Medical School / Education

University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA


(Pediatrics) University of California, San Francisco, CA


(Pediatrics) University of California, San Francisco, CA

(Neurology and Pediatric Neurology) University of California, Los Angeles, CA


(Epilepsy and EEG) Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

American Board of Pediatrics

Neurology and Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Pediatric Neurology


Refractory Epilepsy

Seizure Monitoring

Epilepsy Surgery

Top Doctor Recipient

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor of Child Health and Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Epilepsy associated with Hypothalamic Hamartomas

Epilepsy Monitoring and Surgical Treatment

Laboratory research on basic mechanisms of epileptogenesis

What led you to your career as a neurology doctor?
I am interested in neuroscience and I love working with children.

What is the best thing about your job?
My patients and my colleagues.

Have you received a special gift of thanks or piece of artwork from a child?
One of my patients recently graduated to an adult neurologist after many years under my care, and gave me a wonderful nature photograph that she had taken.

What is your favorite children’s book?
We always enjoyed the Berenstain Bears series of books, but my kids are all grown up now.

How do you go about calming a child’s fears, aside from the wonderful work of the Child Life team?
If you can get the child’s parent to relax, usually things go smoothly for everyone.

How do you build trust with a parent?
Parents like to ask a lot of questions, and making time for that is important.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Reading and gardening.

What is your favorite local restaurant?
My wife and I particularly enjoy Italian food.

Can you tell us about your family?
We have three grown children, living in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Where are you originally from, and how did you get here?
My wife and I are both native San Franciscans. We moved to Phoenix 20 years ago in order for me to accept a position at the Barrow Neurological Institute.


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Dr Kerrigan seems to have a strong interest in helping my child. He obviously has a strong interest in the field he is in.

I was extremely impressed with the outpouring of care from the staff, nurses and most especially- Dr. Kerrigan. Everyone was in such positive spirits and so very kind during the entire visit. Dr. Kerrigan was very attentive and thorough with his assessment of my child. With his profound experience and knowledge, he gave me the information I needed regarding my child's health. His calm reassurance that my child was not suffering in any way and that she was in fact behaving as any normal child would, was such a blessing to hear. I hope if we ever need to be seen again for any neurological reason we will get to visit with Dr. Kerrigan as I know he will take the best care of my child. I cannot say enough praises for Dr. Kerrigan. Thank you so much.

Our doctor was great! The whole experience yesterday was great and everything was very timely

Dr. Kerrigan and his office always provides us the best experience!

Dr. Kerrigan was great. My son has seen him for about 10 years. He was easy to understand and did a good job with explaining the next steps. Thank you Dr. Kerrigan for listening to me and being an advocate for my son.

Dr. Kerrigan has taken care of this child since infancy. He has always made his decisions for med, tests, treatment with the family's input.

We had great experiences in the clinic. I am grateful to have Dr. Kerrigan as my child neurologist.