Spina Bifida Care Team

The expert members of our Spina Bifida Team are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of neural tube defects and the associated conditions. They are specialists in the following areas:

Neurosurgery

Gerald Grant, MD

Gerald Grant, MD, is the Program Chair for the Spina Bifida Clinic, Division Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Area of Expertise: Neurosurgery, Neonatal Neurology

Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC

Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC, is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Area of Expertise: Neurosurgery

Nicole Hodgeboom, RN, MS, CPNP, CNS

Nicole Hodgeboom, RN, MS, CPNP, CNS, is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2005.

Area of Expertise: Neurosurgery

Nursing

Marissa Cingoz, MS, RN 

Marissa Cingoz, MS RN, is the Spina Bifida Program Coordinator.

Area of Expertise: Spina Bifida

 

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Christina Buysse, MD 

Christina Buysse, MD, is the Program Co-Chair for the Spina Bifida Clinic

Area of Expertise:  Neonatology

Orthopedic Surgery

Jeffrey Young, MD 

Jeffery Young, MD, is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Area of Expertise:  Orthopedics, Hip Preservation

Urology

Hsi-Yang Wu, MD

 His-Yang Wu, MD, is a board certified in pediatric urology.

Area of Expertise: Urology, pediatric urology

Malathy Sivapalasingam, NP 

Malathy Sivaapalasingam, NP, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Area of Expertise: Urology

Susan Pike, NP

 Susan Pike, NP, is board certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Area of Expertise: Urology

Physical Therapy

Eilish Byrne, DPT 

Eilish Byrne, DPT, is board certified Rehabilitation Medicine

Area of Expertise: Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation