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Barrow HH Team Update August 29, 2014

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.

Many patients have asked me why Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) can be found at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center (SJH) as well as Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). Here is the reasoning.

 A few years ago the health care system St. Joseph’s Hospital operates under made the decision to transition inpatient pediatric care to Phoenix Children’s in order to concentrate the pediatric specialists at one hospital. Until that time pediatric care was somewhat disjointed as many hospitals offered pediatric care. A deal was struck, and Barrow pediatric physicians transitioned to PCH.

What this means for our HH patients is that the HH team now co-exists at both hospitals. Patients under 18 years of age are discussed at the adult HH conference and treated at Barrow. Our younger patients are reviewed and treated at PCH. Since the transition, our HH team at both hospitals has grown, which has increased our ability to offer greater clinical expertise and expand research opportunities.

8-01-14 HH group-1

Back Row from left: Matthew Troester, DO, Andrew Shetter, MD, John Kerrigan, MD, Peter Nakaji, MD, Ratan Bhardwaj, MD, George Prigatano, PhD

 Front Row from left: Laura Knecht, MD, Oliver Oatman, MD, Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, Ruth Bristol, MD, Laura Lehnhoff, MD,  Padmaja Bollam, MD

Missing are the following physicians: Drs. Randa Jarrar, Korwyn Williams, Raymond Bunch, John Fulton, Donald McClellan, and Erin Prenger.  


Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Barrow Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center


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