Joseph M. Galante, M.D.
- 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
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.
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 2000
General Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2001-2007
Surgical Education Research, New York Medical College, Valhalla NY 2013-2015
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2007-2008
American Board of Surgery, 2008
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, 2008
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.