Dr. Gallagher was born and raised in Galveston, TX (a B.O.I. (Born on the Island)). He attended public school in the Galveston Independent School District, graduating in 1997 from Ball High School with Highest Honors. He then moved to Providence, Rhode Island, to attend Brown University. At Brown, Dr. Gallagher was involved in research on neural plasticity and continued this as a research technician at UT Southwestern Center for Neuroscience in Dallas after graduating from Brown with Honors in 2001.In 2002, he began medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at San Antonio. There, he met his wife, Ava, a pediatrician at 411 Pediatrics in Austin. They enjoyed living in the Hill Country during medical school and planned to return after finishing further training. Dr. Gallagher matched in orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2006. At UTMB, he became involved in clinical research and published his work in the orthopaedic literature. In 2011, Dr. Gallagher completed his general orthopaedic training and decided to pursue further expertise in Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Joint Replacement (including revision hip and knee arthroplasty), and Cartilage Transplantation (Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation) at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Fellowship in orthopedic surgery is one or two additional years of intense surgical training and clinical research focused on a specialty within the field.
Dr. Gallagher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Gallagher's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Fractured Lower Leg
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
Knee Ligament Rupture
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Prosthetic Joint Infections
Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
Articular Cartilage Repair
Carpal Tunnel Release
Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Reconstruction Surgery
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Replacement, Cemented
Hip Replacement, Cementless
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Knee Cartilage Implantation
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Cartilage Treatment
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Muscle Problem Surgery
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Block
Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Revision of Total Joint
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Total Hip Replacement
Total Joint Replacement
Total Joint Replacement and Revision
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement Revision
Total Shoulder Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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