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Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center

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350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Telephone: 1-800-227-7691
Fax: 602-798-9551
Website: www.thebarrow.org/acousticneuroma
Online Contact Form: https://www.thebarrow.org/Who_We_Are/Contact_Us/index.htm

Statement about the Center

The Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center at St. Joseph´s Hospital and Medical Center provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnostic testing, and treatment to patients with acoustic neuromas, neurofibromatosis - type 2 (bilateral acoustic neuromas), and temporal bone disorders. We are the only comprehensive center in the Southwest to offer all available treatment options to patients suffering from these diseases, including various surgical approaches, the Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) and radiosurgery (Gamma Knife/CyberKnife). Our multi-disciplinary medical team has worked together for more than 20 years to provide the best in patient care and treatment options.

NEUROSURGERY

randallporter

Randall Porter, M.D.

Co-Director, CyberKnife Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Co-Director, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center
Member, Barrow Skull Base Center
Member, ABI Team

Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 1993
Internship: General Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1993-1994
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph´s Hospital, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, 1994-2000
Fellowship: Cerebrovascular/Skull Base, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 1999-2000
Gamma Knife, Stockholm Sweden
Complex Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 1999
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 1998
Neurovascular/Skull Base Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 1998
Board Certification: Neurosurgery

 

andrewshetter
Andrew Shetter, M.D.

Director, Pain and Stereotactic Neurological Program
Director, Atkinson Pain Research Laboratory
Co-Director, Gamma Knife Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, CyberKnife  Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center

Member, Barrow Skull Base Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Chairman, Section of Functional Stereotactic Neurosurgery

Medical School: University of California Medical School, San Francisco, CA, 1970
Internship: Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, VA, 1970-1971
Residency: Barrow Neurological Associates, Phoenix, AZ, 1971-1976
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1975-1978
Board Certification: Neurosurgery and Pain Management

 

krissmith
Kris Smith, M.D.

Co-Director, Gamma Knife Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, Barrow Skull Base Center
Member, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, 1989
Internship: General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program, Phoenix, AZ, 1989-1990
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, 1990-1996
Fellowship: Preceptorship Under L. Dade Lunsford, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995
Leksell Gamma Knife Training Course, The Karolinska Gamma Knife Center at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Board Certification: Neurosurgery

 

robertspetzler

Robert Spetzler, M.D.

Director, Barrow Neurological Institute
Co-Director, Barrow Skull Base Center
Member, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center
J.N. Harber Chair of Neurological Surgery
Chairman and President, Barrow Neurological Associates
Professor of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ


Medical School: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1971
Internship: Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1971-1972
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, CA  1972-1977
Board Certification: Neurosurgery

 



NEUROTOLOGY

marksyms

Mark J. Syms, M.D.

Co-Director, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center
Member, Cyberknife Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, Barrow Skull Base Center
Member, ABI Team

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1993
Internship: General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1993-1994
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Tripler Regional Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 1994-1998
Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology, House Ear Clinic and House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2000-2002
Board Certification: Otolaryngology and Neurotology

 

peterweisskopf

 

Peter A. Weisskopf, M.D.

Co-Director, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center
Member, Barrow Skull Base Center
Member, CyberKnife Center @ Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, Gamma Knife Center @ Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, ABI Team

Medical School: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
Internship: Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 1993
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 2001
Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology, House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
Board Certification: Otolaryngology and Neurotology

RADIATION - ONCOLOGY

 

David_Brachman

 

David G. Brachman, M.D., FACRO

Chairman and Medical Director, Radiation Oncology
Co-Director, CyberKnife Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Co-Director, Gamma Knife Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
Member, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center
Member, Barrow Skull Base Center    
Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, M.D., 1982
Residency: Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL 1982 - 1985
Residency: Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals and Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1987 - 1991
Board Certification: Radiation Oncology and Internal Medicine

 

NEUROLOGY

dr fife

Terry D. Fife, M.D., FAAN

Director, Otoneurology, Vestibular Neurology 
Member, Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Center

Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, TX, 1986
Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA and Neurology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship:
Neuro-otology and Balance Disorders, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification:
Internal Medicine and Neurology

 

Vinodh_Narayanan

Vinodh Narayanan, M.D.

Co-Director, Pediatric Neurogenetics Center
Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinics
Director, Developmental Neurogenetics Lab
Barrow Acoustic Neuroma Team

Medical School: LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 1981
Internship: Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1981-1982
Residency: Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1982-1983
Neurology, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1983-1984
Pediatric Neurology, St. Louis Children´s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1984-1986
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1988
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology

 


 

 

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