Dr. Ruth E Bristol MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Ruth Bristol is a neurosurgeon in Phoenix, Arizona. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years. Dr. Bristol accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 11 doctors at Chandler Regional Medical Center and one of 7 at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center who specialize in Neurological Surgery. She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: Pediatric

Clinical Interests: Neoplasms, Congenital Abnormalities, Neurosurgical Procedures, Treatment Outcome, Brain Neoplasms, Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations, Retrospective Studies, Craniosynostoses, Astrocytoma, Cranial Sutures

Hospital Affiliation

Chandler Regional Medical Center
High performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Phoenix Children's Hospital

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Ranked #16 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 2000 - 2001

Tulane University School of Medicine
Class of 2000

Barrow Neurological Institute
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 2001 - 2007

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Certified 1 years in pediatric neurosurgery

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 4 years in Neurological Surgery

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2015

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Transvenous to arterial Onyx embolization.
Albuquerque, F. C.,Ducruet, A. F.,Crowley, R. W.,Bristol, R. E.,Ahmed, A.,McDougall, C. G.

Evaluation of operative procedures for symptomatic outcome after decompression surgery for Chiari type I malformation.
Kalb, S., Perez-Orribo, L., Mahan, M., Theodore, N., Nakaji, P., Bristol, R. E.

Supracerebellar infratentorial endoscopically controlled resection of pineal lesions: case series and operative technique.
Uschold, T., Abla, A.A., Fusco, D., Bristol, R.E., Nakaji, P.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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