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 and he is the Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Area of expertise: neurosurgery, neonatal neurology

David Hong, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in treating children with brain, spinal cord and skull base tumors. 

Area of expertise: neurosurgery

Kelly Mahaney, MD, is board certified in neurological surgery and pediatric neurosurgery. 

Area of expertise: neurosurgery

 

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in treating children with craniosynostosis, brain tumors, and congenital disorders.

Area of expertise: neurosurgery

Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC

Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. 

Area of expertise: neurosurgery

Nursing

Kristi Thraves, BSN, RN

Kristi Thraves, BSN, 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

Kunj Sheth, MD, is a pediatric urologist who specializes in caring for children with simple as well as complex genitourinary disorders.

Area of expertise: 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 a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Area of expertise: urology

Physical Therapy

Eilish Byrne, DPT 

Macey Webb, DPT

Area of expertise: rehabilitation medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation

Social Services

Christine Tran, MSW 

Christine Tran, MSW, is a board certified clinical social worker.

Area of expertise: social work