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Faculty

Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Meet your Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program faculty members:

Brian Appavu, MD

  • Pediatric neurocritical care, pediatric epilepsy and pediatric neurosonology; medical management of critically ill children with neurological conditions, epilepsy and ICU EEG interpretation, multimodality neuromonitoring, and transcranial doppler ultrasound interpretation and performance.

Tara Mangum, DO

  • Pediatric neurocritical care, stroke, pediatric neurosonology; medical management of critically ill children with neurological conditions, management of pediatric stroke, and transcranial doppler ultrasound interpretation and performance.

Varina Boerwinkle, MD

  • Medical director of neurocritical care; medical management of critically ill children with neurologic conditions, resting state fMRI interpretation.

P. David Adelson, MD

  • Director of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital; neurosurgical management of critically ill children.

Todd Abruzzo, MD

  • Director of neurointerventional radiology, neurointerventional management of pediatric stroke and cerebral vascular anomalies.

Additional faculty:

Pediatric Neuroradiology; Advanced Neuroimaging

ICU EEG monitoring

Pediatric Intensive Care

Cardiac Intensive Care

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Hematology

Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Laura Ulms, MD

Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Additional training is offered by the adult neurology faculty in pediatric neurocritical care and stroke at Dignity Health, Barrow Neurological Institute and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.

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