Caroline Farless


Pediatric nurse practitioner
Avid hiker and fan of live music and sports

Caroline Farless is a pediatric nurse practitioner with specialty training in neurosurgery. She cares for patients in both the clinic and the hospital. She has expertise in treating hydrocephalus, brain tumors, vascular malformations, epilepsy, spina bifida and many other conditions.

Farless earned a bachelor's degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in nursing at UCSF. She has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing.

Outside of work, Farless enjoys hiking, running, traveling and watching live music and sports.

  • Education

    UCSF, MS, Nursing, 1998

    University of Pennsylvania, BS, Nursing , 1991

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Primary Care NP, American Nurses Credentialing Center

I am inspired by the strength and courage of my patients and their families. It's an honor to care for them during a vulnerable time in their lives.

Clinics I work with (4)


Brain Tumor Program

Brain Tumor Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek


Neurosurgery Program

Neurosurgery Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Los Gatos / Greenbrae / Modesto / Sacramento /...


Spina Bifida Program

Spina Bifida Program

Oakland / San Francisco

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

Cerebrovascular & Stroke Program

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158

Where I see patients (4)

    Feeling at home

    From bedside bingo to therapy dogs, we're here to help kids smile and feel more like themselves.

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