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Meet the Team

David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director

 

 

 


T. S. Park, MD
Shi H. Huang Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics and Anatomy and Neurobiology

 

 

 


Matthew D. Smyth, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program
Neurosurgeon, St. Louis Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute

 

 

 


 Jennifer Strahle, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neuro Spine Program

 

 

 


Dyan Cooper, RN, CPNP, graduated from nursing school at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 2002.  She then completed her master of science in nursing degree at the University of Florida in 2007. Dyan has been employed by Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, since 2008.

 

 


Elaine Kennedy, RN, CPNP, first began her career at St. Louis Children's Hospital in 2003 as a patient care technician. She then graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2005 with a bachelor of science in nursing degree and became an RN on the 12th Floor. After several years on the floor, she went back to school at the University of Missouri-St. Louis to pursue her master of science in nursing degree. She graduated in 2010 and became certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She joined the neurosurgery team in 2012.


Nicole Meyer, MPAS, PA-C, completed a master of physician assistant studies at Missouri State University in 2002.  She has worked here in the Pediatric Neurosurgery Department since 2005 after working for 2 years in adult neurosurgery at an outside institution. 

 

 

 


Rebecca M. Palis, PA-C, graduated from Saint Louis University in 2007 with master of medical science degree. She has been employed by Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, since 2009.

 

 

 


Mary Amann, Executive Director, Department of Neurosurgery

Mersiha Menkovic, Admin.

Shannon Dobbs, Med. Secretary

Kari McCarthy, Med. Secretary

Tammy Bethel-Anderson, Neuro-Onc Coordinator

Mindy Hammond, Rhizotomy Coordinator

Emily Guetterman, Medical Assistant

Deanna Walter, Physical Therapist

Deanna Mercer, Research Assistant

Michael Lehmkuhl, Research Assistant

Cathy Ammons, Social Worker