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Emily R. Gallagher, MD, MPH

Emily R. Gallagher, MD, MPH

Craniofacial

On staff since October 2014

"During my residency here at UW/Seattle Children's, I quickly learned that providing excellent medical care requires a team. As a fellow in Craniofacial Medicine, I was fortunate to join a dedicated team of providers from various specialties working together to help patients reach their full potential. Whether meeting parents after a prenatal diagnosis, an infant with a newly diagnosed craniofacial condition, or an adolescent who has been through a lot of treatment, I am passionate about helping my patients and families find solutions to problems and improve health outcomes. I am inspired by my patients and feel honored to work with such courageous and resilient children."

  • Emily Gallagher, MD, MPH, is an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Craniofacial Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2011.

    Dr. Gallagher's research focuses on improving standards of care and outcomes for craniofacial conditions. She is interested in identifying developmental and educational challenges that may be associated with specific craniofacial conditions and developing interventions to improve learning for these patients. She is also working on long term needs of children with certain craniofacial conditions to improve quality of care, particularly for children who have been treated for craniosynostosis. She is the co-director of the 22q clinic and is working to improve treatment and support for patients and families affected by 22q11.2-related disorders. Dr. Gallagher also enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Dempster Family Foundation Award Awarded funding to establish a 22q Clinic at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Dempster Family Foundation 2013
    School of Medicine Alliance Award Oregon Health and Sciences University 2005
    University Fellowship Award University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health 2005
    Woman of Accomplishment Award Oregon Commission for Women and Oregon Board of Medical Examiners 2003
    • Buchanan E, Gallagher ER, LaMattina K, Shah V, Zue A, Edmond J.
      Ocular Manifestations of Craniofacial Disorders
      The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease , 2016
    • Gallagher ER, Ratisoontorn C, Cunningham ML
      Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome
      Gene-Reviews [Internet] , 2014
    • Gallagher ER, Hing AV, Cunningham ML
      Evaluating fontanels in the infant skull: The pediatrician's handshake
      Contemporary Pediatrics , 2013 Nov.
    • Gallagher ER, Hing AV, Cunningham ML
      Evaluating fontanels in the infant skull: The pediatricians handshake
      Contemporary Pediatrics , 2013 Nov.
    • Gallagher ER, Evans KN, Hing AV, Cunningham ML
      Bathrocephaly: a head shape associated with a persistent mendosal suture.
      21970727 The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association , 2013 Jan. : 50(1)104-8
    • Gallagher ER, Beaulieu K, Oliverio M, Brockman J
      A Unique Pilot Project using Reach Out and Read to Promote Speech Development in Children with Cleft Palate
      International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies , 2013
    • Gallagher ER, Evans KN, Hing AV, Cunningham ML
      Bathrocephaly: A head shape associated with a persistent mendosal suture
      Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal , 2013 : 50(1)104-108
    • Emily R Gallagher and Joel Berg
      Clinical correlate: cleft lip and palate
      Mineralized Tissues in Oral and Craniofacial Science: Biological Principles and Clinical Correlates , 2012
    • Guitierrez Y, Gallagher E, Langham M, Dipple K, Nelson M, Cunningham M
      The Role of the Pediatric Care Provider in the Management of Care of Patients with Craniofacial Anomalies
      American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Meeting , 2012
    • Gallagher E, Evans K, Hing A, Cunningham M
      Clinical Presentation of the Persistent Mendosal Suture
      American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Meeting , 2011
    • Urayama KY, Buffler PA, Gallagher ER, Ayoob JM, Ma X
      A Meta-Analysis of the Association between Day Care Attendance and Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
      International Journal of Epidemiology , 2010 : 39(3)718-732
    • Urayama KY, Buffler PA, Gallagher ER, Ayoob JM, Ma X
      A Meta-Analysis of the Association between Day Care Attendance and Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
      International Journal of Epidemiology , 2010 : 39(3)718-732
    • Smuts CM, Borod E, Peeples JM, Carlson SE
      High-DHA eggs: feasibility as a means to enhance circulating DHA in mother and infant
      Lipids , 2003 : 38(4)407-414
    • Borod E, Atkinson R, Barclay WR, Carlson SE
      Effects of third trimester consumption of eggs high in docosahexaenoic acid on docosohexanoic acid status and pregnancy
      Lipids , 1999 : 34(S231)
    • Wharton KA, Cook JM, Torres-Schumann S, de Castro K, Borod E, Phillips DA
      Genetic analysis of the bone morphogenetic protein-related gene, gbb, identifies multiple requirements during Drosophila development
      Genetics , 1999 : 152(2)629-640
    • Borod ER, Heberlein U
      Mutual regulation of decapentaplegic and hedgehog during the initiation of differentiation in the Drosophila retina
      Developmental Biology , 1998 : 197(2)187-197
    • Heberlein U, Borod ER, Chanut, FA
      Dorsoventral patterning in the Drosophila retina by wingless
      Development , 1998 : 125(4)567-577

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Craniofacial Medicine: the face of a new pediatric subspecialty Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Peace Health, Southwest Medical Center Vancouver, WA Nov. 26, 2013
    From Flat to Round and Everything In Between: Evaluation of Infant Head Shape Pediatrics Review and CME Portland, OR May 16, 2013
    Head Shapes: To Refer or Reassure Kaiser, Pediatric Grand Rounds Portland, OR June 26, 2012
    Multidisciplinary Care for Craniofacial Disorders Portland Academy of Pediatrics Portland, OR Jan. 5, 2012

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Epidemiology

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Craniofacial Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

About My Work

http://teenology101.seattlechildrens.org/