Tucson Neuroscience Research
Tucson Neuroscience Research
6567 E. Carondelet Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710-2156
Tucson Neuroscience Research draws from the expertise of two veteran organizations in the medical and clinical research world — Wake Research and Western Neurosurgery, Ltd.
About Western Neurosurgery, Ltd.
Western Neurosurgery, Ltd. was founded in 1980 by Dr. Robert Goldfarb and is the premier neurosurgical and neurology practice in southern Arizona. Located on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital, they are an affiliated partner of Carondelet Neurological Institute. Western provides neurology and neurosurgery for Tucson and surrounding communities in Southern Arizona.
L. Rodney Anderson, MD Lead Medical Investigator
A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Anderson is board certified in both neurology and vascular neurology. He completed his neurology residency, as well as a stroke and cerebrovascular disease fellowship, at the University of Arizona.
Prior to joining Carondelet Neurological Institute, Dr. Anderson held an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Arizona, where he was a co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Team and a neurosonologist in the vascular lab. He has been a principal investigator and co-investigator in numerous clinical research trials involving both acute treatment and prevention of stroke.
Dr. Anderson has been board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2000, and was re-certified in 2010. He received his vascular neurology board certification in 2009. He is a professional member of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Stroke Association.
Dr. Anderson is currently in private practice with Western Neurosurgery, Ltd. He remains active as a neurosonologist interpreting transcranial Doppler studies at the Carondelet Neurological Institute where he is also the director of vascular neurology. He is a member of the Brain Attack Team helping lead the Carondelet Neurological Institute in obtaining Primary Stroke Center certification/recertification as well as providing telestroke coverage to Southern Arizona. He practices both vascular and general neurology.
Diana Benenati, MD Sub-investigator
Dr. Benenati specializes in general neurology, EMG and neuromuscular diseases. She obtained a B.S. from the University of California and graduated with a M.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis in 1997.
Dr. Benenati completed her residency in neurology at the University of Arizona, and pursued a fellowship at the University of Arizona in neuromuscular disease and EMG. She is an active member of the American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
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