All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Opens New Institute for Brain Protection Sciences and Welcomes Director

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All Children’s Hospital establishes Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences – a center dedicated to treating brain disease, protecting brain health from infancy to adulthood and providing better outcomes.

George Jallo, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Our goal is to elevate the care of children with brain disorders to new levels through more precise and personalized treatment.

All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine recently established the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences – a center dedicated to treating brain disease, protecting brain health from infancy to adulthood and providing better outcomes.

George Jallo, M.D., an international expert in pediatric neurosurgery, joined All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine as director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. Previously, he spent more than a decade at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore as a professor of neurosurgery, pediatrics and oncology and head of the division of pediatric neurosurgery.

“It’s exciting to develop a new institute. Our goal is to elevate the care of children with brain disorders to new levels through more precise and personalized treatment and train new physicians in these approaches,” said Dr. Jallo. “All Children’s Hospital has a strong clinical foundation and a desire to add more research and education programs. There is a great opportunity to build upon the program here and create better outcomes for children with neurologic problems and other brain disorders.”

Jallo has performed surgery on patients from around the world. He is considered a pioneer in the use of minimally invasive keyhole surgery on children—reaching the brain to perform surgery by entering through the nose or eyebrow with extremely small openings. He is also an expert in the surgical treatment of rare brain stem and spinal cord tumors as well as, epilepsy and hopes to advance surgical treatment for children with refractory seizure disorders that don’t respond to medications.

“Dr. Jallo’s expertise in clinical and research programs will help expand our organization’s work in the area of neurosciences,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and physician-in-chief of All Children’s Hospital and vice dean and professor of pediatrics with Johns Hopkins University. “The formation of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences combines the power of clinicians, researchers and educators, creating a comprehensive program to care for children with injuries or illness that can affect the brain.”

Neuroscience programs at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine include neurology, epileptology, neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, behavioral medicine, rehabilitative medicine, neuropathology, neuropsychiatry, psychiatry and neuropsychology. Board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons within the institute also provide care for children who have undergone or may require neurosurgery.

About All Children’s Hospital
All Children’s Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast and a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children’s Hospital is dedicated to advancing children’s health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 11 outpatient care centers throughout west central Florida and affiliate programs at regional hospitals make All Children’s Hospital a leading provider of care for children from Florida and beyond.

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