Biography

Dr. Christopher Gallagher has his Doctorate in Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and specializes in Anesthesiology. He began his career as a Faculty Anesthesiologist at Duke University Medical Center located in North Carolina after completing a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Emory in Georgia, followed by a brief stint as an Open Heart Anesthesia Consultant in Sweden. He then spent the next nine years as a Staff Anesthesiologist in San Diego and eventually moved to Tampa, Florida where he maintained this position for the next five years. Dr. Gallagher continued his extensive anesthesiology career by way of academic appointments, progressing from Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Miami, to Associate Professor at the State University of New York, and eventually to Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology.

Dr. Gallagher joined the College of Medicine in 2019. He teaches Anesthesiology and will be involved in teaching medical students in the Simulation Center throughout the year. Dr. Gallagher has over 30 years of anesthesiology experience and nearly 15 years of teaching experience. Over the years, Dr. Gallagher has lectured and presented at numerous events, simulations, and conferences both nationally and internationally. He has won a number of teaching awards, including both Teacher & Mentor of the Year on numerous occasions, an Innovation in Education Award, and an Achievement in Training Award from the International Anesthesia Research Society. In addition, he has mentored and advised post-doctoral students through their thesis and dissertation as the Director of CA-3 Echocardiography Rotation.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gallagher has held various University committee and administrative responsibilities, including Residency Director, Medical Director, and Chairperson. He has also dedicated his time to sharing his knowledge and skills via community activities. He was a volunteer teacher for San Diego public schools and gave lectures on Medicine, History (one of his interests), and Foreign Language Study. Dr. Gallagher has a passion for languages and is fluent in a number of romance languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian. He can also converse in German, Russian, Swedish, Dutch, Japanese, and Mandarin. He has a limited knowledge of several additional languages and will continue to explore this area.

 

Recent Publications:

 

Peer Reviewed:

  • Unger R, Gallagher C: Dexmedetomidine for awake fiberoptic intubation.  Seminars in Anesthesia,  Perioperative Medicine and Pain,  25,  Issue 2,  pp 65-70,  June 2006.
  • Gallagher CJ, Tan JM, Foster CG. Lipid rescue for bupivacaine toxicity during cardiovascular procedures. Heart International 2010; 5:e5
  • Soto R, Cormican D, Gallagher C, Seidman P “ Teaching Systems-Based Competency in Anesthesiology Residency: Development of an Education and Assessment Tool” Journal of Graduate Medical Education June 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2 : pp. 250-259
  • Gallagher CJ, Tan JM. The Current Status of Simulation in the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia. International Anesthesiology Clinics Summer 2010;48(3):83-99.
  • Cooper L, Candiotti K, Gallagher C, Grenier E, Arheart KL, Barron ME. A Randomized, Controlled Trial on Dexmedetomidine for Providing Adequate Sedation and Hemodynamic Control for Awake, Diagnostic Transesophageal Echocardiography. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2011;25 (2):233-237
  • Lieb M, Orr T, Gallagher C, A case of intra-operative ventricular fibrillation: Electro-cauterization, undiagnosed Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or long QT syndrome?
  • International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 2012; Volume 3, Issue 5, Pages 155-157
  • Panesar R, Parker M, Messina C, Gallagher C. Simulation Interest Group Scenario: CJ with Cardiac Tamponade. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: mededportal.org/publication/9158.
  • Ginsberg S, Kraidin J, Gallagher C, Hoover D, Solina A, A Survey of Non-Monetary Institutional Infrastructural Support of Academic Anesthesia Departments in the United States.  OJAnes, 2013;3: 283-7.
  • Blair R, Fenton K, Gallagher C, Seidman P, Simulation-based Education to Teach Interdisciplinary Resident Communication and Team Work.  Med Sci Educ, 2014;24(1):3-6.
  • Martinelli S, Chen F, DiLorenzo A, Mayer D, Fairbanks S, Moran K, Ku C, Mitchell J, Bowe E, Royal, K, Hendrickse A, VanDyke K, Trawicki M, Rankin D, Guldan G, Hand W, Gallagher C, Jacob Z, Zvara D, McEvoy M, Schell R.  Results of a flipped classroom teaching approach in anesthesiology residents. J Grad Med Ed,2017;9(4):485-96

 

Books:

  • Gallagher CJ. The Cellars of Marcelcave:  A Yank Doctor in the BEF.  White Mane Publishing, 1998.
  • Tanner R, Davide T,  Gallagher C.  Aces and Double Faults:  A Parents’ Guide to Tennis.  Wordpro Press, 2000.
  • Gallagher CJ, Hill SE,  Lubarsky DA.  Board Stiff Too: Preparing for the Anesthesia Orals.  Butterworth-Heinamann,
  • Gallagher CJ. Board Stiff TEE: Transesophageal Echocardiography.  Elsevier, 2004.
  • Gallagher CJ, Issenberg SB. Simulators in Anesthesia,  Elsevier,
  • Gallagher CJ, Martinez-Ruiz R,  Lubarsky DL.  Anesthesia Unplugged.  McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • Gallagher CJ. Cool Things Happen When You Speak a Foreign Language.  Willowgate Press, 2008.
  • Gallagher CJ. Board Stiff Three.  Preparing for the Anesthesia Orals.  Elsevier, 2009.
  • Gallagher C, Schwengel D, Lewis M, Core Clinical Competencies in Anesthesiology: A Case-based Approach. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Gallagher C, Ginsberg S, Park C, Lewis M, Schwengel D, Anesthesia Unplugged, 2nd  McGraw-Hill, 2012.
  • Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S, Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.

 

Book Chapters:

  • Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Transducers and instrumentation. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Dixit V, Sciarra J,  Gallagher C,  Quantitative M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiograpy. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Gallagher C, Matadial C,  Giquel J,  Quantitative Doppler. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Doppler profiles and assessment of diastolic function. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Gallagher C, Sciarra J,  Cardiac anatomy. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Sciarra J, Gallagher C,  Segmental left ventricular systolic function. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Martinez-Ruiz R, Gallagher C,  Assessment of perioperative events and problems. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Gallagher C, Paparcuri G, Artifacts and pitfalls. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Gill S, Sciarra J,  Gallagher C,  Related diagnostic modalities. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.
  • Gallagher C, Hemo-dynamo doc. In Gallagher C, Sciarra J, Ginsberg S,  Board Stiff TEE:  Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd  Elsevier, 2013.