Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's 2023 Innovation Report


Dear Colleagues,

Medical innovations remain at the heart of our mission of improving the health and quality of life for children with neurological, behavioral and mental health disorders. Our unique model of care, built on a patient-centered focus, comprises an integrated practice unit combining medicine, surgery, research, education and supportive services around neurological disease into a single Institute comprised of five neuroscience divisions. This 2023 Innovation Report offers a small window into what distinguishes Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s as one of the pre-eminent pediatric neuroscience institutes in the country.

Our extraordinary faculty of leading clinicians and researchers continue to innovate and provide consistently high-quality care to the children and their families throughout Arizona and nationally. It is an honor to work alongside such inspiring and dedicated faculty and to be able to provide you with some of their remarkable work.

The 2023 Innovation Report is a testament to some of the work that is underway in the areas of:

Thank you for taking the time to review some of these remarkable achievements and for your ongoing support.

Neil Friedman, MBCHB
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s


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Advances In Craniosynostosis Repair

Innovations in craniosynostosis management and cranial vault remodeling have improved diagnosis, preoperative planning and treatment resulting in improved patient outcomes and more personalized care...

Laser Surgery – Changing Management and Outcomes of Hypothalamic Hamartomas/Update on Laser Surgery for Pediatric Epilepsy

Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has emerged as a promising minimally invasive treatment for hypothalamic hamartoma with much improved safety and better efficacy. The technology combines the instant effect of thermal ablation ...

The Emerging Role of Multimodality Neurologic Monitoring in Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Multimodal neurological monitoring is increasingly being used in the pediatric neurocritical care environment to monitor for secondary brain injury. Integration of data and advanced calculation of model-based indices of cerebrovascular ...

Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders – Leading the Charge in Personalized Healthcare

Genetic insights and recent breakthroughs in gene therapy are reshaping the way we understand and treat several pediatric neuromuscular disorders, fulfilling the promise of personalized healthcare and significantly improving outcomes. ...