Care Team



Chief of Pediatric Surgery

James Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Dr. Dunn obtained his B.S. degree in Biology and Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He trained in General Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine and in Pediatric Surgery at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He was the Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCLA, with a joint appointment in the Department of Bioengineering until 2016. Dr. Dunn is the Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Director of Pediatric Surgery, and Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering at the Stanford School of Medicine.


Aaron Cunningham, MD

Advanced Practice Practitioners


Kyla Dalusag, RN

Clinical Outcomes Nurse

Research Faculty

Innovations in Pediatric Surgery

Talha Rafeeqi, MD

Clinical Research Fellow

Fereshteh Salimi-Jazi, MD

Clinical Research Fellow

Vicente Marcelo, MBA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Division Manager

Lisa Forneris

Administrative Staff

Dalia Michel

Outcomes Coordinator

Angela Leija

Administrative Associate

Elizabeth Marquez

Administrative Associate

Rosa Madera

Administrative Associate

Russelle McDermott

Fellowship Coordinator

Kristina Tolentino

Administrative Associate

Surgery Coordinators

Brittany Rivera

Surgery Scheduler

Jessica Moran

Surgery Scheduler

Natalie Acosta

Surgery Scheduler