Stanley L. Barnwell, M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. Barnwell is a neurointerventional neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of problems and abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord. His recent focus has been on the treatment of stroke. His current work includes:-- the use of new techniques in the treatment and prevention of stroke,-- the treatment of cerebral aneurysms with the Guglielmi detachable coil,-- use of the Pipeline Embolization Device: a braided, platinum and nickel-cobalt chromium alloy, wire mesh cylindrical implanted device, which is placed within an artery in the brain to treat aneurysms,-- intracranial thrombolysis for stroke, and-- innovations in intracranial angioplasty and stenting. Dr. Barnwell has joint academic appointments in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology. He joined the Dotter Institute as an associate professor in 1991. He is an active member of the medical community and is chair of the clinical faculty committee in the Department of Neurological Surgery and serves as executive director of OHSU's arteriovenous malformations (AVM) support group. Outside of the office, Barnwell enjoys biking and spending time with his wife and children.Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency and fellowships.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    MD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1983
  • Residency:
    Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship:
    Interventional Neuroradiology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Certification:
    Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

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