Get to Know The Barrow Neurosurgical Team

Each of our physicians are experienced and capable of treating a wide range of conditions — even the most complex ones. One of the factors that makes our practice unique, however, is the depth of knowledge and expertise that we put to work for you, the patient. By breaking our physicians into highly-specialized teams, we ensure that you receive the right treatment for your specific condition.

Photograph of Dr. Felipe Albuquerque, MD, a neurosurgeon and neurological treatment expert based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Albuquerque

Specializations:

  • Vascular Diseases of the Brain and Spine
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Treatment
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Treatment
  • Carotid Stenosis Treatment
  • Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Treatment
Get to know Dr. Albuquerque
Photograph of Dr. Kaith Almefty, MD, a neurosurgeon and specialist in acoustic neuroma and meningioma treatment.

Dr. Almefty

Specializations:

  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Acoustic Neuroma Treatment
  • Schwannoma Treatment
  • Meningioma Treatment
  • Brain and Spine Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Get to know Dr. Almefty
Photograph of Dr. David Barranco, MD, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, and pituitary tumors.

Dr. Barranco

Specializations:

  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor & Disorder Treatment
  • Radiosurgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) Treatment
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Treatment
Get to know Dr. Barranco
Photograph of Dr. Steve Chang, MD, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Chang

Specializations:

  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Cranio-Cervical Junction Surgery
  • Complex & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Artificial Disc Surgery
  • Cyberknife Treatment
  • Robotic Surgery
Get to know Dr. Chang
Photograph of Dr. Tsinsue Chen, MD, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in deep brain stimulation and brain tumor treatment.

Dr. Chen

Specializations:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Hemifacial Spasm Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Disc Herniation Treatment
Get to know Dr. Chen
Photograph of V. Wes Crisp, an interventional pain medicine specialist based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Crisp

Specializations:

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
Get to know Dr. Crisp
Photograph of Dr. Andrew Ducruet, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon who specializes in vascular diseases of the brain and spine.

Dr. Ducruet

Specializations:

  • Vascular Diseases of the Brain and Spine
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Treatment
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Treatment
  • Carotid Stenosis Treatment
  • Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine Surgery
Get to know Dr. Ducruet
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Dr. Fitzpatrick

Specializations:

  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus Treatment
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Myopathies & Muscular Dystrophies
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Spinal Trauma and Spine Tumor Treatment
Get to know Dr. Fitzpatrick
Photograph of Dr. David Fusco, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques including Cyberknife.

Dr. Fusco

Specializations:

  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery (MISS)
  • Cyberknife Radiosurgery
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Treatment
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment
Get to know Dr. Fusco
Photograph of Dr. Mark Garrett, a neurological treatment expert focused in brain tumor treatment, spine tumor treatment, and minimally invasive neurosurgery.

Dr. Garrett

Specializations:

  • Artificial Disc Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Neurological Radiosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment
  • Spine Tumor Treatment
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Complex & Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Get to know Dr. Garrett
Photograph of Dr. Parul Goel, a Phoenix-based neurological treatment expert specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Goel

Specializations:

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Stem Cell Injections for Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Stem Cell Injections for Degenerative Joint Disease
Get to know Dr. Goel
Photograph of Dr. Taro Kaibara, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona, who specializes in brain and spine tumor treatment including minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Kaibara

Specializations:

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Spinal Navigation and Robotic Surgery
Get to know Dr. Kaibara
Photograph of Dr. Andrew Ducruet, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric and adult scoliosis, spinal deformities, and more.

Dr. Kakarla

Specializations:

  • Pediatric Scoliosis Treatment
  • Adult Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Deformity Treatment
  • Spinal Tumor Treatment
  • Complex and Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Treatment
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Disc Treatment
Get to know Dr. Kakarla
Photograph of Dr. Andrew Ducruet, a Phoenix-based interventional spine care and sports medicine specialist.

Dr. Kozak

Specializations:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine Care
  • Nonsurgical Sports Medicine
Get to know Dr. Kozak
Photograph of Dr. Scott Kreiner, a Phoenix-based interventional spine care and sports medicine specialist.

Dr. Kreiner

Specializations:

  • Interventional Spine Care
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Vertebral Augmentation
Get to know Dr. Kreiner
Photograph of Dr. Michael Lawton, MD, a neurosurgeon and neurological treatment expert based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in acoustic neuroma treatment.

Dr. Lawton

Specializations:

  • Acoustic Neuroma Treatment
  • Aneurysm and Blood Vessel Disorder Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma Treatment
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal AVM Treatment
  • Fistula Treatment
Get to know Dr. Lawton

Dr. Lee

Specializations:

  • Degenerative Disease of the Spine
  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Spinal Stenosis and Instability
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
  • Spinal and Cranial Trauma
  • Spine and Brain Tumors
Get to know Dr. Lee
Photograph of Dr. Andrew Little, MD, a neurosurgeon and neurological treatment expert based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in brain tumor treatment.

Dr. Little

Specializations:

  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Endoscopic Cranial Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor and Disorder Treatment
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Treatment
  • Radiosurgery
Get to know Dr. Little
Photograph of Dr. Grace Maloney

Dr. Maloney

Specializations:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine Care
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • Ultrasound-Guided Interventions
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Regenerative Medicine
Get to know Dr. Maloney
Photograph of Dr. Frederick Marciano, MD, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon focused on brain tumor treatment, spine surgery, and minimally invasive neurosurgery.

Dr. Marciano

Specializations:

  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
Get to know Dr. Marciano
Photograph of Dr. Zaman Mirzadeh, MD, a neurosurgeon and neurological treatment expert based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mirzadeh

Specializations:

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Hemifacial Spasm Treatment
  • Somatic & Visceral Cancer Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Avulsion Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Spinal Cord Injury Pain & Spasticity Treatment
Get to know Dr. Mirzadeh
Photograph of Dr. Rory Murphy, MD, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon specialized in brain and spine tumor treatment.

Dr. Murphy

Specializations:

  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spinal Tumor Treatment
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Get to know Dr. Murphy
Photograph of Dr. Francisco Ponce, MD, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix who specializes in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders.

Dr. Ponce

Specializations:

  • Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
  • Movement Disorder Treatment
Get to know Dr. Ponce
Photograph of Dr. Randall Porter, MD, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon specialized in minimally invasive neurosurgery including Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Dr. Porter

Specializations:

  • Acoustic Neuroma Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Robotic Surgery
Get to know Dr. Porter
Photograph of Dr. Nader Sanai, MD, a neurosurgeon in Phoenix, Arizona who is focused minimally invasive neurosurgery including Gamma Knife and Cyberknife radiosurgery.

Dr. Sanai

Specializations:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cyberknife Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Hydrocephalus Treatment
  • Normal Pressure, Hydrocephalus (NPH, and Skull Base Surgery
Get to know Dr. Sanai
Photograph of Dr. Timothy Sanford, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Sanford

Specializations:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • Acute and Subacute Pain Management
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Get to know Dr. Sanford
Photograph of Dr. Raj Singh, MD, a non-surgical neurological care expert based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Singh

Specializations:

  • Peripheral Nerve Problems including Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, and EMG/NCV Studies
  • Spinal Disorder Evaluations
  • Non-Surgical Neurological Management
  • Complex Problems including Scoliosis Wellness and Injury Prevention
Get to know Dr. Singh
Photograph of Dr. Kris Smith, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in brain and spine tumor treatment.

Dr. Smith

Specializations:

  • Essential Tumor Treatment
  • Cavernous Malformation Treatment
  • Hydrocephalus Treatment
  • Acoustic Neuroma Treatment
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Occipital Neuralgia Treatment
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Treatment
  • Responsive Neurostimulator For Epilepsy Treatment
Get to know Dr. Smith
Photograph of Dr. Laura Snyder, MD, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon spcializing in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Snyder

Specializations:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment
  • Disc Herniation Treatment
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
  • Spinal Instability Treatment
  • Cranio-Cervical Instability Treatment
  • Robotic Surgery
Get to know Dr. Snyder
: Photograph of Dr. Luis Tumialan, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon specialized in spine surgery and the treatment of complex spine tumors and disorders.

Dr. Tumialán

Specializations:

  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Spinal AVM and Fistula Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment
  • Spine Tumor Treatment
Get to know Dr. Tumialán
Photograph of Dr. Jay Turner, PhD, a Phoenix-based neurosurgeon specialized in complex spinal surgery and spinal tumor treatment.

Dr. Turner

Specializations:

  • Pediatric Scoliosis Treatment
  • Adult Scoliosis Treatment
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Get to know Dr. Turner
Photograph of Dr. Gregory Umphrey, MD, a neurological care and sports medicine expert based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Umphrey

Specializations:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal and Spine Rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint, Soft Tissue, and Peripheral Nerve Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Amniotic Fluid Injections
  • Interventional Spine Care
  • Athletic and Sports Injury Treatment
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • EMG for Peripheral Nerve Problems
Get to know Dr. Umphrey
Photograph of Dr. Juan Uribe, MD, an Arizona-based neurosurgeon specialized in minimally invasive spine surgery and spine tumor treatment.

Dr. Uribe

Specializations:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Deformity Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
  • Spinal Trauma Treatment
  • Spine Tumor Treatment
Get to know Dr. Uribe
Photograph of Dr. John Wanebo, MD, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, aneurysms, and more.

Dr. Wanebo

Specializations:

  • Aneurysm and Blood Vessel Disorder Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Radiosurgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
Get to know Dr. Wanebo

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