Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Meet our Neurosurgeons

Allan Belzberg, M.D. Neurosurgery

Dr. Belzberg serves as director of the Peripheral Nerve Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He visits the St. Petersburg campus once a month to see patients in our multidisciplinary Peripheral Nerve Clinic. His specialties include the surgical repair of injured nerves, removal of nerve tumors and decompression of nerve entrapments. Dr. Belzberg also focuses on spinal surgery, including the surgical management of degenerative spine problems, tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
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Carolyn Carey, M.D. Neurosurgery

Dr. Carey is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. After a neurosurgical residency at Temple University, Dr. Carey completed her pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Primary Children's Medical Center at the University of Utah in 1990. She practiced at Primary Children's and was Associate Professor of Neurosurgery until joining ACH in 2001. Dr. Carey has experience in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery.
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Mari Groves, M.D. Neurosurgery

Dr. Groves is a pediatric neurosurgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She sees patients once a month and operates on complex spinal disorders at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Groves earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She trained in general surgery and neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Groves completed a clinical and research fellowship in spinal oncology and served as chief resident of neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also trained as a pediatric neurosurgery fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a pediatric spine fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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George Jallo, M.D. Neurosurgery

George Jallo, M.D., is the vice dean and physician-in-chief at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He is also medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Jallo is a professor of neurosurgery, pediatrics and oncology with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Jallo joined Johns Hopkins in 2003 as an pediatric neurosurgeon. In 2013, he became the pediatric neurosurgery division director. Dr. Jallo moved to Johns Hopkins All Children's in 2015 to launch the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, a multidisciplinary institute that unites clinicians, researchers and educators focused on promoting optimal neurodevelopment and caring for children with injuries and illnesses that can affect the brain.
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Luis Rodriguez, M.D. Neurosurgery

After General Neurosurgery training at the University of Michigan, Dr. Rodriguez completed a Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at the University of Utah. He joined our program in 2005. His practice encompasses the entire range of pediatric neurosurgical problems but his main area of interest is the pediatric spine. He is a charter member of the Pediatric Craniocervical Spine Society and is the director of our Pediatric Neurosurgical Spine Program. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric Neurological Surgery.
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Gerald Tuite, M.D. Neurosurgery

Dr. Tuite was the first neurosurgeon certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgeons to practice on Florida's west coast. He was given the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality & Safety in the 2017 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Awards. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine, Dr. Tuite completed his general neurosurgical training at the University of Michigan. He then completed a fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, England, followed by a more specialized pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Baylor University, where he focused on the surgical treatment of children with brain tumors, brachial plexus injuries and craniofacial disorders.  Dr. Tuite is board certified in both neurological surgery and pediatric neurological surgery and is a member of all the major neurosurgical associations, including the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is Director of Research for our program.
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