Children's Neuroscience Symposium Faculty

The Children's Neuroscience Symposium features our own nationally prominent faculty and keynote speaker presenting topics that highlight the recent advances in pediatric neuroscience. All faculty are affiliated with Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Barrow Neurological Institute. 

 See the 2016 Program

Course Directors

P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP

Director, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery/Children's Neurosciences

Clinical Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery

Academic Division Chief Neurosurgery, Department of Child Health University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix


Matthew M. Troester, DO

Co-Director, Comprehensive Sleep Program, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology


Faculty Speakers

Saunder Bernes, MD

Pediatric Neurology 

Sarah Beaumont, MD 

General Pediatrics


Robin K. Blitz, MD

Developmental Pediatrics 

Ruth Bristol, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery


John Kerrigan, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Michael Kruer, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Kara S. Lewis, MD

Pediatric Neurology 

​  Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD

​ Director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program 

Kristin Lindstrom, MD 

Genetics and Metabolism

Jamal McClendon, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Randall K. Ricardi, DO 

Pediatric Psychiatry 

Mark P. Popenhagen, PsyD

Pediatric Psychology

Reena G. Rastogi, MD

Pediatric Neurology

David H. Shafron, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon


Jacob Venter, MD, CPE

Pediatric Psychiatry

John T. Zaharopoulos, DO

Pediatric Psychiatry

















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