Alexander Zubkov, PH.D., M.D., FAHA

Alexander Y. Zubkov, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Stroke care is complex and does not stop when a patient is discharged from the hospital.  We offer comprehensive follow-up for Stroke care, and focus on prevention through health and wellness.

Your care in my clinic includes review of all medical records from the hospital, including imaging and laboratory data. I will order further testing that will help us discover the possible reason for the Stroke, so we may work together towards recovery and prevention. Ultimately, my goal is for my patients to understand the cause of their Stroke so they can avoid recurrent illness and to continue recovery. I will also help to improve overall health that will further aid in the recovery.

I will approach your care with you in a holistic way. About 70% of all strokes are related to lifestyle choices. Many diseases that ultimately lead to stroke are related to how we live and what we eat. I firmly believe that we need to address lifestyle, nutrition and medical therapy to maximize your success at recovery and prevention.


Patient testimonials

This provider is totally interested in hearing what his patients have to say. He is efficient yet takes his time to really listen. Excellent doctor – the best!
Dr. Zubkov is a wonderful, caring provider. He has been the one provider connecting health and wellness to the foods I eat.  Because of him I am at an ideal weight and healthier than I have been in decades.
Dr. Zubkov is a brilliant, caring and compassionate, insightful doctor.
I went to 9 doctors before seeing Dr. Zubkov – he was the only one to diagnose, the only one to test to rule out MS, etc. I would recommend him! I feel your clinic is very lucky to have him on your staff.

specializing in

Vascular Neurology
Critical Care Neurology
General Neurology
ReCode Protocol


Cerebral aneurysms
Ischemic strokes
Intracerebral hemorrhage
Multiple sclerosis

Primary Office

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Edina Office

Southdale Place
3400 West 66th Street, Suite 150
Edina, MN, 55435

Hospital Affiliations


Abbott Northwestern Hospital

800 East 28th Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55407 

Fairview Southdale Hospital

6401 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

Fairview Ridges Hospital

201 East Nicollet Boulevard
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education, Certifications, Memberships

Doctor of Medicine – First Leningrad Medical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994
Neurosurgery Residency – A.L. Polenov Neurosurgical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996
Graduate School – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Jackson, MS, 2000
Research Fellowship – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Jackson, MS, 2001
Internal Medicine Internship – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 2002
Neurology Residency – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 2005
Fellowship – 2006 Jay A. Pritzker Neuroscience/Cerebral Vascular Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology, 2007
Fellowship – Neurological Intensive Care Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology, 2008
“Reversing Cognitive Decline Advanced Clinical Training” certification course, Institute of Functional Medicine, 2019

Board Certified – Neurology
Board Certified – Vascular Neurology
Board Certified – Neurocritical Care
MRI/CT Certificate, The American Society of Neuroimaging
Certified, ReCode Protocol (Dr. Dale Bredesen’s protocol for reversing cognitive decline)

Mississippi Chapter Society for Neuroscience, 2001
American Academy of Neurology, 2002
American Neuroimaging Society, 2006
American Heart Association, Stroke Council, 2007
Institute of Functional Medicine, 2019

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Publications, Directorships, Boards, Additional Positions

Chief Resident – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 2004-2005
Faculty Appointment – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Specialty Clinics of Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis, 2005-2006, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
2009 – present
Faculty Appointment – Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Assistant Professor of Neurology, 2007-2008
Faculty Appointment – University of Minnesota, Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology, 2009 – present
Medical Director, Fairview Southdale Hospital Stroke Program, 2008 -present
Fellow of American Heart Association, 2009