Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD


Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD


Residency/Fellowship

Internship, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Residency, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Fellowship, Pain Research, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon in UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in treating patients with chronic pain, epilepsy, nerve injury, nerve tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia. Additionally, Dr. Barbaro is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Barbaro earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery as well as a fellowship in pain research at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Dr. Barbaro served as the Chair of Neurological Surgery for Indiana University School of Medicine for eight years while concurrently serving as Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. During his time at the University of California, San Francisco, he was professor of neurological surgery, a residency program director, and the co-director of the functional neurosurgery program. His research efforts have been in the fields of pain physiology and pharmacology, epilepsy electrophysiology, epilepsy surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He currently serves as President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and Chair of the Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as Vice-President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Chair of the Committee Accrediting Sub-Specialty Training (CAST) for the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He is also a former president of the Neurosurgical Society of America.

Specializations

  • Chronic pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve injury
  • Nerve tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Board Certification

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana
  • Multiple Resident Teaching Awards, University of California, San Francisco
  • Phi Beta Kapa
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