Dignity Health

Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) and
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC)
Laboratory Investigators
Investigator Research Interests
Aguis, Mark
Chief, Barrow Neuromuscular Center
Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis
Albuquerque, Felipe
Endovascular Neurosurgeon
602-406-3158
Neurovascular
Ashby, Lynn
Assistant Director, Neuro-Oncology Program
602-406-6262
Brain Tumors
Bakkar, Nadine
Research Associate Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-5736
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Baxter, Leslie
Clinical Neuropsychologist
602-406-6706
Cognitive disorders, menopause, functional magnetic resonance imaging, neuropsychological assessments
Beloozerova, Irina
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-5167
Movement disorders, motor control, neurophysiology and cortical anatomy
Borazanci, Aimee
Neurologist
602-406-7259
Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis
Bowser, Robert
Professor and Chair of Neurobiology, and Professor of Neurology
602-406-8989
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, biomarkers, proteomics
Brachman, David
Radiology Oncology
602-827-3170
Tumor radiation therapy
Bremner, Ross
Director, John and Doris Norton Thoracic Institute 
602-406-5921
Lung and esophogeal cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology
Chang, Steve Spinal injury and repair
Chang, Yongchang
Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Ion Channel Biophysics
602-406-6192
Neuropsychiatric disorders, chemical signaling, GABA systems, molecular and cellular biology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, drug discovery
Coons, Stephen
Neuropathologist
602-406-3402
Brain cancer, neurological diseases
Debbins, Josef
Program Manager, Clinical Imaging
602-406-3492
Disease diagnostics, structural neuroimaging, magnetic resonance physics
Dib, Nabil
Interventional Cardiologist
602-827-2078
Interventional cardiology, stem cell transplant
Ducruet, Andrew
Neurosurgery
 
Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
Eschbacher, Jennifer
Neuropathologist
602-406-6139
Anatomy and histology, tissue and fluid repository
Fife, Terry
Director, Barrow Balance Center
602-406-6338
Movement disorders
Fleming, Timothy Lung cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology
Frey, James
Director, Stroke Center
602-406-6262
Stroke
Gao, Ming
Assistant Professor
602-406-3029
Epilepsy, neurophysiology and neurobehavior, addiction, drug discovery
George, Andrew
Research Assistant Professor
602-406-3398
Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, chemical signaling, nicotinic receptors, neurophysiology, pharmacology, molecular and cell biology
Hamm, Thomas
Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-3731
Movement disorders, spinal cord injury, neurophysiology and anatomy
Inge, Landon
Assistant Professor
602-406-8322
Lung cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology
Kakarla, Kumar Spinal injury and repair
Kelly, Brian
Assistant Professor, Spinal Biomechanics
602-406-6652
Spinal vertebrate and disc injury, spinal biomechanics, neuroengineering
Kim, Do Young
Assistant Professor
602-406-3156
Epilepsy, neurophysiology, nutrition-based therapy
Klonoff, Pamela
Clinical Director, Center for Translational Neurorehabilitation and Clinical Director, Center for Translational Neurorehabilitation
602-406-3473
Neurorehabilitation, neuropsychology
Ladha, Shafeeq
Director, Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center
602-406-5739
Amyltrophic lateral sclerosis
Little, Andrew Pituitary, neuroendocrinology, chordoma
Liu, Qiang Bruce
Research Assistant Professor
602-406-3086
Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, inflammation, immune disorders, immunology of cancer and stroke
Lukas, Ronald
Professor, Neurobiology, Barrow Neurological Institute and Vice President, Research, BNI and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
602-406-3399
Neuropsychiatric disorders, chemical signaling, nicotinic acetylcholine systems, drug discovery
Manch, Robert
Chief, Hepatology in Center for Liver Disease
602-406-5483
Hepatology, liver transplant
McDougall, Cameron
Chief, Endovascular Neurosurgery
602-406-3377
Neurovascular
Mehta, Shwetal
PI, Barrow Neurological Institute
602-406-3288
Brain cancer, neurooncology, stem cell biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models
Mohanakumar, Thalachalour
Director, Thoracic Research
Transplantation and tumor immunology
Mufson, Elliott
Institutional Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-8525
Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, neuroanatomy and cell biology
Nakaji, Peter
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
602-406-4808
Brain Cancer
Perez, Sylvia
Research Associate Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-3342
Alzheimer's Disease
Pipe, Jim
Director, Imaging Research
602-406-3391
Disease diagnostics, structural neuroimaging, magnetic resonance physics
Ponce, Francisco
Director, Neuromodulation
602-406-3242

Surgical intervention in Parkinson's disease, depression and cognitive disorders, deep brain stimulation, neurobehavior, devices

Porter, Randal  
Preul, Mark
Chairman and Director, Neurosurgery Research and Neurosurgery Research Laboratory
602-406-3268

Traumatic brain or spinal cord, stroke, brain tumors, surgical devices and innovation

Prigatano, George
Emeritus Chair, Neuropsychology
602-406-3671
Neuropsychology
Quarles, C. Chad
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-3484

MRI imaging — signatures and structure — cancer, neurodegenerative disease

Romanovsky, Andrej
Professor, Systemic Inflammation Laboratory (FeverLab)
602-406-5059

Sepsis, shock, thermoregulatory control, autonomic function, physiology

Sabbagh, Marwan
Faculty Phycisian, Muhammad Ali Movement Disorder Clinic
Alzheimer's Disease
Sanai, Nader
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
602-406-3135

Brain cancer, neurooncology, stem cell biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models

Sattler, Rita
Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Neurology
602-406-3647

Inducible pluripotent stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, ALS, Alzheimer's 

Scheck, Adrienne
Associate Professor
602-406-3647
Brain cancer, neurooncology, molecular and cellular biology, metabolic therapies
Schefner, Jeremy
Associate Director, Barrow Neurological Institute and Executive Chair, Neurology
835-738-4289
Amyltrophic lateral sclerosis
Shi, Fu-Dong
Principal Investigator
602-406-4094
Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, inflammation, immune disorders, immunology of cancer and stroke
Shi, Jiong
Principal Investigator, Cognitive Science Lab
602-406-6262
Cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis
Shill, Holly Movement Disorders
Siriani, Rachel
Principal Investigator
602-406-4493
Brain cancer, nanotechnology, drug delivery and distribution
Smith, Kris
Medical Director, Gamma Knife Center, Fellowship Director, Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery and Clinical Professor
602-406-7750
Brain cancer and epilepsy
Smith, Mike
Associate Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Lung and esophageal cancer and disease

Snyder, Laura Spinal injury and repair
Spetzler, Robert
Director, Barrow Neurological Institute
602-406-6037
Neurovascular
Stein, Michael

Eplipesy, magentic encephalography

Stokes, Ashley
Research Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-8789
MRI imaging
Swarup, Vijay
Director, Arizona Heart Rhythm Center 
Interventional cardiology
Theodore, Nicholas
Professor, Neurosurgery and Chief, Spinal Disorders
602-406-8162
Spine
Treiman, David
Director, Epilepsy Program
602-406-6921
Epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, neurobehavior and neurophysiology
Troster, Alexander
Director, Clinical Neuropsychology
602-406-3671

Cognitive and mood disorders, neuropsychology

Tumialan, Luis Spinal injury and repair
Turner, Gregory
Program Manager, Preclinical Imaging
602-406-2649

Disease diagnostics, structural and functional neuroimaging

Turner, Jay Spinal injury and repair
Vu, Eric
602-406-3818
Vocal motor control and learning, anatomy and neurophysiology
Walia, Rajit
Medical Director, Thoracic Transplantation
602-406-4507
Lung and esophageal cancer and disease
Walsh, Ryan Movement disorders, imaging
Wanebo, John Moyamoya, glioma
Waters, Michael
Chief, Barrow Neurology Clinic
Stroke, spinocerbellar ataxia
Whiteaker, Paul
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
602-406-6534
Neuropsychiatric disorders, chemical signaling, nicotinic acetylcholine systems, molecular and cellular biology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, drug discovery
Whitsett, Timothy
Associate Professor, Norton Thoracic Institute
602-406-8314

Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer

Wu, Jie
Director of Neuropsychology and Professor in Division of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute
602-406-3029
Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, neurophysiology and neurobehavior, addiction, drug discovery
Yousef, Emad
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
602-406-3170
Tumor radiation therapy