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    Call (602) 406-3181

    F. David Barranco, MD

    Chief Medical Officer
    Neurosurgeon (602) 406-3181

    F. David Barranco, MD, received his bachelor of arts degree with honors from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He received his doctorate of medicine with highest honors from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Afterward, he completed both a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also served as a research fellow.

    Before joining Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Dr. Barranco was chief of neurosurgery and chairman of the neurosciences division at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (now called Banner University Medical Center) in Phoenix. Dr. Barranco is currently the chief medical officer of Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Barranco’s clinical areas of surgical expertise include brain and spinal tumors; spinal surgery including herniated cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disks; pituitary tumors; and peripheral nerve procedures. Dr. Barranco uses minimally invasive and robotic techniques in his neurosurgical practice.

    Dr. Barranco is the first neurosurgeon to treat patients with the Zap gyroscopic radiosurgery system and trained in Cyberknife radiosurgery at the University of Southern California and Gamma Knife radiosurgery training at the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

    Please call (602) 406-3181 to request an appointment with Dr. Barranco.


    Insurance Accepted
    Education & Training
    • Residency, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Neurosurgery, 1984-1989
    • Internship, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, General Surgery, 1983-1984
    • MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1983
    • BA, Williams College, cum laude, 1979
    Professional Memberships
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Arizona Medical Society
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
    Honors and Awards
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    • Upjohn Achievement Award for Academic Excellence
    • Merck Manual Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence

    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.