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Robert Spetzler, MD


Dr. Robert Spetzler, director of Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s, is one of the world’s most renowned neurosurgeons who specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease, including aneurysms, skull base tumors, and various other brain malformations.

Robert Spetzler

He has been involved in pioneering the technique of hypothermia and cardiac arrest for the treatment of difficult brain lesions. Dr. Spetzler is believed to have treated more brain aneurysms than any other neurosurgeon in the world and is sought after by many neurologists and neurosurgeons for his expertise on difficult neurosurgery cases.

Dr. Spetzler has been honored many times by professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was the youngest recipient to have received the prestigious award to be the Honored Guest of Congress of Neurological Surgeons. St. Joseph’s is routinely recognized by U.S. News & World Report for neurology and neurosurgery under Dr. Spetzler’s leadership.