James M. Galloway

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James M. Galloway
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Nationality U.S. citizen
Occupation Physician
Known for Regional Health Administrator, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Senior Federal Official for Health, Region C, Department of Homeland Security

James M. Galloway is a United States medical doctor who serves as the Regional Health Administrator for the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the six eastern states that comprise Region V. He also serves as the Senior Federal Official for Health for Pandemic Influenza and Bioterrorism for the Department of Homeland Security's Region C, which includes an additional six states. Galloway is also an author, having published over 170 articles, abstracts, book chapters and one book, Primary Care of Native American Patients: Diagnosis, Therapy and Epidemiology. He has received numerous awards, including being named the Outstanding Clinician for the Indian Health Service nationally in 1997 and has been twice awarded the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Award for Distinguished Service.

Education and professional affiliations[edit]

Galloway received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his medical residency at the University of Vermont. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and cardiology; a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

Career[edit]

Before relocating to Chicago as Regional Health Administrator, Galloway organized and provided direct cardiac care to Native Americans in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California and New Mexico. He served as Director of the Native American Cardiology Program at the University of Arizona. He was the senior cardiologist nationally for the Indian Health Service and the director of the National Native American Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program.

In March 2007, Galloway was appointed to the position of Regional Health Administrator by the Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH). He is the principal federal public health official and the senior United States Public Health Service officer for Region V, which covers the eastern states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. He also serves as the Senior Federal Official for Health for Pandemic Influenza and Bioterrorism for the Department of Homeland Security's Region C (including the DHHS Region V states and VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming).

Galloway has been deployed to work with Admiral Thad Allen, Deepwater Horizon Incident Commander as the HHS Senior Health Official for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the HHS Secretary’s representative to the National Incident Command where he serves as the government-wide coordinator of the health issues related to the response under the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response.

Galloway was selected by the United States Surgeon General as the Governor for the American College of Cardiology to represent the United States Public Health Service and was subsequently elected as the FACC Governor for Arizona. In that capacity, Galloway has worked with the American Diabetes Association in the “Make The Link” Program, an educational and public health approach focusing on the link between diabetes and heart disease. For this, he received the national American Diabetes Association’s C. Everett Koop Award for Health Promotion and Awareness on behalf of the American College of Cardiology.[1]

Galloway's other honors include several Public Health Service medals, including the Commendation Medal, being named the Outstanding Clinician for the Indian Health Service nationally in 1997 and being twice awarded the Secretary of Health and Human Service's Award for Distinguished Service.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of Health and Human Services document "James M. Galloway, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA".

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