The Barrow Stroke Center is one of the most experienced and expert stroke programs in the country, caring for more stroke patients than any other center in the southwestern United States. The Barrow Stroke Center has also treated more patients with tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), the only FDA-approved "clot-busting" drug, than any hospital in the United states. Barrow is the major stroke research center in the Southwest. Our team conducts more clinical stroke treatment and prevention research trials than any other institution in the region.
The Barrow Stroke Center is networked with numerous Arizona hospitals to provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for patients with stroke and other neurovascular disorders. Doctors at network hospitals have protocols and telephone support for providing emergency stroke treatment, after which patients are transferred to the Barrow Stroke Center for further care and diagnostic studies.
Barrow Stroke Team
The Barrow Stroke Team is available 24 hours a day to treat stroke victims and to offer professional service to doctors throughout Arizona. The Stroke Team consists of the following specialists:
- Neurologists with expertise in stroke
- Neurosurgeons specializing in endovascular and cerebrovascular techniques
- Neuroradiologists using and investigating advanced technology for brain imaging and intervention
- Neuroscience nurses specialized in stroke, critical care, acute care, and rehabilitation (Barrow Stroke Center is staffed by nurses who are members of American Association of Neuroscience Nurses)
- Case managers and social workers
- Neurorehabilitation physicians and neuropsychologists as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapists
Our goals are to improve outcomes for stroke patients through improved diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, and to prevent stroke through public education and outreach.
Meet the Team
Barrow Stroke Center, Barrow Neurological Institute
for bios of physicians and clinical care specialists, researchers, and support staff on the Barrow Stroke Team.
Focus On Outcomes—Best Practices
Sophisticated technology and research are translated into improved outcomes at the Barrow Stroke Center. Our methodology relies on
best practice "guidelines" to improve key processes. Physicians, nurses, technicians, and therapists receive continuous training on advances in stroke care.
Of special importance is patient and family satisfaction with the care process. Barrow caregivers continuously strive to improve patient care by seeking input from patients and families through questionnaires and direct feedback.
Barrow Neurological Institute
Barrow has one of the largest independent graduate medical education neuroscience programs in the country. The teaching faculty are committed to providing postgraduate medical education for residents and fellows in neurology, neuroradiology, and neurosurgery. We also provide educational programs and symposia for community physicians, nurses, and paramedics regarding recent advances in stroke research, diagnosis, and treatment.
To learn more about neuroscience graduate education at Barrow, visit Graduate Medical Education.
For a list of upcoming educational programs, visit Conferences and Symposia.
For non-urgent stroke questions and inquiries, call 602-406-7777 or 1-800-BARROW1 (227-7691).