George Jallo, M.D.

Interim Vice Dean and Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Jallo is medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) and chief of pediatric neurosurgery. He became interim physician-in-chief for the hospital and interim vice dean for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2018. An internationally respected pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Jallo is a professor of neurosurgery, pediatrics and oncology in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Jallo joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2003, was named clinical director of pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2004, and then succeeded Benjamin Carson, M.D., as head of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in 2013. He moved to Johns Hopkins All Children’s in 2015 to start the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, a multidisciplinary institute that unites clinicians, researchers and educators in a comprehensive program to promote optimal neurodevelopment early in life and provide expert care for children with injuries or illness that can affect the brain.

Dr. Jallo’s areas of expertise include tumors of the brain and spinal cord, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for eloquent tumors, use of minimally invasive technologies such as endoscopy and keyhole surgery, and surgical treatment of epilepsy. He has published more than 225 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 69 book chapters and is co-editor of five textbooks on pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy surgery and neuroendoscopy.

Dr. Jallo earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia Medical School and completed his residency in neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center and fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, in New York.