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Jared Gallaher, MD, MPH

Jared Gallaher, MD, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
Assistant Professor
UNC School of Medicine

Jared Gallaher, MD, MPH, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery at UNC in Chapel Hill, NC. He also has an adjunct appointment in the UNC Gilings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Gallaher graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2011 and completed his MPH at UNC Gilings School of Global Public Health in 2016. After finishing his General Surgery Residency at UNC in 2018, he completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University in 2019 and then returned to UNC to join the faculty in the Department of Surgery. His research focuses on global health in Malawi, especially in the fields of trauma, general surgery, and burn and he serves as the co-director of the Malawi Surgical Initiative at UNC. 

Honors and Awards

“Excellence in Research” Award: Honorable Mention

2019, Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society

Clinical Second Place Winner

2018, National Committee on Trauma Paper Competition

Key Publications

Risk of acute kidney injury requiring hemodialysis after contrast-enhanced imaging after traumatic injury: A National Trauma Databank analysis. Schneider A, Gallaher J, Purcell LN, Raff L, Eckert M, Charles A (1970). Surgery, S0039-6060(21), 00878-3.

Racial and ethnic disparities in withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment after non-head injury trauma. Williams BM, Schneider A, Gallaher J, Charles A (1970). The American Journal of Surgery.

Elderly trauma mortality in a resource-limited setting: A benchmark for process improvement. Williams BM, Kayange L, Purcell L, Charles A, Gallaher J (1970). Injury, 9645.

Are Surgeons Enough? The Relationshipbetween Increasing Surgical Demand and Access to Surgery in a Resource-Limited Environment. Gallaher J, Kayange L, Purcell LN, Reid T, Charles A (1970). J Surg Res, 267.

Comparative outcomes between COVID-19 and influenza patients placed on veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe ARDS. Raff LA, Reid TD, Johnson D, Raff EJ, Schneider AB, Charles AG, Gallaher JR (1970). Am J Surg, S0002-9610(21), 00233-6.


MPH, Public Health Leadership Program, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2016

MD, Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2011

BA, Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 2004

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