Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) and
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC)
Laboratory Investigators

Neurobiology (and Neurology Research)

Investigator Research Interests
Bakkar, Nadine
Assistant Professor – Research
602-406-5736
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Bowser, Robert
Professor and Chair
602-406-8989
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, biomarkers, proteomics
Chang, Yongchang
Associate Professor
602-406-6192
Neuropsychiatric disorders, chemical signaling, GABA systems, molecular and cellular biology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, drug discovery
Gao, Ming
Assistant Professor
602-406-3029
Epilepsy, neurophysiology and neurobehavior, addiction, drug discovery
George, Andrew
Assistant Professor – Research 
602-406-3398
Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, chemical signaling, nicotinic receptors, neurophysiology, pharmacology, molecular and cell biology
Hamm, Thomas
Professor
602-406-3731
Movement disorders, spinal cord injury, neurophysiology and anatomy
Hashimoto, Tomoki      
Professor
415-517-2397

Aneurysms, stroke

Hoda, M. Nasrul
Associsate Professor – Research 
Stroke, TBI
Kelly, Brian
Assistant Professor
602-406-6652
Spinal vertebrate and disc injury, spinal biomechanics, neuroengineering
Kim, Yong Kwan
Assistant Professor – Research
602-406-4891
Epilepsy, neurophysiology, nutrition-based therapy
Liu, Qiang Bruce
Assistant Professor – Research 
602-406-3086
Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, inflammation, immune disorders, immunology of cancer and stroke
Lukas, Ronald
Institutional Professor
602-406-3399
Neuropsychiatric disorders, chemical signaling, nicotinic acetylcholine systems, drug discovery
Medina, David
Assistant Professor – Research
915-383-3283
ALS, nanotechnology
Mehta, Shwetal
Associate Professor
602-406-3288
Brain cancer, neurooncology, stem cell biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models
Mufson, Elliott
Institutional Professor
602-406-8525
Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, neuroanatomy and cell biology
Oh, Suk Paul        
Professor
602-406-3732
Arteriovenous malformations, stroke
Perez, Sylvia
Associate Professor – Research 
602-406-3342
Alzheimer's disease
Sattler, Rita        
Associate Professor
602-406-8685
Inducible pluripotent stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, ALS, Alzheimer's 
Shi, Fu-Dong
Associate Professor
602-406-4094

Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, inflammation, immune disorders, immunology of cancer and stroke

Shi, Jiong
Professor
602-406-6262
Cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis, molecular and cellular biology
Waters, Michael
Division Chief, Barrow Neurology Clinic
602-406-6534
Stroke, spinocerbellar ataxia
Whiteaker, Paul
Professor
602-406-6534
Neuropsychiatric disorders, chemical signaling, nicotinic acetylcholine systems, molecular and cellular biology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, drug discovery
Wu, Jie
Professor
602-406-3029
Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, neurophysiology and neurobehavior, addiction, drug discovery

Neurosurgery Research

Investigator Research Interests
Ducruet, Andrew
Assistant Professor
Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
Mirzadeh, Zaman
Assistant Professor
Neuromodulation, Pain, Obesity
Ponce, Francisco
Professor
602-406-3242
 
Surgical intervention in Parkinson's disease, depression and cognitive disorders, deep brain stimulation, neurobehavior, devices
Preul, Mark
Chairman and Director – Neurosurgery Research 
602-406-3268
Traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, imaging, surgical devices, development and innovation, brain and spinal cord anatomy
Sanai, Nader
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
602-406-3135
Brain cancer, neurooncology, stem cell biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models

Neuropathology Research

Investigator Research Interests
Eschbacher, Jennifer
Assistant Professor
602-406-6139
Anatomy and histology, tissue and fluid repository, biobanks, brain cancer, neurological diseases

Trauma Research

Investigator Research Interests
Romanovsky, Andrej
Professor
602-406-5059
Sepsis, shock, thermoregulatory control, autonomic function, physiology

Thoracic Research

Investigator Research Interests
Bremner, Ross
Director of John & Doris Norton Thoracic Institute
602-406-5921
Lung and esophageal cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology

Fleming, Timothy
Professor – Research    314-960-2331

Lung cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology
Inge, Landon
Assistant Professor
602-406-8322
Lung cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology
Patel, Mital
GI Medical Oncology
Esophageal cancer
Savvides, Panayiotis (Panos)
MD, PhD, MPH (Section Leader) Thoracic Medical Oncology
Lung cancer
Mohanakumar, Thalachalour 
Director Thoracic Research
602-406-8346
Transplantation and tumor immunology

Imaging Research

Investigator Research Interests
Debbins, Josef
Program Manager, Clinical Imaging
602-406-3492
Disease diagnostics, structural neuroimaging, magnetic resonance physics
Quarles, C. Chad
Associate Professor, 
602-406-3484
MRI imaging — signatures and structure, cancer, neurodegenerative disease
Stokes, Ashley
Assistant Professor
602-406-8789
MRI imaging
Turner, Gregory
Program Manager, Preclinical Imaging
602-406-2649
Disease diagnostics, structural and functional neuroimaging

Neuropsychology Research

Investigator Research Interests
Troster, Alexander
Director, Clinical Neuropsychology
602-406-3671
Cognitive and mood disorders, neuropsychology
BNI and SJHMC Clinical Investigators

Neurology

Investigator Research Interests
Ashby, Lynn
Assistant Director, Neurooncology Program
602-406-6262
Stroke
Borazanci, Aimee
Neurologist
602-406-7259
Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis
Fife, Terry
Medical Director, Barrow Balance Center
Movement disorders
Haque, Asim
Director, Critical Care Neuromonitoring
602-406-6262
Seizures in the ICU, intraoperative neuromonitoring
Ladha, Shafeeq
Director, Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center
602-406-5739
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Shefner, Jeremy
Professor and Chair
835-738-4289
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Shi, Jiong
Cognitive Neurology
602-406-6262
Cognitive disorders, multiple sclerosis
Shill, Holly
 
Movement Disorders
Stein, Michael Epilepsy, magnetic encephalography
Treiman, David
Director, Epilepsy Program
602-406-6921
Epilepsy
Walsh, Ryan Movement disorders, imaging
Waters, Michael
Division Chief, Barrow Neurology Clinic
602-406-6534
Stroke

Neurosurgery

Investigator Research Interests
Albuquerque, Felipe
Endovascular Neurosurgeon
602-406-3158
Neurovascular
Chang, Steve
Neurosurgeon
Spinal injury repair

Kakarla, Kumar
Neurosurgeon

Spinal injury repair
Michael Lawton            Chair and CEO/Presdient, BNI Neurovascular surgery
Little, Andrew
Neurosurgeon
Pituitary, neuroendocrnology, chordoma
Nakaji, Peter
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program
602-406-4808
Brain cancer
Ponce, Francisco
Director, Neuromodulation
602-406-3242
Surgical intervention in Parkinson's disease, depression and cognitive disorders, deep brain stimulation, neurobehavior, devices
Porter, Randal
Neurosurgeon
Acoustic Neuroma, Artificial Disc Surgery, Brain Tumor, Gamma Knife, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Sanai, Nader
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology​
602-406-3135
Brain cancer, neurooncology, stem cell biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models
Smith, Kris
602-406-7750
Brain cancer and epilepsy
Snyder, Laura
Neurosurgeon
Spinal injury and repair
Tumialan, Luis
Neurosurgeon
Spinal injury and repair
Turner, Jay
Neurosurgeon
Spinal injury and repair
Wanebo, John
Neurosurgeon
Moyamoya, glioma

Neuropathology and Pathology

Investigator Research Interests
Eschbacher, Jennifer
Neuropathologist
602-406-6139
Anatomy and histology, tissue and fluid repository

Colorectal Surgery

Investigator Research Interests
Row, David
Colorectal Surgeon
Colorectal oncology

Dermatology/Mohs Surgery

Investigator Research Interests
Zeitouni, Nathalie
Dermatology/Mohs Surgery
Dermatology, Mohs surgery, melanoma

OB/GYN

Investigator Research Interests
Farley, John
Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecological oncology

Thoracic (Lung and Esophageal)

Investigator Research Interests
Bremner, Ross
Director of John & Doris Norton Thoracic Institute
602-406-5921
Lung and esophogeal cancer and disease, molecular and cellular biology
Patel, Mital
GI Medical Oncology
Esophageal cancer, high risk and treatment
Savvides, Panayiotis (Panos)
MD, PhD, MPH (Section Leader) Thoracic Medical Oncology
Lung cancer
Smith, Mike
Associate Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Lung and esophageal cancer and disease
Walia, Rajit
Medical Director, Thoracic Transplantation
602-406-4507
Lung and esophogeal cancer and disease

Genitourinary Oncology

Investigator Research Interests
Wang, Jue
Medical Oncologist/Section Leader Genitourinary
Genitourinary tumors

Hepatology

Investigator Research Interests
Manch, Richard
Chief of Hepatology in Center for Liver Disease
602-406-5483
Hepatology, liver transplant
Patel, Mital
GI Medical Oncology
Liver, pancreas cancer

Cardiology

Investigator Research Interests
Dib, Nabil
Interventional Cardiologist
602-827-2078
Interventional cardiology, stem cell transplant

Breast Diseases

Investigator Research Interests
Herbert, Lora
Breast Surgeon
Breast cancer, surgical treatment and high risk
Wendt, Albert
Breast Medical Oncologist
Breast cancer, high-risk and treatment

Neuropsychology

Investigator Research Interests
Klonoff, Pamela
Clinical Director, center for Transitional Neurorehabilitation
Clinical Director for the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation
602-406-3473
Neurorehabilitation, neuropsychology
Prigatano, George
Emeritus Chair, Neuropsychology
602-406-3671
Neuropsychology
Troster, Alexander
Director, Epilepsy Program
602-406-3671
Cognitive and mood disorders, neuropsychology

Radiation Oncology

Investigator Research Interests
Mutyala, Subhakar
Faculty Physician, Cancer/Oncology Clinic
602-406-1455
Tumor radiation therapy
Ord, Celine
Faculty Physician
602-406-0448
Tumor radiation therapy
Patel, Shyamal
Faculty Physician, Cancer/Oncology Clinic
602-406-0439
Tumor radiation therapy, HDR
Thawani, Nikita
Faculty Physician
602-406-0449
Tumor radiation therapy, SBRT
Yousef, Emad
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
602-406-3170
Tumor radiation therapy