Dr. Randall W. Porter

Adult brain surgery, spine surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, trigeminal neuralgia

Total disk replacement, CyberKnife, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, skull base surgery and acoustic neuromas.

Board Certifications:
American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Residencies and Fellowships:
Residency: Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Fellowships: Cerebrovascular/skull base surgery, BNI, and spinal surgery, BNI

Radiosurgery Training: Gamma Knife, Stockholm, Sweden. CyberKnife, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the University of Pittsburgh

Medical Director, Neurosurgery Operating Rooms, Barrow Neurological Institute Director, Interdisciplinary Skull Base Program, Barrow Neurological Institute

Patient Education


Healing the Lumberjack 


Tyler Burton 

Walking to a New Beat

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Dr. Porter grew up in a suburb of Chicago - Barrington, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and completed his medical studies at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He was a member and president of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. Dr. Porter is the associate editor of Skull Base Surgery, and has been invited to review numerous articles for the scientific literature. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and over 20 chapters in major medical textbooks, and has spoken at more than 100 professional meetings. He was named a Top Doc by his peers in Phoenix Magazine in June 2007 and was selected by the BNI residents as Teacher of the Year in 2005.

Among Dr. Porter’s professional accomplishments are the following:
  • Performed the first auditory brainstem implant in the state of Arizona.
  • Performed the first CyberKnife in Arizona
  • Performed the first extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) at BNI
  • Performed the first fully endoscopic microvascular decompression (for trigeminal neuralgia) in Arizona
  • Performed the first minimally invasive pedicle screw case at BNI
Dr. Porter is a family man who enjoys biblical studies. He is a member of the Moon Valley Bible Church. For leisure Dr. Porter is an avid golfer and likes to attend his children’s activities, such as Little League baseball games and dance competitions. He has 3 children, and a beautiful wife from Dallas, Texas.