George Jallo, M.D., is medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) and chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and joined the team in September 2015. This new multidisciplinary institute unites clinicians, researchers and educators in a comprehensive program to promote optimal neurodevelopment early in life and provide state-of-the-art care for children with injuries or illness that can affect the brain.
An internationally respected pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Jallo is a professor of neurosurgery, pediatrics and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He joined the 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. His 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 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 59 book chapters and is co-editor of five textbooks on pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy surgery and neuroendoscopy. In addition, Dr. Jallo has been principal investigator for NIH and private foundation grants focused on treatment of pediatric central nervous system tumors and other neurosurgical challenges.
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. Dr. Jallo then served as assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine before joining the Hopkins faculty.