Ear & Hearing Staff
Every member of our caring staff is here to help and support you while you are seeking treatment at the Center for Neurosciences. As one of the largest and most active private practices in Southern Arizona, we have assembled an outstanding team to help make your experience with us as positive as possible.
Dr. Jacob attended medical school at The University of Michigan and completed his residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. His fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery was at The Ohio State University, where he stayed as faculty for an additional 5 years before moving to Tucson in 2011.
Dr. Jacob specializes in Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery. Dr. Jacob comes to us from the University of Arizona, where he was Professor with tenure, Vice Chair of Otolaryngology, and founding Director is the University of Arizona Ear Institute. Dr. Jacob joined the Center for Neurosciences in 2017.
Dr. Bourn earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Arizona. She completed her Audiology externship at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2015, and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to practice at Presbyterian Ear Institute. In August of 2015, Dr. Bourn moved back to Tucson and has been practicing pediatric audiology at Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services.
Dr. Bourn provides diagnostic hearing evaluations, vestibular evaluations, electrophysiologic testing (ABR, VEMP, ENOG), hearing aid fittings, bone anchored hearing devices, and cochlear implant services for all ages. Dr. Bourn joined the Center for Neurosciences in 2017.
Dr. Goldstein earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Eastern Kentucky University in 2010 and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Arizona in 2014. She completed her doctoral externship at Arizona Hearing Specialists in Tucson and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in San, Diego.
Dr. Goldstein is a certified member of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She provides diagnostic hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, electrophysiologic testing (ABR, VEMP, ENOG), vestibular evaluations, hearing aid fittings, bone anchored hearing devices, and cochlear implant services for all ages. Dr. Goldstein joined the Center Neurosciences in 2017.
Mary Vidal began her work in healthcare 18 years ago as a Medical Assistant in a primary care office. She continued her career with various specialties before working with Dr. Jacob. She has worked with Dr. Jacob since 2011 helping to deliver quality care to each patient. Mary is fluent in Spanish and has a strong background in customer service, treating every patient the way she wants her parents treated. She has been with the Center for Neurosciences since 2017.
Laura Durazo has been working in the medical field for over ten years in various subspecialties but has focused on Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology for the last six. She was born right here in Tucson and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has been here for her entire life and she will most likely stay because she absolutely loves the weather. She enjoys working in the medical field because it allows her to take part in brightening someone’s day. Laura also loves finding new ways to help her patients throughout their medical journey. She has been with the Center for Neurosciences since 2017.
Amanda Mendoza began her career as a Medical Assistant in 2015. Prior to working with the Center for Neurosciences she worked with several specialty practices including Cardiology, Orthopedics and General Surgery. In her role as Audiology Assistant, Amanda strives to go above and beyond to make sure patients receive the best quality care. Spending free time with her good friends and family is what she enjoys most. Amanda has been with the Center for Neurosciences since April of 2019.
Dana joined our team with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare revenue cycle processes. Her career began at a multispecialty clinic in Chicago, Illinois and continued in various practices in Tucson. Dana has a degree in health care administration and is currently pursuing a degree in human resource in healthcare as well as CPC and COC certifications. Dana has a passion for learning and continues to develop her skills in the healthcare industry through continued education. Dana is an education officer with the local AAPC chapter, the Tucson Cactus Coders, where she helps others learn more about their profession. She joined the Center for Neurosciences in 2019.