Dr. James Gallagher, MD

Dr. James Gallagher, MD

Burn Surgery •  Male • Age 53

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. James Gallagher, MD is a Burn Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from State University Of New York Health Sciences medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gallagher to book an appointment.


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Weill Cornell Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care

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(212) 235-1519
Burns, Critical Care and Trauma525 E 68th St Fl 7 New York, NY 10065
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All staff was Great, fantastic and Punctual .
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N/A – Aug 07, 2020
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Had to wait over an hour for my son to be seen, who is an active toddler. No small child should be kept waiting that long.
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Mar 08, 2020
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Dr. Gallagher is a patient (noun) professional. He saw me through a horrendous experience-skin graft-and pre and post op care. He and his staff were like cheer leaders for my wife (my caregiver) and for me. Now I am almost well. Thank you
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Sam – Jan 26, 2020
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Knowledgeable, excellent Patient relations and a seemingly very nice person.
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Jan 10, 2020
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I only can say, I was so worried when I went in there,but I left so relief after the Doctor explained everything to me and everyone was so helpful. Thank you and Happy Holidays to all of the staff.
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Ana Andrade – Dec 09, 2019
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My son suffered a 2nd degree burn and we saw Dr. Gallagher a few days later. He was SO nice and helpful - he and the entire staff put my 1-year-old at ease. Their care and advice was great and reassuring. I'm happy we don't have to go back but if we ever do we'll be glad to have Dr. Gallagher.
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Nov 14, 2019
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Nov 09, 2019
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Dr Gallagher took the time my case needed to completely inform me of the medical facts, layout my options and make sure my home support network was in place in a professional and caring manor.
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Oct 18, 2019
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My brothers always have a very nice experience with Dr. Gallagher. He's very nice and patient.
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Aug 18, 2019
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I am thankful for the treatment my daughter received. All the doctors including Dr Gallagher were excellent. It was good to see that they were focus on the patient. This also includes there nurses and staff. I would surely recommend Dr. Gallagher and the NYP Hearst Burn Center. Again thank you for all you do.
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Joann Ramirez – Aug 01, 2019
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Nice the burn doctors really took into consideration my feelings and input they are what they say The Very Best
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Sabrina Locus – Jul 25, 2019
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My appointment went great and I'm looking forward to him doing my up coming surgery. Thank you so much
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Shawanna Padmore in Albany , NY – Jun 14, 2019
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He was professional but straightforward which I liked. Dr. Gallagher called for a second expert opinion to verify his diagnosis and to put my mind more at ease for the long run. The decision to treat my burns conservatively makes me trust his opinion more not less.
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Sheila in Westbury, NY – Apr 11, 2019
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Quick and easy appointment for my 9 month old.
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Apr 11, 2019
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My mom was recently in Dc. Gallaghers care. My mom was treated with the utmost care and respect. The doctors and nurses were patient and kind. Everything was explained thouroughly. They made my mom feel super comfortable at times she didn’t feel so comfortable. They have an amazing team working there!
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Leah in Brooklyn, NY – Oct 31, 2018
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Grateful for the expertise and care received by Dr Gallager and the incredible team of nurses and technicians at Cornell Weill burn unit . Thank you all!!
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NY – Sep 30, 2018
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Dr. Gallagher is an ideal doctor. The entire check in process very fast and efficient. The intake was done by an Assistant Doctor. Afterwards, Dr Gallagher came to make his diagnosis and treatment plan. He assured me I was healing very well despite my concern. Dr. Gallagher has a very pleasant disposition which put his patients at ease. I highly recommend him and his staff.
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Sep 28, 2018
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The staff and Dr. Gallagher are excellent in what they do. My two year old daughter suffered a second degree burn. The kind of care and concern they showed during our first visit exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much.
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Jordyn in NY – Jun 15, 2018
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The entire staff was amazing during my visits to the outpatient burn clinic. Professional and caring with a deep concern for my recovery and health.
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Lt. Mike Ciampo FDNY in NY – Jun 04, 2018
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Thanks to Dr. Gallagher evaluation of burn injuries that I suffered late last August 2017 I avoided A possible infection that might’ve cost me my legs or my life. I had seen in emergency room surgeon for days prior to seeing Dr. Gallagher. That surgeon did not recognize how serious and life-threatening were the burns that I have suffered. I had suspected that a second opinion was important to me. Dr. Gallagher provided that opinion. He evaluated me and admitted me to the hospital right away.
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Ozier Muhammad in New York, NY – Mar 26, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Gallagher's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Burn Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallagher treats Burn Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chemical Burn
  • Chemical Burn - Airways
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chemical Burn - Ingestion
  • Chemical Burn - Inhalation
  • Chemical Burn - Skin
  • Electrical Burn
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Third-Degree Burns
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Second-Degree Burns
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallagher treats Second-Degree Burns more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Skin Grafts
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallagher performs Skin Grafts more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fistula
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Burn Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparotomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Wound Repair

About Me

As a burn surgeon, I am privileged to care for the burn injured patient from the smallest child to the most senior members of our society. Burn injury is sometimes a small blister that requires only my reassurance that healing will take place natural...Read more

Specialties

  • Burn Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2005
New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Stony Brook University Medical Cente
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Robert Packer Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
State University Of New York Health Sciences
Medical School

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)