JOSEPH GALLAGHER MD,
Program Director, Colon and Rectal PGY VI Residency Program
He is Board Certified by both the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He received his medical Degree from UHS / The Chicago Medical School and was elected AOA. He holds a Master’s in Physiology. He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Florida, School of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Gallagher completed his fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery through Orlando Regional Healthcare System’s Colon & Rectal Clinic of Orlando in Orlando, Florida. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Gallagher is a consultant surgeon of the Colon & Rectal Specialty for UF Health Cancer Center (formerly MD Anderson Cancer Center of Orlando) and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.
Dr. Gallagher specializes in laparoscopic-assisted colon surgery and robotic resection for benign and malignant disease, anal physiology testing for chronic constipation, and fecal incontinence. He also specializes in anal rectal ultrasound, sphincter-saving techniques for rectal cancer and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Gallagher is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.