Joseph Galante, M.D.

Joseph M. Galante, M.D.

Specialties

Surgery - Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Department

Surgery

Title

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Vice Chair for Education
  • Trauma Medical Director
  • Division Chief, Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery Residency Program Director
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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-2680
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Galante's clinical interests focus on the care of trauma and emergency surgery patients. His research interests include military trauma surgery, tactical medicine, specifically investigating how military medical technology can be transitioned to civilian practice, trauma resuscitation, and surgical education.

Division

Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program

Education

M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2000

Residency

General Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2001-2007

Fellowships

Surgical Education Research, New York Medical College, Valhalla NY 2013-2015

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2007-2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2008

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, 2008

Professional Memberships

American Association for Surgery of Trauma:Military Liaison Committee

American College of Surgeons

Association for Program Directors in Surgery Member: Transition to Practice Task Force ACS/APDS/ASE Resident Prep Curriculum Committee

Association for Surgical Education: Graduate Surgical Education Committee

Association of Academic Surgery

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Sacramento Surgical Association

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Faculty in a Teaching Capacity, University of California, Davis Department of Surgery, 2013

T32 Quality & Safety and Effectiveness Research Training Award - Fellowship A-Mentor: "Use of Dynamic Training, 2013

1st place as outstanding resident paper at Pacific Coast Surgical Association in Kaui ? Samuel Schwartz, 2013

Winner Sacramento Business Journal?s Top 40 Under 40 Award, Sacramento Business Journal, 2011

Honorary Medal for Combat Surgical Care, American Association for Surgery of Trauma, 2010

Outstanding Chief Resident Award, University of California, Davis Department of Surgery, 2007

Select Recent Publications

Russo RM, Williams TK, Grayson JK, Lamb CM, Cannon JW, Clement NF, Galante JM, Neff LP. Extending the golden hour: Partial resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in a highly lethal swine liver injury model. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar;80(3):372-80.

Salcedo ES, Brown IE, Corwin MT, Galante JM. Pelvic angioembolization in trauma - Indications and outcomes. Int J Surg. 2016 Feb 18. pii:S1743-9191(16)00165-5.

Nishijima D, Monuteaux M, Faraoni D, Goobie S, Lee L, Galante JM, Holmes J, Kuppermann N. Tranexamic Acid Use in US Children’s Hospitals. J Emerg Med. 2016.

Carden AJ, Salcedo ES, Leshikar D, Utter GH, Wilson M, Galante JM. Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Dynamic Simulation to Static Simulation in Trauma. J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2016.

Russo RM, Zakaluzny SA, Neff LP, Grayson JK, Hight RA, Galante JM, Shatz DV. A pilot study of chest tube versus pigtail catheter drainage of acute hemothorax in swine. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec;79(6):1038-43.

Kim JJ, Gifford ED, Moazzez A, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K, Jarman BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, Lee S, Neville A, de Virgilio C. Program Factors That Influence American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance: A Multi-Institutional Study. J Surg Educ. 2015 Nov-Dec;72(6):e236-42.

Salcedo ES, Brown IE, Corwin MT, Galante JM. Angioembolization for solid organ injury: A brief review. Int J Surg. 2015 Oct 30. pii: S1743-9191(15)01295-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.10.030.

Kim JJ, Kim DY, Kaji AH, Gifford ED, Reid C, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft  TH, Inaba K, Jarman BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, de Virgilio C. Reading Habits of General Surgery Residents and Association With American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep;150(9):882-9.

Dhillon TS, Galante JM, Salcedo ES, Utter GH. The Anatomic Severity of Chest Wall Injuries Does Not Predict Post-Recovery Pulmonary Symptoms: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surgery. 2015 Aug;79(2):179-86;discussion 186-7.

Hight RA, Salcedo ES, Martin SP, Cocanour CS, Utter G, Galante JM. Level I academic trauma center integration as a model for sustaining combat surgical skills: The right surgeon in the right place for the right time. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jun;78(6):1176-81.