Stanford Medicine Children's Health appoints pediatric neurosurgery chief

Cormac Maher, MD, has been named chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Stanford Medicine Children's Health in Palo Alto, Calif. 

Dr. Maher will also serve as a professor of neurosurgery at the Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine, according to a March 27 news release from the health system. He was initially named pediatric neurosurgery division chief at the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery on March 1.

He joins Stanford from Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan, where he served as a professor of neurosurgery, residency program director and department vice chair for education. Dr. Maher also serves on the executive board of the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Maher specializes in the surgical treatment of Chiari malformation, tethered cord syndrome, pediatric brain tumors, hydrocephalus and craniosynostosis, the release said.

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