Alex Mohit, MD, PhD
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgeon / Complex Spinal Surgeon
Neurosurgeon / Complex Spinal Surgeon
Harbor Spine & Joint Center Surgery Partners
Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates, St. Joseph Medical Center
and St. Anthony’s Hospital
Medical Director, Neurosurgery
St. Joseph Medical Center
Education & Training
AO Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, Cleveland, OH
Skull base Surgery Fellowship
Harborview Medical Center (Infolded), Seattle, WA
University of Washington Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Elective, International Neurosurgery
Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, London, England
Internship, General Surgery
University of Washington Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Keck School of Medicine USC, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Diplomate of American Board of Neurological Surgery
- 2000 Passed written examination
- 2010 Passed oral examination
Neurosurgery Subspecialty Certification
- 2006 Skull Base Surgery
- 2007 Complex Spine Surgery
Active Medical Licensure
Inactive Medical Licensure
Ohio State, voluntarily relinquished
Secretary, Pierce County Medical Society
Tacoma Trauma Trust
Founder, Tacoma Spine Interest Group
CHI Franciscan Peer Review Committee
CHI Franciscan Neuroscience Leadership Council Honors & Awards
AO traveling spine fellow, AOSpine North America
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Dean’s Scholar, Keck School of Medicine USC
Tio Family Medical Scholarship, Keck School of Medicine USC
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Ivler Medical Student Scholarship, Keck School of Medicine USC
APC Honor Society, Association of Pathology Chairs
Aubert Medical Student Scholarship, Keck School of Medicine USC
Dean’s Honor Roll, Keck School of Medicine USC
Invited Presentations & Lectures
Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury Musculoskeletal Research and Education Symposium
Expandable Interbody Cages in Correction of Deformity Globus Spine Scientific Symposium
Cerebral Concussions in Youth Athletics Kitsap and Pierce county Coaches Symposium
Clinical Outcomes and Fusion Rates in Non-Instrumented Lumbar Facet Fusions in Osteoporotic Patients, Franciscan/Multicare Spine Symposium
Professional & Scientific Societies
North American Spine Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
USC Salerni Collegium
Society of Neuroscience
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Grants & Contracts
Title: C2/3 transfacet screw: A novel surgical anchor for the Atlas
Co-PI: Edward Benzel MD
Source: DePuy Spine
Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Differentiation in Medulloblastoma
Co-PI: James Olson, MD PhD
Source: National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Title: Molecular genetics of Neuronal Degeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease
PI: Caleb Finch, PhD
Source: National Institute of Aging Training Grant
Research fellow, Molecular genetics of medulloblastoma,
with James Olson, MD PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Research Fellow, Molecular genetics of glaucoma,
with Rohit Varma, MD, California Inst. of Technology
Dissertation: Molecular characterization of a novel human brain-specific MAP kinase, with Carol Miller, MD, USC School of Medicine, Department of Pathology/Institute of Neuroscience
Research Assistant, Molecular analysis of a novel drosophila lens crystalline, with Carol Miller, MD, USC School of Medicine, Department of Pathology/Institute of Neuroscience
Khor S, Shonnard N, Chapman J, Mohit AA, Bellabarba C, Flum D. Functional and pain outcomes in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery: a statewide approach to improving patient decision making. JAMA Surgery In Press (2018).
Mohit AA. Cellular events and pathophysiology of spinal cord injury. Spine 41 Suppl 7: S28 (2016).
Mohit AA and Orr RD. Percutaneous vertebral augmentation in pathologic fractures. Sem. Orthop Surg, (2008).
Mohit AA and Orr RD. Percutaneous vertebral augmentation in osteoporotic fractures. Curr Opin Orthop 18:221–225, (2007).
Mohit AA, Shurtleff D, Avellino A, Loeser J and Ellenbogen R. Increased Incidence of Chiari I malformation in Lipomyelomeningocele patients. J NS pediatrics. (2007).
Stevenson K, Avellino AM, Mohit AA, Lundin DA, Ellenbogen RG. Surgical approaches to pineal region tumors. Neurosurgery Operative Nuances. (2007).
Mohit AA, Sekhar LN, Natarajan SK, Britz GW, Ghodke B. High-flow bypass grafts in the management of complex intracranial aneurysms. Neurosurgery; 60(2 Suppl 1), (2007).
Mohit AA, Fisher DJ, Matthews DC, Hoffer E and Avellino AM. Inferior vena cava thrombosis causing acute cauda equina syndrome: A case report. J Neurosurg;104(1 Suppl):46-9 (2006).
Mohit AA, Mirza SH and Goodkin R. Charcot spine can trigger autonomic dysreflexia in spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurosurg Spine. Apr;2(4):476-80 (2005).
Mohit AA. Eskridge J, Ellenbogen R and Shaffrey C. Aneurysmal bone cyst of the Atlas: successful treatment through selective arterial embolization. Neurosurgery. Oct;55(4):982 (2004).
Mohit AA, Santiago P and Rostomily R. Intramedullary tuberculoma can mimic CNS lymphoma in an AIDS patient. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004 Nov;75(11):1636-8 (2004).
Mohit AA, Samii A, Slimp J, Grady S, and Goodkin R. Mechanical failure of the electrode wire in deep brain stimulators. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2004 Mar;10(3):153-6.
Mohit AA, Grant G, Stevenson K, Girotto J, Gruss J, Manning S, Ellenbogen RG. A large planum sphenoidale meningioma with sinonasal extension in a child. Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2003 Nov;39(5):270-4.
Mohit AA, Schuster JM, Mirza SK, Mann FA. "Plough" fracture: shear fracture of the anterior arch of the atlas. Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Sep;181(3):770.
Wang MY, Mimran, R, Mohit AA, Lavine SD and Giannotta S. Carotid Stenosis in a Multi-ethnic Population. J Stroke cerebrovasc Dis. 2000 Mar-Apr; 9(2):64-9.
Martin JH, Mohit AA, and Miller CA. Developmental expression in the mouse nervous system of p493F12 SAP kinase. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1996 Jan;35(1-2):47-57.
Mohit AA, Martin JH, and Miller CA. p493F12 kinase: A novel MAP kinase expressed in a subset of neurons in the human nervous system. Neuron. 1995 Jan;14(1):67-78.
Published Abstracts & Presentations
Mohit AA, Tzortidis F, Elahi F and Sekhar LN. Longterm outcomes after microsurgical resection of foramen magnum meningiomas, AANS abstracts 2006.
Mohit AA, Loeser J, Avellino A, Ellenbogen R and Shurtleff D. Increased Incidence of Chiari I malformation in Lipomyelomeningocele patients. Society for Research on Hydrocephalus Meeting Abstracts, Barcelona, Spain 2005.
Mohit AA, Zhou J, Wiseman D and Dailey AT. Efficacy of Delayed Magnesium Administration in spinal Cord injury in the Rat. North American Spine Society Abstracts, 2005.
Mohit AA, Samii A, Slimp J and Goodkin R. Mechanical failure of the electrode wire in deep brain stimulators. Movement Disorders Society meeting abstracts. 2002.
Mohit AA, Foltz G, Grant G, Walker L, Nelson P and Ellenbogen R. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in human medulloblastoma cell lines. AANS-Pediatrics meeting abstracts. 2000.
Masri L, Lavine S, Mohit A, Wang M and Levy M. Factors Predicting survival in cranial gunshot wounds. AANS Meeting Abstracts. 1998.
Mohit AA, Kim OJ and Miller CA. p493F12 kinase phosphorylates microtubule-associated protein tau. American Assoc. of Neuropathology Abstracts. 1995.
Martin JH, Mohit AA, and Miller CA. A novel neuron-specific MAP kinase in adult and developing mouse. Society of Neuroscience Abstracts. 1994.
Mohit AA, Martin JH, and Miller CA. A novel neuron-specific MAP kinase: A possible pathogenic mediator in AD. American Assoc. of Neuropathology Abstracts. 1994.
Martin J, Nawrot M, Mohit A, Benzer S, and Miller CA. Novel nuclear protein expressed in adult Drosophila and human retina. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Molecular Neurobiology of Drosophila. 1991.
Mohit A, and Miller CA. Novel intermediate filament identified in AD neuronal distribution. American Assoc. of Neuropathology Abstracts. 1991.
Mohit A, Howard J, and Miller CA. MAb 3F12 identifies abnormal vascular structures in Alzheimer's disease. J. Neuropath. Exp. Neurol.1990; 49: 272.
Mohit A, Rudnicka M, Atkinson R, Garner J, and Miller CA. Partial molecular characterization of a neuronal antigen in AD-vulnerable neurons. J. Neuropath. Exp. Neurol. 1989; 48: 341.
Mohit AA. Management of Failed back Syndrome. Handbook of Neurosurgery. Editors Benzel and Samandouras. Oxford University Press, (2009).
Mohit AA. Syringomyelia. Handbook of Neurosurgery. Editors Benzel and Samandouras. Oxford University Press, (2009).
Mohit AA and Dailey AT. “Management of post-traumatic syringomyelia.” Neurosurgical Operative Atlas 2E: Spine and Peripheral Nerve, C.Wolfla and DK Resnick editors, Thieme (2006).
Mohit AA, Dailey AT. “Cervifix and Starlock: Instrumentation for posterior fixation of the cervical spine.” Spinal Instrumentation. Kim, DH editor. Thieme (2005).
Britz GW, Mohit AA, and Johnston F. “Craniofacial Resection for Anterior Skull Base Tumors.” Neurosurgery Operative Techniques. Schmidek and Sweet: Elsevier, (2005).