Pediatric NeurosurgeryOur team of pediatric neurosurgeons—certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery—work to ensure your child receives the latest and most in-depth care possible for whatever neurological disease or disorder they are faced with. We take a compassionate, family-centered approach to care, understanding that children aren’t simply small people who suffer from the same diseases as adults and respond to the same surgical solutions. Rather, children have specific illnesses and require care by those with specialized knowledge and training in surgical treatment for children.

Robert Bollo, MD, MS, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Dr. Robert Bollo specializes in pediatric neurosurgery: Epilepsy surgery, Brain tumors, spine surgery, Spinal cord tumors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hydrocephalus.Dr. Bollo completed his undergraduate study at Harvard University before receiving his MD degree at Boston University School of Medicine Magna Cum Laude. He then completed an internship as... Read More

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD, FAAP

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, MD is involved in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. He specializes in in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spine Procedures, Skull Base Surgery, Brain Tumors, Neuro Trauma and Chiari and Vascular Malformation. Dr. Brockmeyer currently serves as Division Chief of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Program, while he also serves as Princi... Read More

John R. Kestle, MD

John R.W. Kestle, MD specializes in Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Brain Tumors. Dr. Kestle is Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice Chair of Clinical Research. His clinical practice has been exclusively in pediatric neurosurgery, with a specific interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery. His research is centered on clinical trials me... Read More


Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care


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Fumisuke Matsuo, MD

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from non-epileptic events. Recent research ... Read More


Neurology, EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Seizures


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Sidney L. Tanner, APRN

Sidney Tanner has been the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the Neurosurgery Department at Primary Children’s Medical Center since 2004. Her primary responsibility is to manage the care of the neurosurgical patients during their hospital stay. She graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Biology and then completed her nursing degrees at the Unive... Read More


Pediatric Neurosurgery


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