John F. Kerrigan, MD
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Co-Director, Hypothalamic Hamartoma Program
Principal Investigator, Hypothalamic Hamartoma Tissue Research Laboratory
Dr. Kerrigan is the Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Co-Director (with Harold Rekate, M.D.) of the Hypothalamic Hamartoma Program at Barrow. He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed his residency in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Kerrigan then completed a Pediatric Neurology residency at the University of California at Los Angeles before coming to Barrow for a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, under the direction of Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix.
Dr. Kerrigan's clinical interests include refractory epilepsy, seizure monitoring, and surgical treatment for epilepsy. He is Research Director of the Hypothalamic Hamartoma Program at Barrow. The Hypothalamic Hamartoma Research Program includes multiple clinical and laboratory projects involving investigators at Barrow and allied institutions.
He is also the Principal Investigator in the Hypothalamic Hamartoma Tissue Research Laboratory, which is using confocal microscopy and immunohistochemistry to study the microanatomy of hypothalamic hamartoma tissue. He is an author or co-author on more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals. In 2004 Dr. Kerrigan was a Visiting Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
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