Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D. is Chief Research Officer at Children’s National. As an internationally renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Gallo has served as Director of the Children’s National Center for Neuroscience Research for the past decade, and is the Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience within Children’s Research Institute (CRI).

In his role, Dr. Gallo will oversee the development and implementation of the CRI strategic plan, including building out the nearly 12-acre property once occupied by Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to serve as a regional innovation hub. Additionally, Dr. Gallo will focus on establishing and enhancing collaborations between research and clinical programs. These cross-collaborative projects are imperative as we continue to define new mechanisms that underlie pediatric disease.

He comes to Children’s National from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) intramural program. His intimate knowledge of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has helped him to establish meaningful collaborations between both institutions. During his tenure, he has transformed the Children’s National Center for Neuroscience Research into one of the nation’s premier programs. The Center is home to the prestigious NIH/NICHD-funded District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research center, which Dr. Gallo directs.