Department of ENT and Skull Base Surgery
About Our Department
The Department of ENT (ear, nose, and throat) and Skull Base Surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered care to individuals with disorders of the head and neck, sino-nasal passages, ear, vestibular system, facial nerve, and skull base, as well as people with cancers of the head and neck. Our multidisciplinary team provides the complete spectrum of care, beginning with accurate diagnosis. Whether you need surgical treatment, non-surgical treatment, reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation, or observation, our highly skilled specialists are here to help.
Founded on a commitment to evidence-based medicine and scholarly advancement, our department continuously strives to develop novel treatments through scientific research and clinical trials. Our team is also passionate about education, both for patients and the next generation of experts within our field. Located in the heart of Phoenix, our clinic is proud to serve Arizona and our region.
The Barrow Difference
Barrow has long been recognized for its pioneering contributions to the neurosciences and as a premiere destination for subspecialized treatment. We continue this mission with the Department of Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery. As the Institute continues to grow in its scope, our surgeons, audiologists, and other providers will be part of a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach to complex patient care. In turn, patients will benefit from comprehensive and coordinated care delivery to treat the most complex cancers, tumors, and functional disorders encountered by our specialty.
Our team is highly committed to Barrow’s mission of academic advancement. We will strive to improve patient care and develop novel treatments through clinical trials, scientific research endeavors, national and international scholarly engagement, and education of the next generation.
The team is lead by Shawn M. Stevens, MD, and Griffin Santarelli, MD. Dr. Stevens is a dual-board certified neurotologist, otologist, and lateral skull base surgeon who is an expert in treatment of disorders within his discipline. Dr. Santarelli is a fellowship-trained expert in treating anterior skull base disorders, complex sino-nasal disease, and cancers of the head and neck.
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