PHOENIX Magazine’s 2016 TOP DOC’s Issue Spotlights Female Barrow Surgeons Dr. Ruth Bristol and Dr. Laura Snyder


Barrow’s Dr. Laura Snyder and Dr. Ruth Bristol in PHOENIX Magazine’s TOP DOC’s issue.

Women account for anywhere from 46 to 60 percent of medical school graduates in the U.S., but only 5 percent of board-certified neurosurgeons, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Therefore, we are proud to see, Barrow’s Ruth Bristol, a pediatric neurosurgeon, and Laura Snyder, a specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery, featured in the TOP DOC’s issue in a profile story aptly titled “Smooth Operators.” In addition to recognizing them for inspiring other up-and-coming female neurosurgeons, the article also acknowledges their contributions to the field of neurosurgery.

We are no doubt fortunate to have them affiliated with Barrow and privileged to benefit from their expertise right here in our Valley backyard!

Click here to read the full PHOENIX Magazine feature about Dr. Bristol and Dr. Snyder.

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