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Michael Lawton, MD

Michael T. Lawton, MD

President and CEO
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Chief, Neurovascular Surgery
Accepting New Patients
JANUARY
  Years
More than 30 years in neurosurgery
Group 49
  Aneurysms
More than 5,050 aneurysms treated
Brain Surgery
  AVMs
More than 970 AVMs removed surgically
  Publications
More than 700 peer-reviewed publications
Brain Surgery
  Cavernous Malformations
More than 1,000 cavernous malformations operated
Group 49
  Bypasses
More than 750 cerebrovascular bypasses performed

Michael T. Lawton, MD, is the President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute and the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Lawton’s neurosurgical expertise includes cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, and stroke) and skull base tumors. He has experience in treating more than 5,050 brain aneurysms, 970 AVMs, and 1,000 cavernous malformations, including more than 250 in the brain stem and other highly delicate areas of the brain. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and World Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Lawton received a degree in biomedical engineering from Brown University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Barrow, where he also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. After joining the faculty at University of California, San Francisco, he later completed a fellowship in endovascular surgery there.

Dr. Lawton’s research studies the formation, underlying genetics, and rupture of brain AVMs, as well as the hemodynamics, rupture, and computational modeling of brain aneurysms. His clinical research studies the anatomy of microsurgical approaches and clinical outcomes of microsurgery for aneurysms, AVMs, and bypass surgery. He is the principal investigator for the Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium, a NIH-funded multicenter group studying the genetics and clinical course of rare vascular diseases of the brain. He has published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles, six single-author textbooks, and more than 100 book chapters.

Knowing neurosurgical education must continue during the pandemic, Dr. Lawton launched Seven Series, a series collection of narrated case studies with histories, imaging studies, and illustrations from the Barrow Neuroscience Publications animation studio. He also initiated Barrow Base Camp, a series of videos capturing resident teaching rounds to help neurosurgeons sharpen their skills.

Dr. Lawton co-founded Mission: BRAIN, a teaching mission to raise the level of neurosurgery practiced in developing countries that conducts annual missions in Mexico and Asia.

To request an appointment with Dr. Lawton, please call (602) 406-3181.

Location
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Neurosurgery, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, Outpatient Imaging, Research, and Gamma Knife
Marley Lobby Entrance, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Michael Lawton, MD

Michael T. Lawton, MD

President and CEO
Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery
Chief, Neurovascular Surgery
Accepting New Patients
JANUARY
  Years
More than 30 years in neurosurgery
Group 49
  Aneurysms
More than 5,050 aneurysms treated
Brain Surgery
  AVMs
More than 970 AVMs removed surgically
  Publications
More than 700 peer-reviewed publications
Brain Surgery
  Cavernous Malformations
More than 1,000 cavernous malformations operated
Group 49
  Bypasses
More than 750 cerebrovascular bypasses performed

Michael T. Lawton, MD, is the President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute and the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Lawton’s neurosurgical expertise includes cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, and stroke) and skull base tumors. He has experience in treating more than 5,050 brain aneurysms, 970 AVMs, and 1,000 cavernous malformations, including more than 250 in the brain stem and other highly delicate areas of the brain. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and World Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Lawton received a degree in biomedical engineering from Brown University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Barrow, where he also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. After joining the faculty at University of California, San Francisco, he later completed a fellowship in endovascular surgery there.

Dr. Lawton’s research studies the formation, underlying genetics, and rupture of brain AVMs, as well as the hemodynamics, rupture, and computational modeling of brain aneurysms. His clinical research studies the anatomy of microsurgical approaches and clinical outcomes of microsurgery for aneurysms, AVMs, and bypass surgery. He is the principal investigator for the Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium, a NIH-funded multicenter group studying the genetics and clinical course of rare vascular diseases of the brain. He has published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles, six single-author textbooks, and more than 100 book chapters.

Knowing neurosurgical education must continue during the pandemic, Dr. Lawton launched Seven Series, a series collection of narrated case studies with histories, imaging studies, and illustrations from the Barrow Neuroscience Publications animation studio. He also initiated Barrow Base Camp, a series of videos capturing resident teaching rounds to help neurosurgeons sharpen their skills.

Dr. Lawton co-founded Mission: BRAIN, a teaching mission to raise the level of neurosurgery practiced in developing countries that conducts annual missions in Mexico and Asia.

To request an appointment with Dr. Lawton, please call (602) 406-3181.

Location
Neuro building rendering
Neurosurgery, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, Outpatient Imaging, Research, and Gamma Knife
Marley Lobby Entrance, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Get Directions

Connect on Social