Alexandra Popescu MD
  • Alexandra Popescu, MD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology

Alexandra Popescu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery Program

Specialized Areas of Research Interest

 Dr. Popescu’s research interests are focused on epilepsy and electroencephalography.  Additionally, she is involved in the care of comatose patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest with seizures, myoclonic or non-convulsive status epilepticus.


Dr. Popescu joined the Epilepsy Division in 2009 after completing subspecialty training in clinical neurophysiology.  She has a special interest in caring for patients with seizures and epilepsy and in evaluating patients for possible epilepsy surgery.  In addition to her outpatient epilepsy clinic, Dr. Popescu has attending responsibilities in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), Continuous EEG monitoring, electroencephalography (EEG) and Neurology Consult service.

Dr. Popescu completed a clinical neurophysiology fellowship focused on EEG and epilepsy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  At the conclusion of her fellowship, she was honored with the “Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Award” for exceptional skills in clinical neurophysiology.

Dr. Popescu graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania in 2001.  She started her career as a neurosurgery resident in Bucharest before moving to the United Stated where she completed an internship at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University followed by a neurology residency at UPMC (2005-2008).

Dr. Popescu’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology Subspecialty Examination 
The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN) (added competency in epilepsy monitoring)

Hospital Privileges
UPMC Montefiore
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital

Professional Organization Membership
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society