Pediatric Spine Center Care Team

At Stanford Children's Health, our spine experts from neurosurgery and orthopedics work together to offer your child the most advanced and effective treatment options.

Spine Center leadership

Ardin Berger, DO

Ardin Berger, DO, is co-director of the Stanford Children’s Health Spine Center, and is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Areas of expertise: pain management, osteopathic medicine, anesthesia

David S. Hong, MD

David S. Hong, MD, is co-director of the Stanford Children’s Health Spine Center, and specializes in the treatment of pediatric patients with neurosurgical conditions, with additional specialty training in the treatment of pediatric spinal disorders.

Areas of expertise: brain tumors, spinal disorders and deformity, cerebrovascular conditions, craniofacial anomalies, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, trauma to head and spine

John Vorhies, MD

John Vorhies, MD, is co-director of the Stanford Children’s Health Spine Center, and is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: infantile, juvenile, and adolescent scoliosis and spinal deformity; congenital scoliosis; spondylolisthesis; disk herniation; cervical spine abnormalities; spinal tumors

Neurosurgery

Gerald Grant, MD, FACS

Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, is the division chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and he is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

Areas of expertise: brain and spinal cord tumors, epilepsy, Chiari malformations, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery, moyamoya disease

Kelly Mahaney, MD

Kelly Mahaney, MD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon. She is interested in advancing neuroendoscopic 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

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD

Laura Prolo, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurosurgeon. She is interested in developing novel approaches to treat children with craniosynostosis, brain tumors, and congenital disorders.

Areas of expertise: brain and spinal cord tumors, craniosynostosis (including minimally invasive techniques), treatment of congenital spinal conditions, spina bifida, Chiari malformation, spasticity, moyamoya disease, endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, enzyme replacement therapy for congenital disorders

Orthopedic surgery

Meghan Imrie, MD

Meghan Imrie, MD, is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: scoliosis and other spinal deformities, orthopedic trauma, hip dysplasia, clubfoot and other foot and ankle deformities, neuromuscular conditions

James Policy, MD

James Policy, MD, is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: spinal deformities, complex fracture care, sports medicine, pediatric hip reconstruction

Lawrence Rinsky, MD

Lawrence Rinsky, MD, is the chief emeritus of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: spinal deformity correction, developmental hip dysplasia, sarcoma

Kali Tileston, MD

Kali Tileston, MD, is a board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in pediatric spinal deformity including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), early onset scoliosis (EOS), and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Areas of expertise: spinal deformities, neuromuscular disorders, complex fracture care

Pain management

Elliot Krane, MD

Elliot Krane, MD, is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Areas of expertise: pain management, anesthesia

Physical therapy

Kylie Buck, PT, DPT

Kylie Buck, PT, DPT

Rachel Christensen, PT, DPT

Rachel Christensen, PT, DPT

Dorothy Fung, PT, DPT

Dorothy Fung, PT, DPT 
Schroth C1 Certification

Stephen Hare, PTA

Charlie Lee, PT, DPT

Tim Liu, PT, DPT

Tim Liu, PT, DPT

Jon-Erik Pena, PT, DPT

Jon-Erik Pena, PT, DPT
Schroth C1 Certification