Executives

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD

Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, is the Betsey Barton Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at Indiana University and Medical Director of the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center.

Born in Pittsburgh, Dr. Barbaro received a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University and his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His neurosurgical training was at the University of California, San Francisco, where he joined the faculty in 1985. Before leaving UCSF, Dr. Barbaro was professor of neurosurgery and residency program director. His surgical career includes the areas of epilepsy, peripheral nerves, pain, movement disorders, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and radiosurgery.

Dr. Barbaro’s research has included descending pain modulation, neuropharmacology of opioids, hippocampal slice physiology, and radiosurgical treatment of epilepsy. He is currently the principal investigator on an NIH-funded, multi-center epilepsy trial, Radiosurgery or Open Surgery for Epilepsy (ROSE). He has served on research review panels for NIH and NREF, as well as been a member of several NINDS Data and Safety Monitoring Boards. He was also co-chair of the NINDS Epilepsy Common Data Elements Committee and sits on the NINDS CDE Steering Committee.

In addition, Dr. Barbaro is scientific program chair for the AANS annual meeting. He will join the Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee this year. He is also chair of the Committee on Resident Education (CoRE) for the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery. He is a past-president of the Neurosurgical Society of America and the San Francisco Neurological Society.


Mona Euler

Mona Euler joined Indiana University Health in April 2012 to become the first vice president of Indiana University Health Neuroscience, a national leader in neuroscience care. A seasoned leader and nurse by training, Euler brings decades of fiscal know-how and clinical understanding to her role.

As VP for the health system’s neuroscience services statewide, Euler oversees the growth and development of the IU Health Neuroscience Center, a first-of-its-kind facility that combines the nationally ranked neuroscience program and resources of IU Health and IU School of Medicine. She leads this effort in partnership with renowned neurosurgeon and researcher Nicholas Barbaro, MD, who was named the center’s medical director in fall 2011.

Euler comes to IU Health from Kindred Healthcare where she served for 13 years as the market chief executive officer. During her time, she oversaw Kindred’s hospital locations in Indianapolis and Greenwood and specialized in improving service excellence initiatives, containing costs and developing strategies for physician collaboration.

Euler holds a nursing degree from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a founding board member of Mentoring Women’s Network and serves on boards for the Indiana Health and Hospital Association and the American Lung Association. She is also involved with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and the Johnson County Council on Aging.