CENTER OF EXCELLENCE | NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY

A HUB FOR INSPIRED

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL CARE


BUILDING ON THE MOMENTUM GENERATED BY A PERIOD OF RAPID GROWTH, BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS ON COURSE TO BECOME ONE OF THE PREMIER DESTINATIONS FOR PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL CARE IN THE COUNTRY. 

Nationally recognized for quality of care, expertise and excellent outcomes, the region’s largest comprehensive pediatric neuroscience center, under the leadership of P. David Adelson, MD, has recently experienced explosive growth—tripled numbers overall—with the state’s deepest expertise in clinical programs, including: 

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurocritical care
  • Movement disorders
  • Headache
  • Concussion
  • Brachial plexus
  • Sleep medicine
  • Neuro-oncology 
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Craniofacial malformations
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Neuroimaging
  • Ketogenic diet 

Future plans include growth in: 

  • Neurogenetics
  • Fetal neuroscience 
  • Spinal program 

Plans are also underway to improve access to care through a statewide pediatric neurology/neurosurgery virtual health delivery system. 

A CENTER OF INNOVATION

Advancing neurological research is a core area of excellence for Barrow at Phoenix Children’s. One especially promising project, led by Michael Kruer, MD, seeks to enhance understanding of the neurogenetic underpinnings of cerebral palsy and other movement and spasticity disorders.

The development of brain-computer interface technology and therapies designed to improve function following traumatic brain injury are also among the investigations underway that underscore Barrow’s commitment to creating a comprehensive program for restorative and regenerative neuroscience. 

Barrow at Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center, the highest level designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. 

“We realize that research is critical to finding better treatments and cures for children with traumatic brain injuries and tumors. We know that investing in research at Phoenix Children’s is an investment in the future of the lives of patients who need and deserve the very best care possible.”

DIANE AND BRUCE HALLE, DIANE & BRUCE HALLE FOUNDATION