Department of Neurological Surgery

Gallo Lecture

Anthony E. Gallo
Dr. Gallo

The 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 13th Anthony E. Gallo, Jr., M.D., Lecturer 2019 Cormac O. Maher, M.D.

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Center for Health & Healing, Room 3070 3033 SW Bond Ave, Portland OR 97239
  • 9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
  • 9.30 am - Chiari Controversies: a headache for surgeons
  • 10:30 am - Break
  • 10:45 am - Maintaining quality in sub-specialty training
  • 11:45 am - Discussion and Adjournment
Cormac O. Maher
Dr. Maher

Cormac O. Maher, M.D., is professor and residency program director for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan where he also serves as department vice-chair for clinical research, safety, and outcomes.

His major areas of clinical interest include the surgical treatment of Chiari malformation, arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease, cavernous malformations, pediatric brain tumors, spinal dysraphism, tethered spinal cord, and hydrocephalus. Dr. Maher is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Boston Children's Hospital followed by a fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Maher is an active clinician-investigator and has made over 180 presentations of his work at national medical meetings. He has published a large number of scientific articles as well as book chapters on a wide variety of neurosurgical topics. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently serves as a director and chair of the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships and is the pediatric representative for the Committee of Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) of the Society for Neurological Surgeons. He serves as scientific board chair for the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation.