US News & World Report: Barrow No. 1 in Arizona for Neurology, Neurosurgery

Barrow Neurological Institute has been rated as Arizona’s top nationally ranked medical center in the category of neurology and neurosurgery in year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue. In this most respected of all national hospital rankings, Barrow is ranked No. 15 in the neurology and neurosurgery category, making it one of the elite leaders in the United States for this specialty.

“We are proud of the world-renowned work conducted at Barrow to provide our patients with the most skilled and advanced treatments for neurological disorders,” says Michael Lawton, MD, President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute. “Our dedicated and talented experts are pushing boundaries to find therapies and cures for the most complicated conditions affecting the brain and spine.”

Barrow is a sought-after destination hospital for patients with the most complex neurological cases in the world. The Institute is also known as a leader in neuroscience education, housing the largest neurosurgical residency and fellowship programs in the United States and training more neurosurgeons than anywhere in the world. Barrow, which is part of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, performs more brain surgeries than any other hospital in the United States. The Institute is also home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

“Barrow stands apart from the other top-ranked centers in the nation as a dedicated institute focused on just one specialty and outside the limitations of traditional university medical centers,” says Dr. Lawton. “This unique position gives Barrow greater opportunities to innovate, cure, and care for our patients.”

U.S. News & World Report ranked U.S. hospitals in 16 specialties. The publication selects hospitals based on a variety of criteria including reputation, mortality rates, patient volume, and key technologies.