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Department of Neurology

Our Mission

The Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, chaired by Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD, consists of more than 40 neurologists who provide compassionate and skilled patient care across 11 subspecialties.

Barrow consistently ranks as a top center in the United States for neurological care, training, and research. The Institute treats more patients with the clot-busting drug tPA than any other hospital in the country and launched the nation’s first mobile stroke unit to operate 24/7 in a city exceeding 1 million people.

Barrow neurologists have pioneered outreach programs, including Barrow Brainbook for high school concussion education and the Domestic Violence Traumatic Brain Injury Program. The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow is the largest treatment and outreach center in the Southwest for movement disorders.

Barrow also offers more than 320 clinical trials and is one of a handful of participants in the National Institutes of Health’s Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Trials (NeuroNEXT).

With Dr. Shefner retiring as department chairman in 2022, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Brad A. Racette, MD, FAAN, will take over as department chair in April. Lean more about Dr. Racette.

Jeremy M. Shefner
Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD
Kemper and Ethel Marley Chair of Neurology