Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

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Dr. Ali Krisht, MD
News Release Source/Contact MARGARET PRESTON DEDMAN ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM (501) 552-3249 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 22, 2012 St. Vincent Neurosurgeon Recognized Among the Top One Percent in the Nation (LITTLE ROCK, AR) – St. Vincent neurosurgeon, Ali Krisht, M.D., director of the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI), has been named among the top one percent of neurosurgeons in the nation by physician ratings firm Castle Connolly. Also, U.S. News & World Report recently named him one of the country's leading neurosurgeons. With a focus on cranial neurosurgery, Krisht has an international reputation for his pioneering work with rare tumors and aneurysm treatment. He is also an expert in a variety of neurological subspecialties, including skull-base surgery, cerebral aneurysm, neuro-oncology, epilepsy and other conditions and advanced treatments. "We're very proud that Dr. Krisht has been recognized by Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report for his expertise," said Peter D. Banko, President and CEO St. Vincent Health System. "As one of the nation's foremost physicians in neurosurgery Dr. Krisht not only provides excellent care for patients, but also uses his expertise to train and attract other high quality physicians to St. Vincent. Like St. Vincent Dr. Krisht is dedicated to serving our community and the world," Banko added. Krisht, who is editor of Contemporary Neurosurgery, has expertise in acute stroke treatment, skull base surgery and vascular neurosurgery. He is a prominent lecturer both nationally and internationally. He is among only a few neurosurgeons in the world specifically trained to perform delicate and complex procedures within the skull base where eye orbits, ear canals, cranial nerves, major arteries and the blood drainage system of the brain are located.

5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210

Little Rock, AR 72205

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(501) 552-6412

Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
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Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Krisht "CHI St Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas's only Magnet designated hospital, is home to one of the few world-class, community-based, neuroscience institutes, the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI).

ANI offers a full range of comprehensive neurosurgical services which incorporates the entire spectrum of neurological disorders, skull base surgery, vascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, spine and spinal cord surgery, epilepsy surgery and surgery for movement disorders.

ANI is directed by Dr Ali Krisht, internationally renowned neurosurgeon who has world-recognized expertise in vascular microsurgery involving the treatment of aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations and acute treatment of stroke. Dr Ali F. Krisht was named in the top 1% of all neurosurgeons in the United States by the physician ratings firm Castle Connolly. Dr Krisht is also the chief editor of Contemporary Neurosurgery journal.

ANI offers CHI St Vincent patients, the Little Rock community, the State of Arkansas and indeed the world the best treatment options from discovery to recovery with hope, compassion and expertise.

  • ANI ranked #1 in Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Hospitals Rankings
  • ANI led by world renowned neurosurgeon Dr Ali F. Krisht
  • ANI team of highly skilled neurosurgeons perform all aspects of neurosurgery
  • Internationally acclaimed Neurosurgical Services
  • State-of-the-Art technology and care
  • Dedication to Research and Education
  • Unparalleled Medical Expertise and Experience


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  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • International College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Emory University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Krisht has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Krisht's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Krisht to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Krisht's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Paris, AR |
He has performed 3 diffbrant tumor removals surgeries from my Dad's front cranial area! He is absolutely an amazing trustworthy experienced Dr! I am so glad he has always taking care of my Dad because he is the only Dad I have. I have been an only child since my brother passed away 13 yrs ago this Dec from MD. I could not imagine even one day with out my Dad and so I'm very happy to say Dr Krisht has giving me more days with my Dad in my life until it is he time for God to take him home! Thanks!
Definitely would not recommend him to anyone. My dad was having head problems and went to him. Dr. Krisht did not give him any answers and didn't really want to help at all. He released him without any answers, so my dad still hurts! He thinks he is fine but the symptoms are there! Awful service!
in El Dorado, AR |
I am so pleased with the care Dr. Krisht gave our family. Thank you Dr. Krisht. --Alvin, Sr., Alvin, Jr., Alvian, Alvion and Denise Miller
in Little Rock, AR |
Great doctor
in Mountain View, AR |
Thank you, Dr. Krisht and St.Vincent staff for saving my life! Dr. Krisht removed a 18 mm x 16mm lesion from my brain on 20 August 2016. My son said post op I remarked to Dr. Krisht that the tumor must have been deeper than we thought because it took four hours to remove it. He said Dr. Krisht just smiled and said, "It was exactly where I thought it was." I tend to believe him!
in Fayetteville, AR |
I was a COPD Stage 4 patient with 2 major brain blockages. I was air-vaced to St. Vincent and prior arrangements had been made with Dr. Krisht by my EMR doctor. I had been told that my chances were slim due to the length of surgery and having to be on ventilator for so long of a time. When Dr. Krisht walked into my room.. I knew, in my heart, that he was God sent. He got me stabilized and after the surgery, I was on my feet within 24 hr. He has a special team that he has. Awesome!!
Little Rock, AR |
Dr. Krisht is an awesome Dr. his staff is unhelpful, rude and very unprofessional. I had an aneurysm & after surgery I had to wait 2 months to see Dr Krisht. I had excruciating pain & I was trying to schedule an appt to resolve this pain. The office staff would not let me see him. They said the pain was normal & kept giving me pain pills. they kept saying I needed to go to the ER. I went to the ER 4 times in 2 months. when I finally saw him he apologized & gave me pain prevention medication
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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  • Humana
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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  • POMCO Group
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CHI St. Vincent Infirmary
2 Saint Vincent Cir
Little Rock, AR 72205
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