of care.
I chose the fields of Neurology, Neurocritical Care, and Stroke after coming to the practice of medicine from a background in basic Neurobiology.

My colleagues and I maintain an active clinical research and quality assurance program based at the Redwood City Neuroscience Center of Excellence and the Division of Research in Oakland. I believe that Kaiser Permanente, as a fully integrated healthcare system with a rich medical informatics system, offers its physicians, members, and researchers an opportunity to better define the standard of evidence-based medicine and use research to improve clinical outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities

Neurointensivist and Stroke Specialist
Local Research Chair, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
Medical Director of Neuroscience Quality, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City


Medical EducationColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
New York, NY
InternshipColumbia University School of Medicine,
New York, NY
ResidencyColumbia University Medical Center,
New York, NY
FellowshipUC San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Board CertificationNeurology,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board CertificationVascular Neurology,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesRedwood City Medical Center
License Type
State of Issue
Doctor of Medicine
09/30/2018 00:00:00

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1588694061
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), 2014.
Morris F. Collen Research Award, The Permanente Medical Group, 2013
Chief Resident, Neurological Institute of New York, 2004-2005.
Alpha Omega Alpha, Magna Cum Laude, Sigma Xi, 1993-2000.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • California Medical Association

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