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  • Martha Llamas, LMSW

    Martha Llamas is a bilingual licensed master social worker in the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. She is licensed by the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

    Ms. Llamas’ expertise includes individualized treatment planning and interventions to support patients and families with medical, emotional, and socioeconomic needs.

    Ms. Llamas earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Arizona State University.

    For more information or to request an appointment with Ms. Llamas, please call (602) 406-3560. 

    Elsa Baena, PhD

    Elsa Baena, PhD, is a neuropsychologist in the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology and the inpatient neuro-rehabilitation unit at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Baena’s expertise includes the neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with a variety of neurological diagnoses, including neurodegenerative conditions, acquired brain injuries, cardiovascular diseases, and brain tumors. She also conducts pre- and postsurgical evaluations for deep brain stimulation (DBS) and epilepsy surgery. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is a member of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, the National Latinx Psychological Association, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

    Dr. Baena earned her master’s degree in psychology and doctorate in neuropsychology from the University of Arizona. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Spanish/cross-cultural adult neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.

    Dr. Baena’s research interests include the neuropsychological assessment of Spanish-speaking individuals; cultural neuroscience of cognitive aging, healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer’s disease among Hispanic and Latin American peoples; culturally appropriate cognitive rehabilitation interventions for treatment of MCI and Alzheimer’s disease, and effective training strategies to work with underserved and linguistically diverse communities.

    For more information or to request an appointment with Dr. Baena, please call (602) 406-3671.

    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

    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.