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

Specializing in:
Vascular Neurology • Critical Care Neurology • General Neurology • Neuroimaging • ReCode Protocol
Dr. Alexander Y. Zubkov Mainneapolis Neurology Clinic

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.

Languages Other Than English:

  • Russian


  • 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, 2019 and 2020

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 -2018
  • Fellow of American Heart Association, 2009
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Edina Office

Southdale Place
3400 West 66th Street, Suite 150
Edina, MN, 55435
Hospital Affiliations:
Active Staff:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Active Staff:
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
Active Staff:
Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 East Nicollet Boulevard
Burnsville, MN 55337
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