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Meet our team

Meet our team

At Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena, we employ a team approach to patient care, surrounding the child and family with a multidisciplinary group of professionals. We provide a comprehensive assessment and our specialists work in consultation with each other to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child.

The physicians of Shriners for Children Medical Center have expertise in their orthopaedic, plastics and pediatric specialties. Committed to providing the best care to our patients in a professional and compassionate manner, our surgeons take a comprehensive approach, working in collaboration with other disciplines such as pediatrics, prosthetics, orthotics, radiology and rehabilitation.

Our doctors treat thousands of children annually with wide-ranging conditions from the rare to the routine, complex to simple. Patients and physicians throughout the United States and the world seek their care and advice. Our attending physicians are members of many national and international medical organizations and hold teaching appointments at area institutions, including University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California.


Frederic R. Bushnell, M.D., MBA
De-An Zhang, M.D.

Orthopaedic surgery

Our orthopaedists are specialists in spine problems, hip disorders, clubfoot, limb deformities and deficiencies, neuromuscular disorders and cerebral palsy.

Robert H. Cho, M.D., FAAOS, FAOA, Chief of Staff
Haleh Badkoobehi, M.D., MPH
Cynthia Nguyen, M.D.
Selina Poon, M.D., MPH, MS, FAAOS
Carlos Uquillas, M.D.
Jonathan H. Koenig, M.D.

Plastic surgery

Our plastic surgeons have expertise in burn and scar reconstruction, cleft lip and palate, wound healing, microtia, hand surgery and microvascular surgery.

William Magee, M.D., D.D.S., Director of Plastic Surgery
Katherine Au, M.D.
Neil F. Jones, M.D., FRCS, FACS
Andre Panossian, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Caroline Yao, M.D., MS


Andrew L. Freedman, M.D., FAAP


Our pediatricians have expertise in child prosthetics, arthrogryposis, muscular dystrophy, osteogenesis imperfecta, pediatric arthritis and spina bifida.

Alexander Van Speybroeck, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Director of Pediatric Services
Manu S. Raam, M.D.

Orthopaedic physician assistant

Julia Groh, PA-C
Vangie Luong, PA-C
Cassie M. Rodriguez Waldron, PA-C