Brian J. Galinat, M.D., MBA, chair of Christiana Care’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was appointed to the Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at the surgical society’s annual meeting.
Dr. Galinat is the first Delaware doctor to serve on the academy’s board.
“I am thankful to be selected to the board and am excited by the opportunity to help our academy in this role,” he said. “I look forward to more widely sharing the successes we have had at Christiana Care, which are a direct result of the cooperative collaboration that has been established with our private practice orthopaedic surgeons. Further, I will be able to bring innovative ideas back to our community so that we can advance our ongoing focus of helping our patients maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.”
Representing more than 39,000 orthopaedic surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education on musculoskeletal issues to patients and physicians worldwide and advances the quality of orthopaedic care to patients in the United States. Dr. Galinat serves as a member-at-large for the term 2016 – 2018 and represents the views of orthopaedic surgeons who are age 45 and older.
“We are pleased that an individual of Dr. Galinat’s qualifications has been elected to serve on the AAOS Board of Directors,” said Gerald R. Williams Jr., M.D., the 2016 – 2017 Academy president. “Over the years, he has volunteered with the academy in a multitude of capacities, including the Board of Councilors. We look forward in the years ahead to his contributions regarding all aspects of orthopaedic practice.”
Dr. Galinat has been in practice in Delaware since 1989 and now specializes in shoulder surgery. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. and a shoulder/sports-medicine fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.
He became chief of the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery at Christiana Care in 2004 and helped establish the independent Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011. He received an MBA degree at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, in 2014, earning the Dean’s Spirit Award.
He is an associate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society. He was team doctor for the Wilmington Blue Rocks from 1993 to 2006 and a team doctor for U.S. Soccer from 1991 to 2005.
He is the past Delaware representative to the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and served on the Academy’s Coding, Coverage and Reimbursement Committee.