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George Jallo, MD

George Issa Jallo, MD
Clinical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery

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  • Clinical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Neurosurgical Spine Center
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Center
  • Pituitary Center


Achondroplasia, Arachnoid Cysts, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Brain Cancer, Brain Stem Tumors, Cerebral Palsy, Chiari Malformations, Craniosynostosis, Endoscopy, Epilepsy Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Brachial Plexus, Pediatric Brain Cancer, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Pituitary Tumors, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Dysraphism, Spine Tumors


Dr. George Jallo focuses on the surgical treatment of neurological diseases and disorders in children, with emphasis on minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. Dr. Jallo is particularly expert in treating intradural spinal tumors, brainstem and eloquent brain tumors in both children and adults.

Dr. Jallo also has expertise based on his extensive clinical experience in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. His other clinical interests are epilepsy, craniofacial and defects of the neural tube.
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  • Education +


    • University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville VA ) (1991)


    • New York University Medical Center / Surgery (New York NY ) (1998)


    • Beth Israel Medical Center - North Division / Pediatric Neurosurgery (New York NY ) (1999)


    • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    170. Mehta VA, Wijesekera O, Pendleton C, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Jallo GI, Ahn ES. Harvey Cushing and Birth Hemorrhage: Early Pediatric Neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:647-653, 2011.
    171. Mehta VA, Kretzer RM, Orr B, Jallo GI. Primary Intramedullary Spinal Germ Cell Tumors. World Neurosurg 76:478.e1-6, 2011.
    172. Recinos PF, Rahmathulla G, Pearl M, Renard Recinos V, Jallo GI, Gailloud P, Ahn ES. Vein of Galen Malformations: Epidemiology, Clinical Presentations, Management. Neurosurg Clin N Am 23:165-177, 2012.
    173. Tyler BM, Hdeib A, Caplan J, Legnani FG, Fowers KD, Brem H, Jallo G, Pradilla G. Delayed Onset of Paresis in Rats with Experimental Intramedullary Spinal Cord Gliosarcoma Following Intratumoral Administration of the Paclitaxel Delivery System OncoGel. J Neurosurg Spine 16:93-101, 2012.
    174. Molina C, Sciubba DM, Chaput C, Tortolani PJ, Jallo GI, Kretzer RM. A Computed Tomography-Based Feasibility Study of Translaminar Screw Placement in the Pediatric Thoracic Spine. J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:27-34, 2012.
    175. Hsu W, Siu I-M, Pradilla G, Richman J, Flerage T, Gokaslan ZL, Jallo GI, Gallia GL. Animal Model of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Glioma Using Human Glioblastoma Multiforme Neurospheres. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 16:27-34, 2012.
    176. Novak K, Widhalm G, de Camargo AB, Perin N, Jallo G, Knosp E, Deletis V. The Value of Intraoperative Motor Evoked Potentials Monitoring during Surgical Intervention for Thoracic Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation. J Neurosurg Spine 16:114-126, 2012.
    177. Goodwin CR, Recinos PF, Jallo GI. Pediatric Spine Trauma. Neurosurg Q 22:73-80, 2012.
    178. Ononiwu C, Mehta V, Bettegowda C, Jallo G. Pediatric Spinal Glioblastoma Multiforme: Current Treatment Strategies and Possible Predictors of Survival. Childs Nerv Syst 28:715-720, 2012.
    179. Adams H, Avendano J, Raza SM, Gokaslan ZL, Jallo GI, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Prognostic Factors and Survival in Primary Malignant Astrocytomas of the Spinal Cord: A Population-Based Analysis from 1973-2007. Spine 37:E727-735, 2012.
    180. Yoshimura J, Siu IM, Thomale UW, Jallo GI. The Effects of Temozolomide Delivered by Prolonged Intracerebral Microinfusion against the Rat Brainstem GBM Allograft Model. Childs Nerv Syst 28:707-713, 2012.
    181. Kretzer RM, Hsu W, Hu N, Umekoji H, Jallo GI, McAfee PC, Tortolani PJ, Cunningham BW. Adjacent-Level Range of Motion and Intradiscal Pressure Following Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fixation: An In Vitro Human Cadaveric Model. Spine 37:E778-785, 2012.
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    182. Pendleton C, Jallo GI, Quinones-Hinojosa A. Early Multimodality Treatment of Intracranial Abscesses. World Neurosurg in press.
    183. Woodworth GF, See A, Bettegowda C, Batra S, Jallo GI, Rigamonte D. Predictors of Surgery-Free Outcome in Adult Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy World Neurosurg in press.
    184. Pearl MS, Chen JX, Gregg L, San Millan D, Belzberg A, Jallo G, Gailloud P. Angiographic Detection and Characterization of Cryptic Venous Anomales Associated with Spinal Cord Cavernous Malformations Using Flat Panel Catheter Angiotomography (FPCA). Neurosurgery 71:ons125-ons132, 2012.
    185. Jain A, Amin AG, Jain P, Burger P, Jallo GI, Lim M, Bettegowda C. Subependymoma: Clinical Features and Surgical Outcomes. Neurol Res 34:677-684. 2012.
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    Meet our Experts: Dr. George Jallo

    Dr. George Jallo, director of pediatric neurosurgery, focuses on treating children with intradural spinal tumors, brainstem, as well as eloquent brain tumors in both children and adults

    Patient Video: Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumor: Steven's Story

    Teenager Steven was diagnosed with a tumor in his spinal cord. He and his mother share their story, along with his doctor Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. George Jallo.

    Patient Video: Pediatric Spinal Tumor - Adam Ali's Story

    At only 10 years old, Adam had gone through more surgeries than many adults ever will. His father scoured the Internet for better optionsa surgery that wouldn't just eradicate Adam's spinal tumor, but held the greatest promise for full recovery. In Johns Hopkins spinal surgeon George Jallo, Mr. Ali found that promise, combined with the expertise to back it up. The family journeyed all the way from Malaysia to have Adam's tumor removed. Merely three weeks after Dr. Jallo operated on him, Adam returned home on his own two feet. Adam, his father, and Dr. Jallo share the story of his journey halfway around the world and back to childhood as it should be.

    Patient Video: Matthew's Rare Brain Tumor

    Matthew Henry has been through a lot in his three years of life. He's had biopsy surgery in a part of his brain most surgeons won't touch, and he's living with an extremely rare brain tumor. But three generations of women in the family are making every day special for this loving little boy.

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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    A Team Approach for Pediatric Brainstem Tumors, Pediatric Neuro News, Winter 2015

    After a Spinal Tumor, Getting Back into the Game, Pediatric Neuro News, Fall 2013

    From the operating room to the classroom, one Catonsville student is beating the odds, Baltimore Sun (04/24/2013)

    Neurosurgeon shares inside view on pediatric spinal surgery, Angie''s List (01/30/2013)

    For pediatric brainstem tumors, operable is possible, NeuroLogic (Winter 2012)

    Inside the Brainstem, Pediatric Neuro News (Winter 2012)

    When Rasmussen’s Strikes, Pediatric Neuro News (Winter 2012)

    Survivor Spotlight – Dr. George Jallo, Spinal Cord Tumor Association (10/11/2012) 

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