At Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, our research team is working toward finding cutting edge ways to treat Chiari malformations. But donations to support this research are desperately needed. Watch the video below to meet Izabelle, Edith and Adlette, five-year-old triplets who have Chiari malformation; their parents, Isabel and Julio, explain how Chiari malformations affect their daily lives.

Currently, our researchers, led by Jorge Arango, MD, and P. David Adelson, MD, are participating in three Chiari-related research studies that look at improving diagnosis and medical management for patients. One of the studies is a national consortium that aims to learn about the natural history of Chiari malformation its clinical course following treatment. The other two research efforts are Phoenix Children’s Hospital-led studies that identify predictors of surgical effectiveness based on clinical and radiological findings before and after surgery. Plans are currently underway to launch additional research efforts, but we need your help. Donate now to support vital research needed for the treatment of Chiari malformations.