Daniel J. Gallo, MS, LCGC

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Daniel J. Gallo, MS, LCGC, is the Genetic Counseling Supervisor of the Genomic Diagnostic Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biology - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Graduate Degree

MS in Genetic Counseling - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Titles and Academic Titles

Genetic Counseling Supervisor

Departments and Services




MacFarland S, Zelley K, Surrey L, Gallo D, Luo M, Raman P, Wertheim G, Hunger S, Li M, Brodeur G. “Pediatric Somatic Tumor Sequencing Identifies Underlying Cancer Predisposition.” JCO Precis Oncol. 2019 Dec 16.

Surrey L, MacFarland S, Chang F, Cao K, Rathi K, Akgumus G, Gallo D, Lin F, Gleason A, Raman P, Aplenc R, Bagatell R, Minturn J, Mosse Y, Santi M, Tasian S, Waanders A, Sarmady M, Maris J, Hunger S, Li M. “Clinical Utility of Custom-designed NGS Panel Testing in Pediatric Tumors.” Genome Med. 2019 May 28; 11(1):32.


Guan Q, Balciuniene J, Cao K, Fan Z, Biswas S, Wilkens A, Gallo DJ, Bedoukian E, Tarpinian J, Jayaraman P, Sarmady M, Dulik M, Santani A, Spinner N, Abou Tayoun AN, Krantz ID, Conlin LK, Luo M. “AUDIOME: a tiered exome sequencing-based comprehensive gene panel for the diagnosis of heterogeneous nonsyndromic sensorineural hearing loss.” Genet Med. 2018 Dec;20(12), 1600-1608.


Zanda M, Onengut-Gumuscu S, Walker N, Shtir C, Gallo D, Wallace C, Smyth D, Todd J, Hurles M, Plagnol V, Rich S. “A genome-wide assessment of the role of untagged copy number variants in type 1 diabetes.”  PLoS Genet. May 2014;10(5).



Reichert S, Lulis L, Medne L, Gallo D, Priestley J, Bedoukian E, Gray C, Leonard J, Hartman T, Xu E, Campbell C, Surrey L, Li M, Izumi K, Dulik M, Conlin L, Spinner N, Krantz I, Murrell J; “Development of an inpatient genetic test utilization process: Lessons learned through a pilot study at a large tertiary care children’s hospital.” PAGC Annual Meeting, March 2022.


Chelsea Kotch MD, Michael J Fisher MD, Fumin Lin PhD, Yiming Zhong PhD, Dan Gallo CG, Zhiqian Fan MS, Jiani Chen CG, Mariarita Santi MD, and Marilyn Li MD “Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor in a Child With Neurofibromatosis Type 2: A Novel Dual Diagnosis.” ACMG Annual Meeting, April 2021.

Awards and Honors

Virginia Commonwealth University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

University of Virginia Dean’s List