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    Call (602) 406-6262

    Laura Lehnhoff, MD

    Epilepsy (602) 406-6262

    After conducting epilepsy research for one year during graduate school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Laura Lehnhoff, MD, knew that she wanted to dedicate her medical career to epilepsy. After medical school, she completed her internship and residency at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where she gained experience treating a wide range of neurological disorders.

    Dr. Lehnhoff went on to complete a two-year fellowship in electrophysiology and epilepsy that focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with epilepsy. She also spent half of her fellowship working in the Laboratory for Translational Epilepsy Research under the guidance of David Treiman, MD. During this time she worked to translate basic laboratory discoveries in the field of epilepsy into treatment models and approaches for patients in the clinical setting.

    As a member of the Barrow epilepsy team, Dr. Lehnhoff evaluates patients in the epilepsy monitoring unit to determine whether they are candidates for epilepsy surgery. She also reads and interprets electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, and intra-operative monitoring studies on patients during neurosurgical operations, and she sees patients on an outpatient basis as well. Dr. Lehnhoff is board certified in neurology with a subspecialty certification in epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (602) 406-6262.

    Fax: (602) 406-6261

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Epilepsy, 2010-2011
    • Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Clinical Electrophysiology, 2009-2010
    • Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neurology, 2006-2009
    • Internship, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2005-2006
    • MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, 2005
    • BS with thesis, Haverford College, Cellular and Molecular Biology, with honors, 1997
    Professional Memberships
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Epilepsy Society
    Honors and Awards
    • National EpiFellows Foundation Research Grant, 2010-2011
    • Student NIH Summer Research Project Grant, 2000
    • Student NIH Summer Research Project Grant, 1999
    Selected Publications
    1. Owens GP, Winges KM, Ritchie AM, Edwards S, Burgoon MP, Lehnhoff LL, Nielson K, Corboy J, Gilden D, Bennett JL. VH4 Gene Segments Dominate the Intrathecal Humoral Immune Responses in Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Immunology 2007; 179 (9): 6343-51
    2. Bolton DL, Hahn BI, Park EA, Lehnhoff LL, Hornung F, Lenardo MJ. Death of CD4+ T-Cell Lines Caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I Does Not Depend on Caspases or Apoptosis. Journal of Virology 2002; 76(10): 5094-5107

    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.