Pediatric neurosurgeon who made the transition to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with the other pediatric specialty practitioners, and proud to remain part of the Barrow Neurological Institute. As a member of the Barrow Children’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center, I offer a team approach to children with craniosyonostosis and other skull anomalies.
I treat all areas of pediatric neurosurgery, including brain and spine tumors, trauma, and developmental anomalies. My research interests include brain tumors and craniosynostosis.
I believe that a supportive and involved family is very important for healing in children. Many children do not have the ability to understand complex medical problems, so gaining their trust and making them feel safe are essential to providing good care.
Originally from New Hampshire, I attended Medical School at Tulane University in New Orleans. I then completed a Neurological Surgery Residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Post-residency subspecialty training included a Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Medical School / Education: Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LAInternship: General Surgery: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program Phoenix, AZResidency: Neurological Surgery: Barrow Neurological Institute Phoenix, AZ
Consultation Languages: English, Spanish Website: http://www.phoenixchildrens.org/find-a-doctor/ruth-bristol-md#find-a-doc-mapPediatric Neurosurgery: Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CAb S, Perez-Orribo L, Mahan M, Theodore N, Nakaji P, Bristol RE. Evaluation of operative procedures for symptomatic outcome after decompression surgery for Chiari type I malformation. J Clin Neurosci. Sep 2012;19(9):1268-1272.
Horn EM, Feiz-Erfan I, Bristol RE, Lekovic GP, Goslar PW, Smith KA, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF. Treatment options for third ventricular colloid cysts: comparison of open microsurgical versus endoscopic resection. Neurosurgery. Apr 2007;60(4):613-618; discussion 618-620.
Bristol RE, Theodore N, Rekate HL. Segmental spinal dysgenesis: report of four cases and proposed management strategy.Childs Nerv Syst. Mar 2007;23(3):359-364.