Our General Surgery Team

In this age of high technology and rapidly advancing medical science, no procedure is a one-surgeon show. Rather, surgeons approach surgery as a collaboration, working closely with experts in comfort and pain control (anesthesiologists), laboratory physicians (pathologists), critical care specialists and imaging experts (radiologists).

In addition, comprehensive care of children like yours often requires consultation and cooperation with other specialists, such as oncologists (cancer), obstetrician/gynecologists (pregnancy and birth), urologists (urinary system), neonatologists (newborn care) and genetic counselors.

Members of our team are listed below. All doctors are certified by the American Board of Surgery and are members of all of the national pediatric surgical associations.


Advanced practitioners

Administrative staff

  • Lisa Forneris - Division Manager, Pediatric General Surgery
  • Blanca Nunez - Operations Supervisor
  • Rosa Maderna - Administrative Associate
  • Elizabeth Marquez - Administrative Associate
  • Dalia Michel - Administrative Associate
  • Angela Leija - Administrative Associate
  • Vicente Marcelo - Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Russelle Anne McDermott - Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Coordinator