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George I. Jallo, MD
Medical Director, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL

About George I. Jallo, MD

Dr. George Jallo is Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Jallo is also Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Jallo’s expertise includes tumors of the brain and spinal cord, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring for eloquent tumors, and minimally invasive technologies.

Dr. Jallo received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA, and completed his neurosurgical residency at New York University Medical Center in New York, NY. He completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship mentored by Fred J. Epstein, MD, at Beth Israel Medical Center, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery in New York.

He is a member of many prestigious societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Children’s Oncology Group, and International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

Dr. Jallo has published his research in hundreds of scientific articles and editorials in peer-reviewed journals, contributed book chapters and served as co-editor of many textbooks. He has served as principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundation grants focused on the treatment of pediatric central nervous system tumors and other complex neurosurgical cases.


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Articles Written by George I. Jallo, MD

Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors

Spinal cord tumors in children are rare, but they do happen. In fact, tumors of the nervous system are the most common type of solid tumors (those not originating in the blood or bone marrow) found in children. Spinal cord tumors can be life threatening if left untreated.

Causes of Spinal Tumors

We've put together answers to the most common questions about spinal tumors, including questions about radiation.

Facts and Tips about Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors (both benign and malignant) are rare. That's the first fact you should know about them. Here's a collection of other facts and tips about spinal tumors, including treatment pointers.

Treatment of Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors

Surgery is performed to remove or reduce the size of the tumor and alleviate the pressure ont he spinal column caused by the tumor.

Articles Reviewed by George I. Jallo, MD

Drugs and Medications for Spinal Tumors

In treating spinal tumors, your doctor may have you take various drugs and medications. These are not to treat the tumor; they treat the accompanying pain and/or the side effects of other treatments.

Surgery for Spinal Tumors

There are many factors a surgeon will take into consideration before doing surgery for a spinal tumor. Review a list of circumstances that may warrant surgery.

Common Spinal Tumor Questions

A spinal tumor diagnosis raises a lot of questions. We've put together answers to frequently asked questions, including questions about radiation.

Alternative Treatments for Spinal Tumors

To help deal with pain caused by a spinal tumor, you may wish to try complementary or alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, and tai chi.

Chemotherapy for Spinal Tumors

Chemotherapy is the first thing many people think of when facing cancer. Side effects. Hair loss. Weakness. Learn when chemo is used to treat spinal tumors and how it can help you.

Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Spinal Tumors

A brace will not treat a spinal tumor; it's not able to make it shrink. However, your doctor may suggest a brace to help you deal with pain caused by the tumor.

Radiation Therapy for Spinal Tumors

Radiation for spinal tumors has one goal: to destroy the tumor. It can also be used before surgery to shrink the tumor. Article details how radiation is used, its effectiveness, and possible side effects (and how to deal with those).

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