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Patrick Gallagher, MD, BS

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics; Director, Yale Center for Blood Disorders

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Patrick Gallagher, MD, BS

Research Summary

Dr. Gallagher’s research focuses on normal and perturbed hematopoiesis. His primary focus is the genetic basis of inherited disorders of hematopoiesis, with a special interest in disorders of the erythrocyte the erythrocyte and the molecular control of erythropoiesis. Dr. Gallagher’s research is funded by the NIH and private foundations. Dr. Gallagher is co-director of the Yale Cooperative Center for Excellence in Hematology and administrative Director of the Yale Hemophilia Treatment Center/Yale Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders. Dr. Gallagher is fully engaged in the Yale scientific community, with joint appointments in Pathology and Genetics, and active membership in the Yale Stem Cell Center. Current extramural activities include Editorial Board service as Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Perinatology, Associate Editor of Blood Cells, Molecules and Disease, and Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Hematology and Frontiers in Physiology, as well as grant and abstract reviewing for numerous NIH, private foundations, and academic society meetings including ASH and PAS. He has served as chair of the NIH Erythrocyte and Leukocyte Biology Study Section (now MCH) and as chair of the American Society of Hematology Scientific Subcommittee on Hemoglobin/Red Cell.

Specialized Terms: Neonatal hematology; Erythropoiesis; Inherited abnormalities of the erythrocyte including metabolic, membrane, and hemoglobin disorders; Sickle cell disease; Hereditary spherocytosis; Elliptocytosis; Pyropoikilocytosis; Stomatocytosis.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Gallagher has trained numerous undergraduate, graduate and medical students, MD and PhD postdoctoral fellows, and sabbatical faculty. Laboratory graduates hold positions throughout the world and trainees have
received awards and honors from local, regional, and national organizations. After serving as the PI on the Yale Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine T32 training grant for many years, he now participates in training grants in Genetics, Medicine, and Laboratory Medicine. He serves on the Department of Pediatrics Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC). He has served on numerous individual SOCs as member or chair, as well as various medical and graduate school mentoring committees, PhD thesis committees, etc.


Research Interests

Anemia, Sickle Cell; Elliptocytosis, Hereditary; Erythropoiesis; Genetics; Hemoglobinopathies; Information Science; Neonatology; Pathology; Pediatrics; Polycythemia; Pyruvate Kinase; Spherocytosis, Hereditary; Hydrops Fetalis; Genomics; Diseases; Health Care

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Selected Publications