Justiss Kallos, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in June of 2017 after graduating from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Prior to matriculating for residency, she spent a year as project coordinator for a neuroplasticity lab working to improve stroke rehabilitation outcomes and expand access to rehabilitation services for rural veterans within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Atlanta, Ga. She also spent a postgraduate year studying at the University of St. Andrews as a Robert T. Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholar after graduating summa cum laude from Emory University with a degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology.
She has a wide array of interests, having been involved in projects assessing perioperative factors that predict outcomes following vascular and skull base operations using traditional and machine learning models, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, stroke rehabilitation and telemedicine, and social determinants affecting health outcomes. Outside of residency, she enjoys international travel, playing board games, hiking, and spending quality time with family.
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Education & Training
- BS, Neuroscience/Behavioral Biology, Emory University, 2011
- MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2017
Honors & Awards
- Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2013-17
- Gold Humanism Honor Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2016
- Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholar, Emory University, 2011-12
- Summa Cum Laude, Emory University, 2011