Q&A: Dr. Jay Turner, Spine Surgeon

For Dr. Jay Turner, neurosurgery provides the perfect combination of science, technology, and human connection. “Patients put their trust in me, at a time of total vulnerability, to apply my expertise to help them get…

Q&A: Dr. Steven Shedd, Neuro-anesthesiologist

In 1985, during his final year of anesthesia residency at The University of Arizona, Dr. Steven Shedd assisted with his first Barrow case. It was a cardiac standstill procedure performed by Dr. Robert Spetzler. Dr….

Q&A: Dr. Juan Uribe, Chief of Division of Spinal Disorders

Dr. Juan Uribe knew he wanted to become a neurosurgeon when he was only a teenager. Like his father, a neurologist, Dr. Uribe was fascinated by the central nervous system. However, he wanted a more…

Q&A: Dr. Volker Sonntag, a Pioneer in Spinal Neurosurgery

When Dr. Volker Sonntag began practicing neurosurgery in 1977, spine specialists didn’t exist. Neurosurgeons treated the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Surgeries involving the bones—especially those below the neck—belonged to orthopedic surgeons. With few treatment…

About Barrow Neurological Institute

Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.