Gallo Lecture

Anthony GalloThe Gallo Lecture was created by the OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery to honor the legacy and dedication to teaching and medical ethics of Anthony E. Gallo, Jr., M.D. A medical school graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Gallo was a highly respected pediatric neurosurgeon and throughout his career was devoted to the care of disabled children. He was a professor of neurosurgery at OHSU from 1968 to 1989.


The 8th Anthony E. Gallo, Jr., Lecturer 2014

Marion L. (Jack) Walker, M.D.

Walker_Marion_PicMarion L. (Jack) Walker is a native of Columbia, Mississippi. He graduated from Clinton High School, Mississippi and entered Brigham Young University, Utah in the fall of 1960 on a football scholarship.  Dr. Walker graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee in 1969. He did a rotating internship at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City. He did one year of general surgery training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and remained there to complete his neurosurgical training at the Barrow Neurological Institute. As part of his neurosurgical training he spent an elective fellowship year at the Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, Canada. He fell in love with pediatric neurosurgery and has remained dedicated to that sub-specialty since.

Dr. Walker began practice in Salt Lake City in 1976. He initially sought a University position, but when none was available dedicated his practice to Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Primary Children's Medical Center. Subsequently, the University of Utah developed a Pediatric Neurosurgery program and he joined the full-time faculty in 1981. He has remained at Primary Children's Medical Center and the University of Utah since that time.

Dr. Walker is currently a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as chairman of the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery of the AANS/CNS. He is a past president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He is the past chairman of the Section on Neurological Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently serves as Chair of the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowships.

Dr. Walker's academic interest continues to be the care of children with neurosurgical disease, specifically, hydrocephalus and applications of endoscopy in the treatment of hydrocephalus.  Dr. Walker has been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association for many years and currently serves as Chairman of the MAB. He joined the Board of Directors of the Hydrocephalus Association in 2008.


Past Gallo Lecturers

  • Alan R. Cohen, M.D. — 2007
  • Arnold Menezes, M.D. — 2008
  • Joseph Piatt, M.D. — 2009
  • P. David Adelson, M.D. — 2010
  • Tae Sung Park, M.D. — 2011
  • Fredrick A. Boop, M.D.— 2012
  • Timothy B. Mapstone, M.D.— 2013