Barrow Beyond Genius Bar
Enjoy a fast-paced evening of discovery, “speed-dating” with Barrow Neurological Institute Geniuses. Ask the world’s leading experts in brain and spine disorders anything and learn how they are saving
lives every day.
This members-only event offers members of Barrow Beyond unparalleled access to the world’s leading experts in brain and spine disorders. The only way you can attend this event is to join Barrow Beyond.
Meet the Barrow Geniuses
Michael T. Lawton, MD
President & CEO, Barrow Neurological Institute
Aneurysm and AVMs
The More You Know: A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes.
The More You Know: About 150 children are born in Arizona annually with cleft lip or palate or other facial difference.
The More You Know: Women in their 60s are twice more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than breast cancer.
Ekokobe Fonkem, DO
The More You Know: Approximately 80% of cancers, including lung, breast and colorectal cancers, have been associated with the ability to metastasize to the brain. Nearly 50% of melanoma cases will metastasize to the brain.
Susan Herman, MD
The More You Know: Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological condition in the United States.
The More You Know: About 14 million Americans live with a disability caused by a brain or spinal cord injury.
The More You Know: Dr. Manfredsson’s work with gene therapy not only can impact Parkinson’s treatment, but also has applications for diseases like Alzheimer’s and ALS.
Chad Quarles, PhD
The More You Know: Barrow researchers are studying how bioimaging can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease 20 years earlier, when the first changes occur.
The More You Know: 157 million workdays are lost each year in the US due to migraine.