Alexandria Marino, MD, PhD


Alexandria Marino, MD, PhD

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
M.D., cum laude, 2018

Ph.D., Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, 2016. Dissertation: Perisaccadic updating of attentional state.

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Bachelor of Arts with honors in Cognitive Science, 2005

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Certification in secondary science education, 2007


Research Interests and Experience

Grant funding: NIH/NIMH F30MH102010, PI. (Sponsors: James Mazer and Daeyeol Lee)
Neural mechanism of sustained spatial attention across saccades.

Neurophysiology, functional neurosurgery, pediatrics, vascular, vision, resident and patient education

Professional Experience

Teach for America corps member, secondary chemistry educator. Los Angeles, CA, 2005-2007.

University of California, Los Angeles. Research assistant, neuroimaging in schizophrenia, 2007-2008.


M.D./Ph.D. program graduation award, May 2018

AANS travel award, 2018


Establishment of Age- and Sex-Specific Reference Cerebral Ventricle Volumes

World Neurosurg. 2023 Apr 21:S1878-8750(23)00539-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2023.04.055. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The diagnosis of hydrocephalus is dependent on clinical symptoms and radiographic findings including ventriculomegaly. Our goal was to generate…

A Multicenter, Propensity Score-Matched Assessment of Endoscopic Versus Microscopic Approaches in the Management of Pituitary Adenomas

Neurosurgery. 2023 Apr 14. doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002497. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: There is considerable controversy as to which of the 2 operating modalities (microsurgical or endoscopic transnasal surgery) currently used to…

Melanoma brain metastasis mimicking cortical laminar necrosis

Surg Neurol Int. 2022 Dec 23;13:584. doi: 10.25259/SNI_285_2022. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Metastatic lesions to the brain are common in patients with melanoma. Imaging characteristics can support the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma,…

Chiari I Malformation and Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2023 Jan;34(1):35-41. doi: 10.1016/ breathing (SDB) is a frequent symptomatic feature of pediatric Chiari I, reported in at least 24% of patients presenting to neurosurgeons. Here…

Revision thoracolumbar surgery for flat back deformity: staged ALIF and posterior column osteotomies to avoid three-column osteotomy

Neurosurg Focus Video. 2020 Jan 1;2(1):V5. doi: 10.3171/2020.1.FocusVid.19740. eCollection 2020 Jan.ABSTRACTThree-column osteotomies (3COs) can achieve significant alignment correction when revising fixed sagittal plane deformities; however, the technique is associated with…

Determining the time frame of maximum clinical improvement in surgical decompression for cervical spondylotic myelopathy when stratified by preoperative myelopathy severity: a cervical Quality Outcomes Database study

J Neurosurg Spine. 2022 Jun 17:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2022.5.SPINE211425. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: While surgical decompression is an important treatment modality for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), it remains unclear if the…

The effects of avoiding extended antimicrobial drain prophylaxis on Clostridioides difficile and postprocedural infection rates: a 5-year retrospective

J Neurosurg. 2022 Jan 14:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2021.11.JNS211459. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Postprocedural infection is a consequential complication of neurosurgical intervention. Periprocedural antimicrobial prophylaxis is routinely administered to prevent infection, and…

Neurocysticercosis Presenting as an Isolated Suprasellar Lesion

World Neurosurg. 2020 Sep;141:352-356. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.05.212. Epub 2020 Jun 6.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Although extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis (NCC) is well established, presentation in the suprasellar space is rare. When presenting in the suprasellar space,…

Surgery for Pediatric Pituitary Adenomas

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2019 Oct;30(4):465-471. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Jul 5.ABSTRACTPituitary adenomas are a rare but important central nervous system tumor in children. Because of differences in growth and…

Chiari I malformation in children-the natural history

Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Oct;35(10):1793-1799. doi: 10.1007/s00381-019-04310-0. Epub 2019 Jul 30.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To review the natural history of asymptomatic and symptomatic pediatric Chiari I malformations with and without syringomyelia.MATERIALS AND METHODS:…

Resting state connectivity in neocortical epilepsy: The epilepsy network as a patient-specific biomarker

Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Feb;130(2):280-288. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.11.016. Epub 2018 Dec 6.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Localization related epilepsy (LRE) is increasingly accepted as a network disorder. To better understand the network specific characteristics of LRE,…

Saccades Trigger Predictive Updating of Attentional Topography in Area V4

Neuron. 2018 Apr 18;98(2):429-438.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.03.020.ABSTRACTDuring natural behavior, saccades and attention act together to allocate limited neural resources. Attention is generally mediated by retinotopic visual neurons; therefore, specific neurons representing…

Perisaccadic Updating of Visual Representations and Attentional States: Linking Behavior and Neurophysiology

Front Syst Neurosci. 2016 Feb 5;10:3. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00003. eCollection 2016.ABSTRACTDuring natural vision, saccadic eye movements lead to frequent retinal image changes that result in different neuronal subpopulations representing the same…

Hippocampal morphology in lithium and non-lithium-treated bipolar I disorder patients, non-bipolar co-twins, and control twins

Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Mar;33(3):501-10. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21239. Epub 2011 Mar 31.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Bipolar I disorder is a highly heritable psychiatric illness with undetermined predisposing genetic and environmental risk factors. We examined…

Attention doesn't slide: spatiotopic updating after eye movements instantiates a new, discrete attentional locus

Atten Percept Psychophys. 2011 Jan;73(1):7-14. doi: 10.3758/s13414-010-0016-3.ABSTRACTDuring natural vision, eye movements can drastically alter the retinotopic (eye-centered) coordinates of locations and objects, yet the spatiotopic (world-centered) percept remains stable. Maintaining…