• ​Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Founder of the state-funded Memory Disorder Center of Central Florida
  • Associate Professor of Neurology at the UCF College of Medicine
  • Developed the Central Florida’s memory disorder center at Orlando Health
  • Actively involved as a research physician in the latest Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease research
  • Recognized as one of the top neurologists in Central Florida for 19 consecutive years 


  • ​Recipient of 2008 Florida Society of Neurology Research Award
  • Recognized worldwide publications for various committees on Parkinson's disease
  • Member of: National Parkinson's Foundation Central Florida Chapter, Movement Disorder Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association
  • Actively involved as a research physician in the latest Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease research
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Ira J. Goodman, MD
Board-Certified Neurologist

Ira J. Goodman, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist specializing in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s
disease, dementia and memory disorders. His private practice, The Compass Clinic, is located in
downtown Orlando. Dr. Goodman graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1979, and completed his internship in internal medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center and residency in Neurology at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida.  

About Us

Dr. Baez-Torres has two daughters. Living a simple life just as she did during her childhood fills her heart with joy.  The best days for Dr. Baez-Torres are the ones she spends with her family. It does not take much for them to enjoy each other. Honesty, respect and dependability are values she was raised with and Dr. Baez-Torres pledges the same standards to her family. 

Anamaria Shanley, MSN, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner

Anamaria joined the Compass Clinic in December 2011. She comes to the Compass Clinic with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Anamaria graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree in 1997. She began working as an RN at Orlando Regional Medical Center on the neurological unit. She then transferred to the Medical/ Surgical/ Neuro ICU working as staff nurse, charge nurse, preceptor, and served on the code team. After 7 years of nursing experience, Anamaria graduated from UCF with her Master’s degree and is licensed as an Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse. 

Anamaria is Nationally Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and was inducted into the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in the areas of Women’s Health and Primary Care until joining The Compass Clinic. Anamaria has published 3 peer reviewed articles in The Consultant for Primary Care and Practical Neurology. She is also on the Board of Consultants for The Consultant Journal.

Anamaria met her husband at Florida State. They have 2 daughters, Madeleine and Emily, in Elementary School. Hobbies include coaching Madeleine’s soccer team, gardening, tennis and running. She has completed 6 marathons and over a dozen half marathons…and counting! 

Sheila Baez-Torres, MD, MBA   
Board-Certified Neurologist

Sheila Baez-Torres, MD, MBA, was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  After obtaining her degree in Puerto Rico,  she completed her  Neurology residency at the University of Miami. In 2009, Dr. Baez-Torres completed a Movement Disorders and Electromyography Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida.