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  • Susan Herman, MD

    Susan Herman, MD, is the director of the Epilepsy Program and a professor in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified in neurology and the subspecialties of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Herman’s expertise includes the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. She is a national leader in electroencephalography (EEG) technology and interpretation, including video-EEG monitoring for epilepsy, continuous EEG monitoring in critically ill patients, and high-density EEG and source localization. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and the American Epilepsy Society.

    Dr. Herman earned her medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She completed her neurology residency and a fellowship in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and neuroepidemiology at The Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

    Dr. Herman’s clinical research focuses on epilepsy and EEG. She has served as a local principal investigator for multiple clinical trials of new epilepsy treatments, and she has also studied the treatment of subclinical seizures in children with cerebral malaria and the development of epilepsy in patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. She is currently a co-principal investigator of the Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System, a network where families, community members, clinicians, researchers, and healthcare leaders can collaborate to improve care and outcomes for people with epilepsy.

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

    Griffin Santarelli, MD

    Griffin Santarelli, MD, is an otolaryngologist at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Santarelli’s expertise includes complex sinus disease, sinonasal tumors, skull base approaches and reconstruction, and complex treatment of head and neck cancer. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Santarelli earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences in Ohio. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and a fellowship in neurorhinology and open and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Dr. Santarelli’s research interests include reconstruction of skull base defects, endoscopic approaches to the skull base, and biomarker assays for sinonasal pathology.

    For more information or to request an appointment with Dr. Santarelli, please call (602) 264-4834.

    Teddy Youn, MD

    Teddy Youn, MD, is a neurologist in the Stroke Program and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Youn’s expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurovascular diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Stroke Association, the Neurocritical Care Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

    Dr. Youn earned his medical degree from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed his residency in neurology at University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle. He also completed fellowships in vascular neurology and neurocritical care at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

    Dr. Youn has been involved in research related to neurological prognostication after cardiac arrest, brain death and organ donation, and invasive monitoring in traumatic brain injury. His current research interests include central retinal artery occlusion as a comorbid disease of stroke, advanced imaging biomarkers in intracerebral hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury, and poststroke recovery and rehabilitation.

    To request an appointment with Dr. Youn, please call (602) 406-6262.

    Bryan Lee, MD

    Bryan Lee, MD, is a neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Lee specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal deformity correction. He treats spinal deformities, spinal degenerative diseases, cranial and spinal trauma, and brain and spinal tumors. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AOSpine North America, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Spine Society.

    Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He completed his residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

    Dr. Lee’s research interests include comparative analyses of clinical outcome data to optimize health-related quality of life in patients and clinical and biomechanical studies of the latest technology to treat complex spinal diseases.

    To request an appointment with Dr. Lee, please call (623) 562-5050.

    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.