Tethered Cord Syndrome Care Team

Cormac Maher, MD

Dr. Maher 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

Dr. Mahaney 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

H. Westley Phillips, MD

Dr. Phillips is a pediatric neurosurgeon. He is an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center. 

Areas of expertise:Pediatric epilepsy surgery, robotic-assisted stereotactic neurosurgery, neuromodulation, laser ablation, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, Chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, spasticity, spina bifida, spine trauma, spinal dysraphism, tethered cord syndrome, vascular anomalies

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD

Dr. Prolo is a pediatric neurosurgeon who is interested in developing novel approaches to treat children with craniosynostosis, brain tumors, and congenital disorders.

Areas of expertise:Craniosynostosis, brain tumors, and congenital disorders