Dr. Joseph Galati, MD
Dr. Joseph S. Galati is a native of Long Island, New York. He received his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University and attended St. George's University School of Medicine.
Following medical school, Dr. Galati was an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine at State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn (formerly Downstate Medical Center)/Kings County Hospital Center, one of the premier teaching hospitals in the country. He remained an additional year in the department to assume responsibilities as the Chief Medical Resident in the Department of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Donald E. Wilson. Wanting to pursue further training and expertise in Liver Disease/Transplant Medicine, Dr. Galati left New York City for Omaha, Nebraska. He performed his fellowship training in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplant Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center. University of Nebraska Medical Center is a world renowned liver program, and today remains one of the finest in the country. During Dr. Galati’s training there, he participated in a number of research studies looking at the gastrointestinal complications of liver disease and cirrhosis.
After completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Galati relocated to Houston, Texas in 1994, joining the faculty at University of Texas Medical School-Houston. In 1996, he became Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology at University of Texas Medical School. In the spring of 1999, Dr. Galati left his full-time position at University of Texas Medical School to form a private practice with most of his University colleagues. In addition, he was named Medical Director of the newly formed St. Luke’s Texas Liver Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas. In the spring of 2001, he formed his current practice, Liver Specialists of Texas, one of America’s largest private liver services.
In 2007, Dr. Galati was appointed the Medical Director for the Center Liver Disease and Transplantation at The Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas. The Methodist Hospital is one of the countries top facilities, ranked by US News and World Report as one of America’s Top Hospital years after year.
Dr. Galati is President of the Texas International Endoscopy Center, a state of the art endoscopy facility where gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are performed by Texas Medical Center physicians.