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Angus Wilfong, MD, Joins Phoenix Children’s Hospital as Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Angus Wilfong, MD

Angus A. Wilfong, MD, has joined Phoenix Children's Hospital as Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s. In this role, Dr. Wilfong will oversee all functions of the neurology practice including surgery, technology, innovation, and research and development.

Prior to joining Phoenix Children’s, Dr. Wilfong was the medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Texas Children’s Hospital. While there, he pioneered a minimally invasive epilepsy treatment that uses a laser to perform neurosurgery. The treatment has been effective in stopping seizures and drastically reduces the amount of time patients spend recovering in the hospital.

Dr. Wilfong earned his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan. After training in pediatrics in Canada, he completed a residency in child neurology and fellowships in electromyography, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Baylor College of Medicine. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Saskatchewan, Medical College of Wisconsin and for the last 15 years, at Baylor College of Medicine where he was professor of pediatrics, neurology and developmental neuroscience.

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