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Galgano, Samuel

Samuel J. Galgano, M.D.

Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Experience,
Chief, Abdominal Imaging,
Associate Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section and Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
(205) 934-1449 | Location: JT N454

Samuel J. Galgano, M.D. completed his undergraduate training and medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, during which he acted as Chief Resident in his final year. He completed fellowships in both Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics as well as Abdominal Imaging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to joining the faculty at UAB. During his Abdominal Imaging fellowship, he was awarded an RSNA Fellow Research Grant for his work on PET/MRI for patients with prostate cancer and participated in the UAB Clinical Investigator Training Program.

Clinically, Dr. Galgano is a member of the Abdominal Imaging as well as Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics sections with expertise in CT, ultrasound, MRI, fluoroscopy, PET/CT, and PET/MRI. He is a co-chair of the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging. His research interests include novel radiotracer use in PET/CT and PET/MRI for applications in genitourinary and gastrointestinal oncology with particular interest in prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is a regular member of the multidisciplinary prostate, pancreaticobiliary, and hepatobiliary tumor boards and serves on the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee and Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Oncology Working Groups. He is passionate about resident and medical student education and has received awards for medical student education several times during his residency. In 2018, he began to serve as Assistant Director for the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at UAB, becoming Fellowship Director in 2019. In 2020, he began to serve as the section chief for the Abdominal Imaging section.

Contact Information

Administrative Support:
Debbie Desmond
P: (205)-975-2834 | ddesmond@uabmc.edu