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 10th Anthony E. Gallo, Jr., Lecturer 2016

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS

Dr EllenbogenRichard G. Ellenbogen was born in New York and attended New York Public Schools followed by Brown University and Brown University Medical School on an US Army Scholarship. After his surgical internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center he completed his residency at Children’s Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School Program, receiving the Farber Award for the most outstanding physician in the Harvard/Longwood area. During his assignment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Ellenbogen was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, serving as Commander of the 252nd Medical (Neurosurgical) /XVIII Airborne Corp and was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1996 he was selected as the first Chairman of the Combined Neurosurgical Residency Programs of Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In 1997 he joined the faculty of neurological surgery at University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Currently, Dr. Ellenbogen is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington. He is also attending of neurological surgery at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash. and attending neurosurgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital.

His numerous clinical interests include pediatric and adult brain tumors, trauma surgery, craniofacial abnormalities, Chiari malformations, congenital spine surgery and minimally invasive brain surgery. He also conducts research on molecular imaging/nanoparticles and on traumatic brain injury.

His peer-reviewed publications have covered the application of nanotechnology to targeted molecular therapies and molecular imaging of pediatric brain tumors, as well as trauma and spine subjects. He currently serves on the editorial board advisory board of Neurosurgery. He is a past President of the Congress of Neurosurgeons (2006) and an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

Together with Stanley A. Herring, MD, he has helped develop "Heads Up" online concussion training.

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
  • Marion L. (Jack) Walker, M.D. — 2014
  • R. Michael Scott, M.D. — 2015