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Rady Children's Specialists


Our highly experienced and skilled team includes pediatric neurosurgeons and a pediatric neuro-oncologist.


Michael L. Levy, MD, PhD, FACS., Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, UC San Diego

David Gonda, MD, Director of Epilepsy Surgery; Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, UC San Diego

Nurse Practitioners

Cara Lee-Stephenson, NP
Cara-Lee worked as a nurse practitioner in primary care pediatrics for 7.5 years before joining our team in 2014. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She then attended Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in pediatrics. In 2004, Cara-Lee moved to San Diego with her husband, Will. They have two daughters as well as two dogs and a cat. She enjoys hiking in Mission Trails, baking and learning to play the piano.

Jocelyn Woudstra, RN, MSN, PNP-AC
Jocelyn Woudstra has been a pediatric nurse for over 14 years. She attended Northeastern University, where she graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then practiced as a bedside nurse for seven years before returning to school. She attended Duke University for her Master of Science in Nursing, where she graduated as a pediatric nurse practitioner with a certification in pediatric acute care. Jocelyn joined our team in 2021 after moving from Atlanta, where she practiced as a nurse practitioner for six years in plastic and craniofacial surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children, cooking and traveling.