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. Francisco Ponce


MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Graduate, Oxford University

Undergraduate, Harvard University

Internship, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ


Residencies and Fellowships

Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Fellowship, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Toronto
Fellowship, Complex Spine, Barrow Neurological Institute
Fellowship, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
  • Movement Disorder Treatment

Dr. Ponce's Philosophy

"My philosophy of care is to treat every patient like they are a family member. I do this by empowering patients in the decision making process and make sure they know all the details of their diagnosis so they can identify their options."

What You'll Need to Schedule an Appointment

  • Imaging CD (within 6 months)
  • Imaging Report
  • Pertinent Medical Records
  • Demographics
  • Insurance Card (s)
  • Referral (if required)

Telephone: (602) 406-3242
Fax: (602) 294-4495

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