Neonatology Care Team

Our Neonatology physicians are based at several locations throughout the Bay Area, with some practicing at more than one location. Our Stanford Medicine physicians are faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine. Our hospitalists are physicians who specialize in clinical, hospital-based care. Please see our list of neonatologists below, organized alphabetically by their primary location:

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford                                                                                                                                    


William Benitz, MD, Chief of Neonatology
Shazia Bhombal, MD
Vinod Bhutani, MD
Sonia Bonifacio, MD
Valerie Chock, MD, Associate Director of Neonatal Services, Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program
Ronald Cohen, MD, Medical Director, Packard Intermediate Care Nursery
Alexis Davis, MD, Medical Director, Packard Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Louis Halamek, MD, Director, Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education
Susan Hintz, MD, Medical Director, Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program, Co-Director Johnson Pregnancy & Newborn Center
Ritu Chitkara, MD, Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program
Henry Chong Lee, MD
Jonathan Palma, MD
Jochen Profit, MD
William Rhine, MD, Medical Director, Neonatology Quality Improvement
Melissa Scala, MD
David Stevenson, MD
Philip Sunshine, MD
Krisa Van Meurs, MD, Medical Director, Neuro NICU and ECMO Program
Nicole Yamada, MD

Dominican Hospital


Magdy Ismail, MD, Medical Director, Dominican Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Antonios Issa, MD

Watsonville Hospital


Edward McNamara, MD, Medical Director, Watsonville Special Care Nursery

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital


Robert Castro, MD, Medical Director, Salinas Valley Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Greg Glasscock, MD
Carl Yaeger, MD