Pediatric Spine Center Care Team

At Stanford Medicine Children's Health, our spine experts from neurosurgery and orthopedics work together to offer your child the most advanced and effective treatment options.

Neurosurgery

Cormac Maher, MD

Cormac Maher, MD, is the Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center.

Areas of expertise: brain tumors, chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, spasticity, congenital malformations of the brain and spine, spina bifida, spine tumors, tethered cord syndrome

Kelly Mahaney, MD

Kelly Mahaney, MD, is the co-director of the Spine Center. She is board certified in neurological surgery.

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

H. Westly Phillips

H. Westly Phillips, MD

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

Orthopedic surgery

Meghan Imrie, MD

Meghan Imrie, MD, is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: scoliosis and other spinal deformities, orthopedic trauma, hip dysplasia, clubfoot and other foot and ankle deformities, neuromuscular conditions

James Policy, MD

James Policy, MD, is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: spinal deformities, complex fracture care, sports medicine, pediatric hip reconstruction

Kali Tileston, MD

Kali Tileston, MD, is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: spinal deformities, neuromuscular disorders, complex fracture care

John Vorhies, MD

John Vorhies, MD, is co-director of the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Spine Center, and is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: infantile, juvenile, and adolescent scoliosis and spinal deformity; congenital scoliosis; spondylolisthesis; disk herniation; cervical spine abnormalities; spinal tumors

Pain management

Andrew Dinh, MD

Andrew Dinh, MD, is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Areas of expertise: pain management, anesthesia

Physical therapy

Dorothy Fung, PT, DPT

Dorothy Fung, PT, DPT 
Schroth C1 Certification

 
Jon-Erik Pena, PT, DPT

Jon-Erik Pena, PT, DPT
Schroth C1 Certification