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  • 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.

    Allison O’Mara, PsyD

    Allison O’Mara, PsyD, is a rehabilitation psychologist in the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. O’Mara’s expertise includes neuro-rehabilitation, individual and group psychotherapy, and assessment throughout the trajectory of recovery. She is a member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Psychological Association, and the International Neuropsychological Society.

    Dr. O’Mara earned her master and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    As a certified music therapist, Dr. O’Mara is also interested in incorporating creative arts therapies into the neuro-rehabilitative setting for people with an acquired brain injury.

    For more information or to request an appointment, please call (602) 406-3473.

    Cynthia Monheim-Janss, PhD

    Cynthia Monheim-Janss, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Dr. Monheim-Janss’ expertise includes helping children and their families navigate medical treatments, surgeries, and other challenges associated with complex chronic health conditions, including craniofacial and neurological disorders. She is trained in psychosocial, neuropsychological, and pre-surgical evaluations, as well as medical psychotherapy and medical team consultations. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

    Dr. Monheim-Janss earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. She completed an internship in neuropsychology at the University of Arizona and a fellowship in pediatric psychology at Children’s Rehabilitative Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

    For more information or to request an appointment at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, please call (602) 406-3560.

    Gregory Lee, PhD

    Gregory Lee, PhD, is a professor of neuropsychology and director of training in neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

    Dr. Lee’s expertise includes the assessment of cognitive and psychological consequences of a variety of neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, neurodegenerative conditions, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, and cerebrovascular disease. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

    Dr. Lee received his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Lone Mountain College and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.

    Dr. Lee’s research interests include human cerebral hemispheric specialization for memory, language, emotion, and other cognitive functions primarily using functional neuroimaging and epilepsy surgery models.

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

    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.