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  • Anna D. Burke, MD

    Anna D. Burke, MD, is a geriatric psychiatrist and the director of neuropsychiatry at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified in psychiatry with a subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Burke’s expertise includes the treatment of challenging behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that result from neurological conditions. She is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, and the Arizona Neuropsychiatric Association.

    Dr. Burke received her medical degree from Gdańsk Medical University. She completed her residency training in adult psychiatry at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living before completing a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

    In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Burke has led numerous clinical trials of investigational drugs, neuromodulation, environmental modifications, prevention methods, and novel neuroimaging techniques for cognitively impaired patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (602) 406-6262.

    Fax: (602) 406-6261

    Tom Sitzman, MD

    Thomas Sitzman, MD, is a plastic surgeon in the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

    Dr. Sitzman’s expertise includes the surgical treatment of cleft lip, cleft palate, and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

    Dr. Sitzman earned his medical degree from Duke University and his master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. He completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he completed a fellowship in pediatric plastic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children.

    Dr. Sitzman’s research interests include evaluating outcomes of cleft lip and palate surgical care, implementing evidence-based strategies in cleft lip and palate care, and identifying optimal treatment strategies for VPI.

    To request an appointment at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, please call (602) 406-3560.

    Karissa Secora, MPAS

    Karissa Secora is a physician assistant in the Jan & Tom Lewis Migraine Treatment Program at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

    Ms. Secora’s expertise and research interests include headache disorders. She is a member of the American Headache Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Association of Neurology Physician Assistants.

    Ms. Secora received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Concordia University in Wisconsin.

    Fax: (602) 406-6261

    Office Location

    Karissa Secora, MPAS
    240 West Thomas Road, Suite 400
    Phoenix, Arizona 85013

    Jina Youn, MD

    Jina Youn, MD, is a neurologist in the Stroke Program and an assistant professor of neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty board certification in vascular neurology.

    Dr. Youn’s expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurovascular diseases. She is a member of the American Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology.

    Dr. Youn received her master’s degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her neurology residency at Barrow Neurological Institute and a fellowship in vascular neurology at Northwestern University in Chicago.

    Dr. Youn’s research interests include stroke in young adults, stroke and pain, stroke and migraine, and dissections.

    To request an appointment with Dr. Youn, please call (602) 406-6262.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.