Pediatric Neurosurgery Team

Melissa Ballard, RN, MS, CPNP-AC

Melissa is a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specializing in the care of hospitalized children, with an emphasis in the acute care setting. She is also a member of NAPNAP.

Kaitlyn Basnett, CPNP

Katy is a certified pediatric primary care nurse practitioner (CPNP-PC). She attended Stanford University for her undergraduate education, majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis on “Child Development and Disease.” She then attended UCSF where she obtained her MSN. She is a member of NAPNAP and Sigma Theta Tau.

 

 

Camille Bloom, MS, MMS, RD, PA-C

Camille currently covers both neurology and neurosurgery at the San Francisco campus at CPMC. Her areas of interest in neurosurgery are tethered cord, intraventricular hemorrhage of prematurity, craniosynostosis and plagiocephaly.

May Casazza, c-ACPNP

May is a certified pediatric neurosurgery nurse practitioner with extensive experience working with pediatric intensive care patients. May received her undergraduate nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University and her graduate training at UC San Francisco.

Stephanie Choi, RN, MS, CPNP-BC

Stephanie is a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specializing in the care of children with special health care needs with an emphasis in adolescent health care. Her previous experience includes working as a neurosurgery PNP at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California.

Sarah Herrera, PA-C

Sarah is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who received her undergraduate degree at UC Irvine in Biological Sciences and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Samuel Merritt University. She has prior experience in Emergency Medicine but changed specialties to work with children with special needs and complex neurosurgical conditions. She adores working closely with children and their families. If she’s not working, she’s probably on a trail in Point Reyes or backpacking in the High Sierras.

Anna Koeppen-Babcock, PA-C

Anna is a certified physician assistant (PA-C). She received her Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience from Wesleyan University and obtained a Master of Science in physician assistant studies at Stanford University. Her previous experience includes neurodevelopmental research focusing on autism and epilepsy. She is a member of the AAPA and AANS. 

Diana Poon, RN, MSN, CPNP, CCRN

Diana is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) with extensive experience working with pediatric intensive care patients. She is also a certified critical care nurse and a member of NAPNAP.

Camly Slawson, RN, MS, CNS, PNP

Camly is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner with a background in the pediatric specialty and acute care settings both as a pediatric nurse practitioner and registered nurse.  Camly completed her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and attained her Master of Science degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Camly is a board member of NAPNAP and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Anna Wan, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Anna is a family nurse practitioner (FNP) specializing in the care of children with special health care needs with an emphasis in traumatic head injury. Her previous experience includes working with the adult and pediatric concussion clinics and adult headache clinic. She is a member of AANS and Sigma Theta Tau.