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    Roger Bird, MD

    Neuroradiologist (602) 406-7783

    C. Roger Bird, MD, is a physician in the Neuroradiology Department at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and MedicalCenter. Dr. Bird is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

    Dr. Bird’s expertise includes analysis of MRI and CT scans of the brain and spine. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Radiological Society of North America, and the Western Neuroradiological Society.

    Dr. Bird received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He completed his internship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and completed residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Bird completed his fellowship in Neuroradiology at Duke University Medical Center.

    For more information, please call (602) 406-7783.

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, Neuroradiology, 1982-1983
    • Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology, 1978-1982
    • Internship, University of Alabama in Birmingham, General Surgery, 1978
    • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1977
    • BA, Southern College, Biology, 1974
    Professional Memberships
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • American College of Radiology
    • American Society of Neuroradiology
    • American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
    • Radiological Society of North America
    • Western Neuroradiological Society
    Honors and Awards
    • Editor’s Recognition Award with Distinction, Radiology, 1989, 1993
    • Teacher of the Year Award, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 1988
    • Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 1984
    Selected Publications

    1. Ng YT, McGregor AL, Duane DC, Jahnke HK, Bird CR, Wheless JW. Childhood mesial temporal sclerosis. J Child Neurol. Jun 2006;21(6):512-517.

    2. Johnsen SD, Bird CR. The thalamus and midbrain in Reye syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. May 2006;34(5):405-407.

    3. Dean BL, Wallace RC, Zabramski JM, Pitt AM, Bird CR, Spetzler RF. Incidence of superficial sylvian vein compromise and postoperative effects on CT imaging after surgical clipping of middle cerebral artery aneurysms.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Sep 2005;26(8):2019-2026.

    4. Walker MT, Kilani RK, Toye LR, Bird CR. Central and peripheral fusiform aneurysms six years after left atrial myxoma resection. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Feb 2003;74(2):281-282.

    5. Johnsen SD, Tarby TJ, Lewis KS, Bird R, Prenger E. Cerebellar infarction: an unrecognized complication of very low birthweight. J Child Neurol. May 2002;17(5):320-324.

    6. Forbes KP, Pipe JG, Bird CR. Changes in brain water diffusion during the 1st year of life. Radiology. Feb 2002;222(2):405-409.

    7. Forbes KP, Pipe JG, Bird CR, Heiserman JE. PROPELLER MRI: clinical testing of a novel technique for quantification and compensation of head motion. J Magn Reson Imaging. Sep 2001;14(3):215-222.

    8. Kerrigan JF, Aleck KA, Tarby TJ, Bird CR, Heidenreich RA. Fumaric aciduria: clinical and imaging features. Ann Neurol. May 2000;47(5):583-588.

    9. Forbes KP, Pipe JG, Bird R. Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: detection with diffusion-weighted MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Sep 2000;21(8):1490-1496.

    10. Ayanzen RH, Bird CR, Keller PJ, McCully FJ, Theobald MR, Heiserman JE. Cerebral MR venography: normal anatomy and potential diagnostic pitfalls. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Jan 2000;21(1):74-78.

    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.