Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

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George Jallo, M.D. Neurosurgery

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.
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Michelle DuJardinSenior Director, Institute Administration

Michelle leads the administration of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. She joined the team in 2016 and has more than 18 years of health care and administrative experience. Michelle is a certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Arkansas and earned a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She spent much of her health care career at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she held various leadership and administrative roles in pediatric anesthesiology and neuroscience.

Melissa Macogay, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., N.E.-B.C., C.C.R.N.-K.Interim Co-Chief Nursing Officer

Melissa Macogay became interim co-chief nursing officer for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in December 2017.

A nurse for more than 19 years, Macogay started as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s in 2008 and since 2010 has served as the director of the PICU with the surgical neurosciences unit added to her responsibility in 2012. She was elevated to senior director of nursing for the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, the pediatric intensive care unit and dialysis in 2016.

Macogay holds an M.B.A. from Baker College, a B.S.N., is certified in critical care and also is a board-certified nurse executive, (NE-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

She is a member of the Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.


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