POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

2012-2013
Microsurgery Fellow
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2010 – 2012
Resident
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
2003 – 2010
Intern and Resident
Division of General Surgery
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, MD

EDUCATION

1999 – 2003
Doctor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
1995 – 1998
Bachelor of Science with Honors, Cellular Biology Major
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

MEDICAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

2014
2013
2010
2010
2010
2010
2009
2005
2003
Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery (#08573)
State of Illinois Medical Board (#036-133545)
State of California: Board of Medical Examiners (#A112172)
DEA License (FG2023581)
Certified, American Board of Surgery (#55458)
Fundamentals Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM)
State of New York: Board of Medical Examiners (#237503)
National Board of Medical Examiners

HONORS

2010
2007
2001
2000
2000
1999
Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award
Research Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship
National Institute of Health Research Fellowship Recipient
President of University of Wisconsin Medical School Class of ‘03

RESEARCH

2005- 2007
Research Fellowship, Division of Gastric and Mixed Tumor, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  1. Development of novel animal model of peritoneal disseminated pancreatic cancer
  2. Study of viral oncolytic therapy employing novel genetically engineered viruses
1999
Research Fellowship, National Institute of Health – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  1. Research in rare genetic metabolic disease through the use of Western and Northern blot and polymerase chain reaction

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ragab A, Flanum M, Galanis C, Zdeblick T. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion for treatment of low back pain: internal disc disruption versus degenerative disc disease. The Spine Journal. 2; (5): 102-108, 2002.
  2. Galanis C, Zamani A, Cameron J, Cambell K, Lillemoe K, Capparelli D, Chang D, Hruban R, Yeo C. Resected serous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas: a review of 158 patients with recommendations for treatment. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Jul;11(7):820-6.
  3. Dalal K, Woo Y, Galanis C, Gonen M, Allen P, Dematteo R, Fong Y, Coit D. Detection of Micrometastases in Peritoneal Washings of Pancreatic Cancer Patients by Quantitative Real Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Dec;11(12):1598-605.
  4. Y Woo, K Kelly, M Stanford, C Galanis, YS Chun, Y Fong, G McFadden. Myxoma Virus is Oncolytic for Human Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Cells. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Aug;15(8):2329-35.
  5. Dalal K, Woo Y, Kelly K, Galanis C, Gonen M, Fong Y, Coit DG. Detection of micrometastases in peritoneal washing of gastric cancer patients by the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Gastric Cancer. 2008; 11(4):206-13.
  6. Yu YA, Galanis C, Woo Y, Chen N, Zhang Q, Fong Y, Szalay AA. Regression of human pancreatic tumor xenografts in mice after a single systemic injection of recombinant vaccinia virus GLV-1h68. Mol Cancer Ther. 2009 Jan;8(1):141-51.
  7. Strong V, Galanis C, Riedl C, Longo V, Daghighian, Humm J, Larson S, Fong Y. Portable PET Probes Are a Novel Tool for Intraoperative Localization of Tumor Deposits. Ann Surg Innov Res. 2009 Feb 21;3:2.
  8. Galanis C, Sciortino C. Physical Exam Findings of Orbital Fractures and When to Order Computed Tomography. In Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department. Ed. L Marucci. LWW. Philadelphia, PA. 2010.
  9. Sciortino C, Galanis C. Toxic Shock – Do Not Resuscitate. In Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department. Ed. L Marucci. LWW. Philadelphia, PA. 2010.
  10. Reifsnyder T, Galanis C, Reifsnyder A. Acute Pulmonary Embolism. In Current Surgical Therapy 10th Edition. Ed: J Cameron, A Cameron. Mosby Inc. Maryland Heights, MO. 2011
  11. Roostaeian J, Sanchez I, Vardanian A, Herrera F, Galanis C, Da Lio A, Festerkjian J, Crisera CA. Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun;129(6):909e-918e.
  12. Galanis C, Sanchez I, Roostaeian J, Crisera CA. Factors influencing patient interest in aesthetic plastic surgery and the process of selecting a surgeon. Aesth Surg J. 2013 May 1;33(4):585-90.
  13. Roostaeian J, Yoon, AP, Sanchez IS, Rahgozar P, Galanis C, Herrera F, Tseng CY, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. The effect of prior abdominal surgery on abdominally based free flaps in breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar;133(3):247e-55e.
  14. Galanis C, Nguyen P, Koh J, Roostaeian J, Festekjian JH, Crisera CA. Microvascular lifeboats: a stepwise approach to intraoperative venous congestion in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul;134(1): 20-7.
  15. Galanis C. Reply: Microvascular lifeboats: a stepwise approach to intraoperative venous congestion in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):640e.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Resected Serous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas – 158 Patients: Results and Outcomes. The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 47th Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 21, 2006.
  2. Detection of Micrometastases in Peritoneal Washings of Pancreatic Cancer Patients by Quantitative Real Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 48th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. May 21, 2007.
  3. Health Care Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives – The Affordable Health Care for America Act. Presented at Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Baltimore, MD. February 18, 2010.
  4. Health Care Reform in the U.S. Senate – What We Need to Know as Surgeons. Presented at Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Baltimore, MD. March 18, 2010.
  5. Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. January 16, 2012.