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David K. Galos, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

David Galos
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Polytrauma
  • Pelvic/acetabular fractures
  • Long bone fractures
  • Nonunion/malunion, posttraumatic reconstruction
  • Periarticular fractures
  • Rib fractures and thoracic trauma
  • Joint replacement surgery

Research Interests

  • Pelvic/acetabular fractures and outcomes
  • Long bone fracture fixation and outcomes
  • Periarticular fracture fixation and outcomes
  • Rib fracture fixation and outcomes
  • Biomechanical studies of fracture fixation

Personal Statement

Fractures can be life changing events. Each person and each fracture is different. I treat all fracture types, from the simplest to the most complex. I strive to get to know the patient, their functional status, their interests and hobbies and their goals for treatment and recovery. I utilize both nonoperative and operative treatment options based on shared decision-making with the patient to obtain optimal results and outcomes for them. I pride myself on my ability to work with a multidisciplinary team that can bring success to the patient's personalized treatment plan.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Residency, Orthopaedic, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  • MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) 
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Chest Wall Injury Society

Honors & Awards

  • AOA Medical Honor Society, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2010
  • EOA Ranawat Award, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2013
  • OTA Highlight Paper, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2014
  • OTA Highlight Paper, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2014
  • OTA Bovill, Award Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2015
  • Teacher of the Year, Plainview Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, 2018
  • Teacher of the Year, Long Island Jewish Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, 2019
  • Teacher of the Year, NUMC Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, 2019

Digital Bibliography

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Selected Publications

1. Galos DK, Davidovitch R, Bicondylar Tibial Plateau ORIF Technique, Fractures of the Tibia: A Clinical Casebook, Editor Tejwani N, Published, 2016

2. Yoon R, Galos DK, Liporace FA, Distal Tibial Pilon Fracture: Delayed Treatment and Dual Incision Approach, Fractures of the Tibia: A Clinical Casebook, Editor Tejwani N, Published 2016

3. Galos DK, Egol K, Revision for periprosthetic fracture: Femoral Plating. In THE HIP: Preservation, Replacement and Revision. Editors Parvizi J, Goyal N, Cashman J, Published August 2015

4. Liporace F, Galos DK, Yoon R, T Shaped Fractures. In Acetabular Fractures Editors Ziran B, Wade S, In Press February 2013