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  • Timothy Sanford, MD

    Timothy Sanford, MD, is a neurophysiatrist and back pain specialist at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Dr. Sanford’s expertise includes the nonsurgical management of spine problems, particularly those associated with arthritis and sports-related injuries. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the Spine Intervention Society.

    Dr. Sanford earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an interventional spine and sports fellowship at Ahwatukee Sports and Spine.

    Dr. Sanford’s research interests include diagnostic procedures and biomechanics.

    For more information or to request an appointment with Dr. Sanford, please call (480) 917-5600.

    Damian Berezovsky, MD

    Damian Berezovsky, MD, is the director of neuro-ophthalmology and an assistant professor of neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Berezovsky’s expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of visual problems related to neurological conditions such as optic nerve disorders, pituitary disorders, and neuroinflammatory diseases.

    Dr. Berezovsky earned his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of New Mexico and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Emory Eye Center at Emory University.

    Dr. Berezovsky’s research has focused on the effects of protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid in people with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and new options for sustained-release drug delivery for retinal diseases.

    Fax: (602) 406-6261

    Juan Uribe, MD

    Juan Uribe, MD, is chief of the division of spinal disorders, Volker Sonntag chair of spine research, and vice chairman of neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

    Dr. Uribe’s expertise includes the surgical treatment of scoliosis, spinal trauma, and spinal tumors, particularly with minimally invasive techniques. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Society of Lateral Access Surgery, and Scoliosis Research Society.

    Dr. Uribe earned his medical degree from Instituto Superior de Ciencias de la Salud in Colombia, where he also completed a residency in neurosurgery at Hospital San Vicente de Paul.  He also completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of South Florida and a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Miami.

    His research interests include anatomical, biomechanical, and clinical studies of applying minimally invasive spine surgery to complex degenerative disease, traumatic injuries, and tumors.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (602) 406-3181.

    View Dr. Uribe’s curriculum vitae here.


    Meredith Fonseca, MA, CCC-SLP

    Meredith Fonseca, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

    Ms. Fonseca’s expertise includes working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. She provides evaluation and treatment for speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive-linguistic disorders and is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD), LSVT e-LOUD, and SpeechVive. Ms. Fonseca is a multilingual service provider and can perform therapy in English, Spanish, or Brazilian.

    Ms. Fonseca received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and earned her master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (480) 787-2284.

    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.