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    Mark Garrett, MD

    Neurosurgeon (480) 917-5600

    Mark Garrett, MD, was born in Portland, Oregon, but spent most of his childhood in Denver. Dr. Garrett earned his BS in neuroscience at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He went on to complete his neurosurgery residency at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

    While a neurosurgery resident at Barrow, Dr. Garrett completed fellowships in complex spinal disorders and stereotactic radiosurgery. He also spent time in Tanzania, Africa, where he was part of a Barrow initiative to train neurosurgeons in developing countries.

    Dr. Garrett treats patients with simple and complex cranial and spinal disorders. He uses the latest surgical techniques and instrumentation and often employs minimally invasive approaches to reduce complications and recovery time. Dr. Garrett believes that fully informed patients are able to make the best possible decision in collaboration with their health care provider.

    When not at work, Dr. Garrett spends his time with his wife and five children. He enjoys playing most sports, primarily basketball, which he played at the collegiate level.

    Please call (480) 917-5600 to request an appointment with Dr. Garrett.

    Insurance Accepted
    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Spine Trauma, 2011
    • Fellowship, Gamma Knife & Radiosurgery, 2010
    • Fellowship, Neuro-oncology, Epilepsy, 2010
    • Fellowship, Complex Spine, 2008
    • Fellowship, Pituitary & Neuroendocrine 2006
    • Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neurosurgery, 2005-2012
    • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 2005
    • BS, Brigham Young University, Neuroscience, 2001
    • AD, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 1999
    Selected Publications
    1. Wilson DA, Garrett MP, Wait SD, Kucia EJ, Saguda E, Ngayomela I, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF. Expanding neurosurgical care in Northwest Tanzania: the early experience of an initiative to teach neurosurgery at Bugando Medical Centre. World Neurosurg. Jan 2012;77(1):32-38.
    2. Wait SD, Garrett MP, Little AS, Killory BD, White WL. Endocrinopathy, vision, headache, and recurrence after transsphenoidal surgery for Rathke cleft cysts. Neurosurgery. Sep 2010;67(3):837-843; discussion 843.
    3. Garrett MP, Kakarla UK, Porter RW, Sonntag VK. Formation of painful seroma and edema after the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in posterolateral lumbar spine fusions. Neurosurgery. Jun 2010;66(6):1044-1049; discussion 1049.
    4. Garrett M, Consiglieri G, Kakarla UK, Chang SW, Dickman CA. Occipitoatlantal dislocation. Neurosurgery. Mar 2010;66(3 Suppl):48-55.
    5. Abla AA, Lekovic GP, Garrett M, Wilson DA, Nakaji P, Bristol R, Spetzler RF. Cavernous malformations of the brainstem presenting in childhood: surgical experience in 40 patients. Neurosurgery. Dec 2010;67(6):1589-1598; discussion 1598-1589.
    6. Nakaji P, Consiglieri GD, Garrett MP, Bambakidis NC, Shetter AG. Cranial migration of a baclofen pump catheter associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage: case report. Neurosurgery. Dec 2009;65(6):E1212-1213; discussion E1213.
    7. Garrett M, Spetzler RF. Surgical treatment of brainstem cavernous malformations. Surg Neurol. Dec 2009;72 Suppl 2:S3-9; discussion S9-10.
    8. Gore P, Theodore N, Brasiliense L, Kim LJ, Garrett M, Nakaji P, Gonzalez LF, McDougall CG, Albuquerque FC. The utility of onyx for preoperative embolization of cranial and spinal tumors. Neurosurgery. Jun 2008;62(6):1204-1211; discussion 1211-1202.
    9. Little AS, Garrett M, Germain R, Farhataziz N, Albuquerque FC, McDougall CG, Zabramski JM, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF. Evaluation of patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage and negative angiography. Neurosurgery. Dec 2007;61(6):1139-1150; discussion 1150-1131.
    10. Boakye M, Mummaneni PV, Garrett M, Rodts G, Haid R. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion involving a polyetheretherketone spacer and bone morphogenetic protein. J Neurosurg Spine. May 2005;2(5):521-525.

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    About Barrow Neurological Institute
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