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Dr. Robert Spetzler’s Last Chief Residents Reflect on Experiences at Barrow

During his 30-year tenure as president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Robert Spetzler has trained about 200 residents and fellows in neurosurgery. His retirement this summer coincides with the start of a new…

Dr. Robert Spetzler Talks Neurosurgery with KJZZ

  Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Spetzler, who is retiring this summer after more than 30 years of leading Barrow Neurological Institute, sat down with KJZZ to talk about his career. Dr. Spetzler discussed the changes he…

Young Valley Mom Stuns Doctors by Beating Deadliest Brain Cancer

Given just months to live in 2006, a young Arizona woman, treated at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute, has amazingly beat two brain tumors, outlived her projected life expectancy, and become a mother – all…

Dr. Michael Lawton to Succeed Dr. Robert Spetzler as Head of Barrow

Barrow Neurological Institute announced today the appointment of Michael Lawton, MD, as the new head of the renowned Institute. Dr. Lawton will succeed retiring Barrow President and CEO Robert Spetzler, MD, under whose leadership the…

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