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 9th Anthony E. Gallo, Jr., Lecturer 2015
R. Michael Scott, M.D.
R. Michael Scott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts (AB) in English Literature and from Temple University Philadelphia, Penn., in 1966 with a medical doctorate. Following a surgical internship at Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass., a 2-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, Bethesda, MD, and neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass., Dr. Scott joined the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass. He was a member of the neurosurgical staff at Tufts’ New England Medical Center under Bennett M. Stein, M.D., and William Shucart, M.D., from 1974 – 1987. In 1988, Dr. Scott joined the neurosurgical department of Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., as director of pediatric neurosurgery, and was appointed professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., in 1992. He established the Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1991, and was neurosurgeon-in-chief in 2004 – 2011. Currently, he is neurosurgeon-in-chief-emeritus and holds the Christopher K. Fellows Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Scott is a past-president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, a former director of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a past-chair of the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Scott was appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons in 1997 (the first full-time pediatric neurosurgeon), and was elected vice-chair in 2002. He completed a 10-year term as chair of the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery in 2009, and is currently chair of the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowships.
He received the Franc Ingraham Award for Distinguished Service to Pediatric Neurosurgery from the Pediatric Section of the AANS/CNS in 2011, the Distinguished Service Medalist Award from the Neurosurgical Society of America in 2012, and The William Silen Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School in 2012.
Dr. Scott’s major clinical and research interests are pediatric cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors, and congenital malformations of the brain and spinal cord.
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