The Neuro-Oncology team is made up of doctors from various disciplines and nurses with specialized training. The team approach helps to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive and highest quality care. We also work with other clinical service teams and teams that provide psychosocial support, so that patients and their families are cared for in every way.

John Crawford, M.D., M.S., Director, Neuro-Oncology Program; Director, Child Neurology Fellowship Program; Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Physicians from the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders 

Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, UC San Diego

Kevin Murphy M.D., M.S., Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program; Associate Professor & Vice Chair, UC San Diego Department of Radiation and Applied Sciences

Nathaniel Chuang, M.D., Chief of Neuroradiology; Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology, UC San Diego San Diego Imaging Medical Group

Scott Vandenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Neuropathology and Director of Pathology Tissue Technology Core and UC San Diego CTRI Human Tissue Resources, UC San Diego; Professor of Pathology, UC San Diego

Denise Malicki, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Pathologist; Associate Professor of Pathology, UC San Diego

Robert Weschler-Reya, Ph.D., Director, Tumor Development Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Hal Meltzer, M.D., Neurosurgical Director of Craniofacial Program; Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), UC San Diego

H.S. O’Halloran M.D., Director of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Charles Farrow, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist II

Lanipua Yeh-Nayre, B.S.N., M.S.N., C.P.N.P., Nurse Practitioner

Gail Garcellano, R.N., B.S.N., Case Manager

Other Clinical Service Teams

Support Service Teams