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Meet our team

Meet our team

The medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California consists of physicians and surgeons prominent in their specialties. They are leaders in the fields of orthopaedics, spinal cord injuries, conditions of the spine, cleft lip, pain management, pediatrics and rehabilitation.

Many attending physicians also hold teaching appointments to local colleges and universities. Visiting physicians and surgeons are available as needed to ensure the finest, most up-to-date medical care is available to our patients.


Sampaguita-Inez Tafoya, M.D.
Sundeep Tumber, D.O.
Michael Matson, M.D.

Burn Surgery

David Greenhalgh, M.D., FACS, Chief
Tina Palmieri, M.D., FACS, FCCM, Assistant Chief
Kathleen Romanowski, M.D., FACS
Soman Sen, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Rolando F. Roberto, M.D.
Jennette (Jenny) Boakes, M.D.
Brian Haus, M.D.
Michelle James, M.D., Chief
Jon Davids, M.D., Assistant Chief, Orthopaedics
Nicole A. Friel, M.D.
Joel Lerman, M.D.
Debra Templeton, M.D.
Eric O. Klineberg, M.D.
Vedant Kulkarni, M.D.
Claire Manske, M.D.
Yashar Javidan, M.D.


Fatema Iqbal, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery

Diana L. Farmer, M.D., FACS, FRCS
Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.
Gary Raff, M.D.
Payam Saadai, M.D.


Loren Davidson, M.D., Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Program
Shawna Arsenault, M.D.
Maya Evans, M.D., Medical Director, Spina Bifida
Craig McDonald, M.D.

Plastic Reconstructive Services

Hugh Vu, M.D., MPH
Pirko Maguina, M.D.


David Pleasure, M.D., Director

Spinal Cord Injury

Loren Davidson, M.D., Director

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

Julie Lynn Ingwerson, M.D., Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist