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The Neuro-Oncology team is made up of doctors from various disciplines and nurses with specialized training. The multidisciplinary 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, Rady Children’s; Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program; and Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Clinical Research, UC San Diego

Physicians from the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Kimberly Bower, M.D., Palliative Medicine Physician

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

Jennifer Elster, M.D., Medical Director, Pediatric Proton Therapy Program; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

David Gonda, M.D., Director of Epilepsy Surgery; Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, UC San Diego

Paritosh Khanna, M.D., Radiologist

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

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

Iain MacEwan, M.D., Radiation Oncologist

Robert Weschler-Reya, Ph.D., Director, Joseph Clayes III Research Center for Neuro-Oncology and Genomic Medicine; Director, Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery Institute

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

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

Karen Miller, B.S.N., R.N. CEN, Nurse Manager

Sarah Speigle, B.S.N., R.N., CPHON, Nurse Manager

Other Clinical Service Teams

Support Service Teams