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 12th Anthony E. Gallo, Jr., M.D., Lecturer 2018

Edward Robert Smith, M.D.

Dr. SmithEdward R. Smith received a medical degree from Columbia University. He completed a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Boston Children's Hospital. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Smith is currently the director of Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery and co-director of both the Stroke and Skull Base Centers at Boston Children's Hospital. He has been recognized for his clinical work with regional and national awards. He was recently named Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and voted President-elect of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Smith also teaches at Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools, having taught neuroanatomy for over 10 years. He has been an invited speaker at grand rounds at institutions locally and nationally. He gives lectures for the critical care team, the nursing staff and the first responder teams at Boston Children's Hospital, and teaching rounds for the neurosurgical department at Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
He  is engaged in basic science research on primary brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease. His research is primarily centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and angiogenesis in the central nervous system. This work has included basic science and translational studies investigating adult and pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease and cerebral vascular malformations.

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
  • Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., FACS — 2016
  • Mark Proctor, M.D.— 2017