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Neurosurgery Care Team

Gerald Grant, MD

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

Areas of expertise: brain and spinal cord tumors, epilepsy, chiari malformations, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery, moyamoya disease

David S. Hong, MD

David S. Hong, MD, specializes 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

Kelly Mahaney, MD

Kelly Mahaney, MD, is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. She is interested in advancing Neuro-endoscopic techniques in Pediatric Neurosurgical practice.

Areas of expertise: endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, myelomeningocele and spinal dysraphism, congenital spinal conditions and craniovertebral junction abnormalities, spasticity, minimally-invasive craniosynostosis surgery, brain and spine tumors and epilepsy surgery

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD, is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. She is interested in developing novel approaches to treat children with craniosynostosis, brain tumors, and congenital disorders.

Areas of expertise: brain and spinal cord tumors, craniosynostosis (including minimally invasive techniques), treatment of congenital spinal conditions, spina bifida, Chiari malformation, spasticity, moyamoya disease, endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, enzyme replacement therapy for congenital disorders

Melissa Ballard, RN, MS, CPNP-AC

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.

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.

May Casazza, c-ACPNP

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

Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC

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.

Diana Poon, RN, MSN, CPNP

Diana Poon, RN, MSN, CPNP, 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.

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