Daniel L. Barrow, MD

Daniel Barrow

Daniel L. Barrow, MD
Pamela Rollins Professor and Chairman Department of Neurosurgery
Chief of the Neurosurgery Service at Emory University Hospital
Director, Emory MBNA Stroke Center

The Emory Clinic, Building B, 2nd floor
1365-B Clifton Rd., NE, Ste. 2200
Atlanta, GA 30322

To make an appointment: 404-778-5770

Daniel L. Barrow graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westminster College and received his MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Barrow completed his general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at Emory University affiliated hospitals and obtained his neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Upon completing his neurosurgical residency, he did a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

In 1998, Dr. Barrow was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Emory Clinic, Inc. He is currently the MBNA/Bowman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, where his research interests have focused on cerebrovascular disease and stroke.

Dr. Barrow has authored more than 200 scientific articles and chapters in medical textbooks and has authored or edited twelve monographs, including a major textbook of neurosurgery, The Practice of Neurosurgery. He has been a visiting professor at major universities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

During his career in medicine, Dr. Barrow has won many awards, including induction into the honorary medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He has been named in Who's Who in America and has been chosen by his peers to appear in the publication, The Best Doctors in America. In 1997, Dr. Barrow received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, one of only four recipients of this prestigious honor. In 1998, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from Westminster College.

Dr. Barrow has been active in organized neurosurgery, holding a variety of leadership and editorial positions in such societies as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Georgia Neurosurgical Society and the AANS/CNS Washington Committee. He has been on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Consultations and Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica, and has co-edited Contemporary Neurosurgery, edited Perspectives in Neurological Surgery and chaired the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Publications Committee.

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • brain aneurysm
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • brain tumors
  • bypass surgery brain
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cervical fusion
  • cranial aneurysms
  • discectomy
  • herniated disc
  • lumbar decompression
  • microdiscectomy
  • microsurgery
  • microvascular surgery
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal surgery
  • stroke
  • skull base tumors
  • transient ischemic attacks
  • trigeminal neuralgia

(Below publications are a select list from post-2000)


Schuette AJ, Hui FK, Obuchowski NA, Walkup RR, Cawley CM, Barrow DL, Samuels OB. An examination of aneurysm rerupture rates with epsilon aminocaproic acid. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Aug;19(1):48-55. PubMed PMID: 22847395.

Barrow DL, Spetzler RF. Cotton-clipping technique to repair intraoperative aneurysm neck tear: A technical note. Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 21368700.

Giannotta SL, Barrow DL. Cavernous malformations. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Sep;29(3):Introduction. PubMed PMID: 20827863.

Schuette AJ, Cawley CM, Barrow DL. Indocyanine green videoangiography in the management of dural arteriovenous fistulae. Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep;67(3):658-62; discussion 662. PubMed PMID: 20647967.

Hadjipanayis CG, Schuette AJ, Boulis N, Hao C, Barrow DL, Teo C. Full scope of options. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jul;67(1):197-203; discussion 203-4. PubMed PMID: 20559107; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2888508.

Elliott-Lewis EW, Mason AM, Barrow DL. Evaluation of a new bipolar coagulation forceps in a thermal damage assessment. Neurosurgery. 2009 Dec;65(6):1182-7; discussion 1187. PubMed PMID: 19934979.

Barrow DL. Commentary. Surg Neurol. 2009 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19836064.

Mason AM, Cawley CM, Barrow DL. Surgical management of intracranial aneurysms in the endovascular era : review article. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2009 Mar;45(3):133-42. Epub 2009 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 19352474; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2666114.

Tumialán LM, Barrow DL, Tindall SC. The history of neurosurgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun;62(6):1361-9; discussion 1369. PubMed PMID: 18825004.

Tumialán LM, Zhang YJ, Cawley CM, Dion JE, Tong FC, Barrow DL. Intracranial hemorrhage associated with stent-assisted coil embolization of cerebral aneurysms: a cautionary report. J Neurosurg. 2008 Jun;108(6):1122-9. PubMed PMID: 18518714.

Tumialán LM, Lin FJ, Fountain J, Barrow DL. CT venography used for preoperative planning of foreign body extraction in penetrating craniocerebral trauma: technical case report. J Trauma. 2009 Feb;66(2):567-9. PubMed PMID: 18277272.

 Tumialán LM, Brat DJ, Fountain AJ, Barrow DL. An astroblastoma mimicking a cavernous malformation: case report. Neurosurgery. 2007 Mar;60(3):E569-70; discussion E570. PubMed PMID: 17327764.

Mizuno J, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Barrow DL. Recurrent subdural hematoma caused by cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Feb;4(2):183-5. PubMed PMID: 16506488.

Tumialán LM, Cawley CM, Barrow DL. Arachnoid cyst with associated arachnoiditis developing after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2005 Dec;103(6):1088-91. PubMed PMID: 16381198.

Tumialán LM, Dhall SS, Tomak PR, Barrow DL. Alagille syndrome and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2006;42(1):57-61. Review. PubMed PMID: 16357504.

Dhall SS, Tumialán LM, Brat DJ, Barrow DL. Spinal intradural clear cell meningioma following resection of a suprasellar clear cell meningioma. Case report and recommendations for management. J Neurosurg. 2005 Sep;103(3):559-63. PubMed PMID: 16235691.

Scarbrough TJ, Crocker IR, Davis LW, Barrow DL, Fowler BZ, Oyesiku NM. Intracranial arteriovenous malformations treated utilizing a linear accelerator-based patient rotator or commercially available radiosurgery system. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2005;83(2-3):91-100. Epub 2005 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 16037682.

Tumialán LM, Barrow DL. Alagille syndrome. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jun;102(6):1171. PubMed PMID: 16028785.

Barrow DL. Supplementary comment on "Histological study of the normal vertebral artery--etiology of dissecting aneurysms". Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2005 Jan;45(1):71. PubMed PMID: 15699626.

Barrow DL. Bad science ISAT: the impact on neurosurgical practice. Clin Neurosurg. 2004;51:126-31. PubMed PMID: 15571137.

Barrow DL, Cawley CM. Surgical management of complex intracranial aneurysms. Neurol India. 2004 Jun;52(2):156-62. Review. PubMed PMID: 15269461.

Narayan P, Workman MJ, Barrow DL. Surgical treatment of a lenticulostriate artery aneurysm. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2004 Feb;100(2):340-2. PubMed PMID: 15086244.

Tomak PR, Cloft HJ, Kaga A, Cawley CM, Dion J, Barrow DL. Evolution of the management of tentorial dural arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery. 2003 Apr;52(4):750-60; discussion 760-2. PubMed PMID: 12657170.

Narayan P, Barrow DL. Intramedullary spinal cavernous malformation following spinal irradiation. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 2003 Jan;98(1 Suppl):68-72. PubMed PMID: 12546391.

Zhang YJ, Barrow DL, Cawley CM, Dion JE. Neurosurgical management of intracranial aneurysms previously treated with endovascular therapy. Neurosurgery. 2003 Feb;52(2):283-93; discussion 293-5. PubMed PMID: 12535356.

Barrow DL. Reaching for Utopia and slouching towards Gomorrah. Clin Neurosurg. 2002;49:562-79. PubMed PMID: 12506570.

Barnes B, Cawley CM, Barrow DL. Intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to vascular lesions. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2002 Jul;13(3):289-97, v. Review. PubMed PMID: 12486919.

Barrow DL. Spinal cord vascular lesions. J Neurosurg. 2002 Mar;96(2 Suppl):143-4; discussion 144. PubMed PMID: 12450275.

Johnston SC, Higashida RT, Barrow DL, Caplan LR, Dion JE, Hademenos G, Hopkins LN, Molyneux A, Rosenwasser RH, Vinuela F, Wilson CB; Committee on Cerebrovascular Imaging of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology. Recommendations for the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: a statement for healthcare professionals from the Committee on Cerebrovascular Imaging of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology. Stroke. 2002 Oct;33(10):2536-44. PubMed PMID: 12364750.

Narayan P, Samuels OB, Barrow DL. Stroke and pediatric human immunodeficiency virus infection. Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2002 Sep;37(3):158-63. Review. PubMed PMID: 12187061.

Alleyne CH Jr, Barrow DL, Oyesiku NM. Combined transsphenoidal and pterional craniotomy approach to giant pituitary tumors. Surg Neurol. 2002 Jun;57(6):380-90; discussion 390. PubMed PMID: 12176196.

Cloft HJ, Tong FC, Joseph GJ, Dion JE, Barrow DL. Early intracerebral hemorrhage complicating the successful occlusion of a carotid-cavernous fistula. Interv Neuroradiol. 2002 Jun 30;8(2):209-12. Epub 2004 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 20594532.

Tang G, Cawley CM, Dion JE, Barrow DL. Intraoperative angiography during aneurysm surgery: a prospective evaluation of efficacy. J Neurosurg. 2002 Jun;96(6):993-9. PubMed PMID: 12066933.

Barrow DL. Reaching for Utopia and slouching toward Gomorrah. Neurosurgery. 2002 Jun;50(6):1181-9. PubMed PMID: 12015834.

Zhang YJ, Barrow DL, Day AL. Extracranial-intracranial vein graft bypass for giant intracranial aneurysm surgery for pediatric patients: two technical case reports. Neurosurgery. 2002 Mar;50(3):663-8. PubMed PMID: 11841740.

Barrow DL, Cawley CM. Aneurysms requiring extended cranial base approaches. Clin Neurosurg. 2000;47:139-77. Review. PubMed PMID: 11197700.

Barrow DL, Cawley CM. Therapeutic carotid occlusion: indications and potential complications. Clin Neurosurg. 2000;46:392-409. Review. PubMed PMID: 10944691.

Barrow DL. Controversies in neurosurgery: microsurgery versus radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations--the case for microsurgery. Clin Neurosurg. 2000;46:285-94. Review. PubMed PMID: 10944684.

Barrow DL, Hadley MN. Fifty years of the congress of neurological surgeons: foundations, objectives, and legacies. Neurosurgery. 2000 Aug;47(2):261-7. PubMed PMID: 10941999.

Abruzzo T, Joseph GJ, Owens DS, Dawson RC 3rd, Reid J, Barrow DL. Prevention of complications resulting from endovascular carotid sacrifice: a retrospective assessment. Neurosurgery. 2000 Apr;46(4):910-6; discussion 916-7. PubMed PMID: 10764264.