Our Epilepsy team is comprised of physicians including a neuropsychologist and a psychometerist, a case manager and nurses.
Physicians on our Epilepsy Team include:
- Joseph Sirven, MD
- Joseph Drazkowski, MD
- Katherine Noe, MD
- Matthew Hoerth, MD
- Jennifer Bortz, PhD, ABPP-ABCN, Neuropsychologist
- Lynn Autry, Psychometrist
Joseph I. Sirven, MD
Dr. Sirven received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, La. He completed a residency in neurology from the University of Minnesota. His EEG and epilepsy fellowship was completed at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sirven has published extensively on epilepsy and its treatment. His interests in epilepsy include status epilepticus, surgical therapy, epilepsy in older adults, and psychosocial issues particularly those involving Hispanic populations and transportation. He has numerous published articles and is the editor of four textbooks. He is currently co-director of the Epilepsy Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Banner Good Samaritan Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in collaboration with Phoenix Neurological Associates.
Joseph Drazkowski, MD
Dr. Drazkowski received his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed a neurologic residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute and a CNP/Epilepsy Fellowship. Dr. Drazkowski is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology and is an associate professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Dr. Drazkowski is interested in the treatment and social consequences of epilepsy and has contributed to more than 55 articles, book chapters and scholarly works on the subject. He also enjoys teaching in these areas.
Jennifer J. Bortz, PhD, ABPP-ABCN
Dr. Bortz obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona which included neuropsychology specialty training through the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and internship at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, R.I.
Dr. Bortz completed a two-year fellowship in neuropsychology at the Barrow Neurological Institute. She was awarded diplomate status in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, a member board of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, in 1998. In October 1999, Dr. Bortz transitioned to Mayo Clinic Arizona, providing diagnostic consultation services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She founded Arizona Integrative Neuropsychology in Scottsdale, Ariz. in April, 2008.
Dr. Bortz is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist specializing in diagnostic assessment of patients with known and suspected neurological conditions. Her primary area of expertise is in neuropsychological evaluation of individuals with memory disorders, mild to moderate cognitive impairment, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, seizures, and psychiatric imitators of medical illnesses.
She provides individual psychotherapy and scientifically supported biofeedback training for patients with primary neurological conditions as well as patients with cognitive concerns secondary to depression, anxiety and related psychological factors affecting health and well-being. Dr. Bortz has written and co-authored a number of scientific articles, presentations and textbook chapters along with being an active member of numerous psychological and medical associations.