Neurocritical Care Program

At a Glance: Our Neurocritical Care Program

Our Neurocritical Care Program provides sweeping, state-of-the art neurocritical care to patients with acute, serious, and life-threatening brain and spine injuries.

Our diverse and vibrant team is made up of a highly skilled and experienced group of professionals—like neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, neuroscience nurses, respiratory therapists, and critical-care pharmacists—and we tend to you or your loved one throughout the entire neurocritical care continuum; not just a singular phase.

While it’s true that many of our patients begin their time with us in the emergency department, others come to us following challenging neurosurgical procedures or experiencing life-threatening neurological conditions requiring intensive care. We also collaborate with disciplines within St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center on a case-by-case basis to ensure you or your loved one receives the appropriate individualized attention.

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The Barrow Difference

Our neurocritical care physicians play a vital role in stabilizing patients who have arduous neurological or neurosurgical needs; working closely with neurosurgeons, intensivists, and multidisciplinary physicians to deliver truly inclusive care.

Our neurocritical care team could not do their job without the outstanding cast of neuroscience nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, and respiratory therapists around them. In fact, Barrow Neurological Institute is one of the largest employers of subspecialized and advanced practice neuroscience nurses in the world.

Neuro-Specific Education and Research

The complexities of patients with critical neurological and neurosurgical conditions benefit from a variety of specializations—one of many reasons why our core faculty are fellowship trained and board certified in neurocritical care.

Our faculty has also received awards from the NIH, among others, to pursue research in neurocritical care. Dr. Ruchira Jha, director of our Neurocritical Care Program, conducts translational research to develop individualized targets against cerebral edema and other forms of secondary injury to improve outcomes after acute brain injury. What’s more, we anticipate launching a fellowship program in neurocritical care in the coming years.


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Minding What Matters Most

Minding What Matters Most