Dr. Alexander Flint is a Neurointensivist and stroke specialist, and the inventor behind Bedrock Inventions 

Clinical Background

I attended medical school and graduate school at Columbia University in New York City, and I did postgraduate training in Neurology at Columbia and in Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology at UCSF. 

I have been in clinical practice as a Neurointensivist and Stroke specialist in Northern California since 2007. 


Research

I use large datasets from an integrated healthcare delivery system and other sources to address practical questions in Neurocritical Care and Stroke. Recent studies include the role of statins in acute stroke, a predictive tool for determining chances of a good outcome after stroke (the THRIVE Score), a method for assessing post-stroke outcome (the mRS-9Q), and a way to reduce the rate of infections associated with external ventricular drains (EVDs). 


Computers

I cofounded the medical imaging cloud startup company image32.com, which was acquired by Citrix in 2015. I use Python and Swift to develop technologies related to research tools, such as the mRS-9Q website, the THRIVE Score website, and the THRIVE Score iPhone app.  


INVENTIONS

I started inventing and developing medical devices to address gaps in clinical care that I originally encountered during my clinical training. The bulk of my patent development work has centered on measurement and treatment of shivering during therapeutic temperature management (TTM) and an easy-to-use system to safely place external ventricular drains (EVDs).