Neurosurgery Care Team

Gerald Grant

Gerald Grant, MD, is the Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and he is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

Areas of Expertise: Brain tumors, Chiari malformations, Concussions, Endoscopic craniofacial surgery, Epilepsy, Minimally invasive endoscopy procedures

 Samuel Cheshier

Samuel Henry Cheshier, MD, is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

Areas of Expertise: Brain tumors, Cerebrovascular disease, Congenital craniofacial anomalies, Epilepsy, Injuries to the brain and spine, Prenatal diagnosis, Spina bifida

 David Hong

David S. Hong, MDspecializes in the treatment of pediatric patients with neurosurgical conditions, with additional specialty training in the treatment of pediatric spinal disorders, including scoliosis.

Areas of Expertise: Brain tumors, spinal disorders and deformity, cerebrovascular conditions, craniofacial anomalies, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, trauma to head and spine

Melissa Ballard

Melissa Ballard, RN, MS, CPNP-AC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specializing in the care of hospitalized children, with an emphasis in the acute care setting. She is also a member of NAPNAP.

May Casazza

May Casazza, c-ACPNP, is a certified pediatric neurosurgery nurse practitioner with extensive experience working with pediatric intensive care patients.

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Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specializing in the care of children with special health care needs with an emphasis in adolescent health care. Her previous experience includes working as a neurosurgery PNP at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California.

Nicole Hodgeboom

Nicole Hodgeboom, RN, MS, CPNP, CNS, has over 10 years of experience working as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP), caring for children with complex medical conditions.

 Diana Poon

Diana Poon, RN, MSN, CPNP, CCRN, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) with extensive experience working with pediatric intensive care patients. She is also a certified critical care nurse and a member of NAPNAP.

Camly Slawson, RN, PNP

Camly Slawson, RN, PNP, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP). She is part of our neurosurgery outreach team and sees patients at John Muir Health.

Camille Bloom, MS, MMS, RD, PA-C

Camille Bloom, MS, MMS, RD, PA-C, currently covers both neurology and neurosurgery at the San Francisco campus at CPMC. Her areas of interest in neurosurgery are tethered cord, intraventricular hemorrhage of prematurity, craniosynostosis and plagiocephaly.