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Department of Neurology

Our Mission

The Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, chaired by Brad A. Racette, MD, FAAN, is composed of nearly 50 neurologists and other providers who deliver compassionate and patient- and caregiver-focused care across 12 subspecialties. 

Barrow consistently ranks in the top tier of centers in the United States for neurological care, training, and research. Barrow neurologists are internationally recognized leaders in their respective specialties, and the department boasts innovative clinical programs, such as brain injury care for domestic violence survivors, a 24/7 mobile stroke unit, and a neuroendocrinology clinic. 

Barrow neurologists have a strong commitment to neurologic health equity and neurologic care for the underserved, demonstrated through partnerships with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for a free neurology clinic and with San Carlos Hospital for a continuity neurology clinic on the Apache reservation. Additionally, Barrow neurologists are leaders in developing community outreach programs. These include the recreational therapies, educational workshops, and support groups at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center; Barrow Brainbook for high school concussion education; and the Alzheimer’s disease care partner support services.  

Our physician-scientists conduct innovative research in neuroepidemiology, data science, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, mechanisms of brain acute brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. The latter of these includes investigator-initiated clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health. Barrow also offers more than 320 clinical trials and is one of a handful of participating centers in the National Institutes of Health’s Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Trials (NeuroNEXT).

Designated Centers of Excellence and Recognitions

  • ALS ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence
  • Alzheimer’s & Cognitive Disorders – Lewy Body Dementia Association Center of Excellence
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injury – The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification for Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Epilepsy – National Association of Epilepsy Centers – Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center 
  • Hereditary Neuropathy – Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation CMT Center of Excellence
  • Huntington’s Disease – Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
  • Multiple Sclerosis – National Multiple Sclerosis Society Center for Comprehensive Care
  • Muscular Dystrophy – Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center
  • Neurology U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital for Neurology
  • Parkinson’s Disease – Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
  • Stroke – The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center; American Heart Association 2022 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
Brad A. Racette, MD, FAAN
Kemper and Ethel Marley Chair of Neurology

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