Neurosurgery Ambassadors

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The Neurosurgery Ambassadors of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are a growing community of grateful patient families and supporters who know firsthand that it takes a special team of experts to provide the very best care for children who need neurosurgery. We are dedicated to raising awareness and critical funds to support the priorities of the Division of Neurosurgery, led by Mark Krieger, MD because we care deeply about ensuring that all children of Los Angeles and beyond have access to such great care.

The Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a leading program with renowned physicians and researchers whose expertise is sought by parents from all over Southern California, the United States and the world. The Division is among the nation’s busiest programs, performing more than 650 surgical procedures each year and caring for approximately 5,000 outpatients annually. In fact, about half of all pediatric neurosurgeries in Los Angeles County take place at CHLA. This high volume of cases leads to high success rates in treatment with our experts routinely performing surgeries for complex neurological conditions.

Our Initiatives

The collective goal of the Neurosurgery Ambassadors is to raise $100,000 each year. This year, we are raising money towards the Division of Neurosurgery Fellowship.

We recognize the value of mentoring the next generation of pediatric neurosurgeons and are delighted to support the Neurosurgery Fellowship Program at CHLA, which offers one promising physician a one-year, post-residency clinical fellowship position. The Fellow has the opportunity to train at a premier pediatric hospital which offers a full range of pediatric services and includes an extensive neuro-oncology, craniofacial and neural tube defect program. Of the over 20 pediatric neurosurgery fellowships in the nation, the quality of the program at Children’s Hospital is exemplified by its standing as one of only five or six that have trained fellows every year for the last ten years.

Thank you for your interest and generosity. Together, we can help more children and their families.

How You Can Help

Step by step, discovery by discovery, together we are creating brighter futures for children, adolescents, young adults and those who love them. We invite you to join us in supporting the Division of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

For more information, please contact us at: 


Help our kids and families by giving to the Neurosurgery Fellowship Program

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Meet Our Physicians

Mark D. Krieger, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery
Chief of Medical Staff, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

J. Gordon McComb, MD
Chief Emeritus, Neurosurgery

Judith Wong, MD, MPH
Fellow 2014-2015, Neurosurgery



Julee Gould
Gaia Winter 


Julee and Michael Gould
Gaia and Wade Winter

Learn how to become a member of this Leadership Group: Contact Ambassadors at 323-361-1700 or