Barrow Surgeons Dominate Neurosurgery Category in PHOENIX Magazine’s 2016 TOP DOC’s Issue– Capturing 8 out of 9 spots!

April 6, 2016 | Posted In: Barrow Stories, Brain Health, Newsroom, Spine Health


A big congratulations are in order to the amazing group of Barrow Brain & Spine physicians who made PHOENIX Magazine’s highly anticipated 2016 TOP DOC’s issue! In the Neurosurgery category, eight of the nine doctors recognized are part of Barrow’s world-class neurosurgery team, including:

1. F. David Barranco., M.D.

2. Frederick F. Marciano, M.D.

3. Peter Nakaji, M.D.

4. Randall W. Porter, M.D.

5. Robert F Spetzler, M.D.

6. Nicholas Theodore, M.D.

7. Luis M. Tumialán, M.D.

8. John E Wanebo, M.D.

While it is quite an honor to be among the doctors recognized in PHOENIX Magazine’s annual TOP DOCs listing, Barrow surgeon Frederick F. Marciano received special acknowledgment as this year’s “Top Vote Getter” in the Neurosurgery category.

“We are extremely proud to have dominated this year’s TOP DOCs list in the Neurosurgery category,” said Barrow Brain and Spine CEO John Kinna. “I believe that this recognition is a reflection of the world class care patients receive here at Barrow Brain and Spine. Our doctors continue to innovate, going above and beyond for patients, and advancing the entire field of neurosurgery. A big kudos to our dedicated and deserving team!”

We are also proud to announce that Raj M. Singh, M.D. was recognized as a top doctor in the Physiatry/Pain Management & Rehab category.

In order to be named to the annual list of TOP DOCs, physicians are chosen by their peers within the medical community. Every year, PHOENIX Magazine obtains listings of more than 800 Valley physicians practicing within 52 different specialties. Surveys are sent out and doctors anonymously nominate the peers they deem to be “tops” within each specialty. PHOENIX Magazine then tallies the votes and the winners are announced in the highly anticipated April issue. Who are the prominent docs across each specialty that made the cut this year? Check out the full listing of PHOENIX Magazine’s 2016 TOP DOCs here:

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