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George Jallo, M.D.

Vice Dean and Physician-In-Chief

Dr. Jallo is the vice dean and physician-in-chief at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He also is the David M. Goldenberg Family Endowed Chair in the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences and 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 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. 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.

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.

Dr. Jallo has published more than 245 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 89 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.

George Jallo, M.D., the vice dean and physician-in-chief at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean For Research

Dr. Goldenberg is the associate dean for research and director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. He is the Perry Family Endowed Professor in Clinical and Translational Research and a professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldenberg also serves as chief research officer for All Children’s Research Institute. He directs the Thrombosis Program in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute and co-directs the Stroke Program in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. Dr. Goldenberg is an international leader in the field of venous thromboembolism in children and young adults. Dr. Goldenberg is the principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Kids-DOTT trial. He also serves as principal investigator for two grant-funded prospective cohort and bio banking studies at Hopkins that strongly align with institutional research priorities for pediatric research: the Institution-wide Prospective Inception Cohort Study of Individuals with Childhood-Onset Acute and Chronic Health Conditions (iPICS) and the Prospective Research on Early Determinants of Illness and Children's Health Trajectories (PREDICT)—the latter in partnership with Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University faculty colleague Sara Johnson, Ph.D., who serves as principal investigator on an NIH grant for the study.

Dr. Goldenberg serves as a member of steering committees and data and safety monitoring committees for several NIH- and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored multicenter clinical trials, and has co-authored numerous international clinical and clinical research guidelines in pediatric thrombosis and stroke. He is also the chair of the Pediatric Scientific and Standardization Committee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Dr. Goldenberg earned his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He completed a pediatric residency from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology from the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Goldenberg holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from the University of Colorado.

Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Dr. Goldenberg was on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and served as director of the Children's Clinical Research Organization and co-director of the pediatric thrombosis and stroke programs at Children's Hospital Colorado. He also directed the Department of Clinical Science and Safety at CPC Clinical Research, a university-affiliated Academic Research Organization that runs NIH- and pharma-sponsored clinical trials.

Dr. Goldenberg has authored more than 160 original research reports, review articles and book chapters, mostly as first or senior author. He is also the co-editor of a definitive textbook from Cambridge University Press on pediatric thrombotic disorders.

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Neil Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D., the associate dean for clinical and translational research and director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute. for Clinical and Translational Research.

Timothy Osborne, Ph.D.

Associate Dean For Basic Research

Dr. Osborne is associate dean for Basic Research and director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research. He is a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The institute focuses on basic science and supports and collaborates with researchers in other institutes, departments and centers throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Osborne studies the regulation of cholesterol and fatty-acid metabolism and how that impacts physiology and cell biology with a focus on Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Proteins (SREBPs). His research suggests SREBPs are key to understanding cell-environment interactions such as nutrient sensing and responses to organic and biological threats. Dr. Osborne also is part of a National Institutes of Health-funded study into why some people gain fat in the abdomen and others in the thigh area and what impact that has on their cardiovascular health.

Born in Ouray, Colorado, Dr. Osborne studied fundamental biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and then earned his Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular biology at UCLA. He did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and then became an assistant professor there, working in the lab of Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein, who won the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism.” Dr. Osborne spent 20 years at UC Irvine, working his way up to full professor and chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He most recently worked for the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute in Lake Nona, Florida, as a professor and program director and ultimately scientific director.

Timothy Osborne, Ph.D., associate dean for Basic Research and director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research.

Lisa DeBerry

Associate Dean for Administration

Lisa DeBerry joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as associate dean for administration in 2021. She is focused on the continued development of the hospital’s institutes, departments and medical education programs that support learning, inquiry and clinical excellence. She also oversees academic affiliations, the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education, research and Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty recruitment.

DeBerry has more than 15 years of leadership experience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she was responsible for departmental business operations that included financial management, system support activities and strategic planning, with a commitment to the academic mission. As director of business operations for the Department of Radiation Oncology, she developed and implemented strategies expanding the clinical practice from a single clinic to seven locations in the greater St. Louis area and was a member of the Radiation Oncology executive leadership team, administrative council and steering group.

Before joining the Washington University School of Medicine, her previous health care experience included serving as a financial supervisor with international health care services at BJC HealthCare/Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and as financial counselor/embassy liaison with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Fontbonne University in St. Louis and a Master of Arts in non-profit management from Washington University in St Louis.

Lisa DeBerry, associate dean for administration at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.