Patrick G Gallagher, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), of Genetics and of Pathology; Director, Yale Center for Blood Disorders

Research Interests

Anemia, Sickle Cell; Elliptocytosis, Hereditary; Erythropoiesis; Genetics; Neonatology; Pathology; Pediatrics; Spherocytosis, Hereditary

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine


Faculty Research

Rheumatic Diseases Research Core

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cells

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Gallagher’s research focuses on the genetic basis of inherited disorders of the erythrocyte and the molecular control of erythropoiesis. Dr. Gallagher’s research is funded by the NIH and private foundations. Current NIH support includes two R01 awards, ARRA supplements, and P30 support for the Yale Center for Excellence in Molecular Hematology (YCEMH). Dr. Gallagher is PI of the Expression and Genomics Core of the YCEMH. He is also supported by an Innovation in Clinical Research Award from the Doris Duke Foundation. Dr. Gallagher is fully engaged in the Yale scientific community, with a joint appointment in Genetics, and active membership in both the Yale Stem Cell Center and the Yale Cancer Center. He is director of the Yale Center for Blood Disorders.

Current extramural activities include Editorial Board service for the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the American Journal of Hematology, Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Associate Editor), and Blood Cells, Molecules and Disease and grant and abstract reviewing for numerous NIH, private foundations, and academic society meetings including PAS. He recently finished a two-year-term as chair of the NIH Erythrocyte and Leukocyte Biology Study Section and is currently 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. In addition to this T32, he participates in training grants in Genetics, Pathology and 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. Directing the Perinatal Medicine fellowship is a vital part of Dr. Gallagher’s activities as a Yale Medical School faculty member.

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Patrick G Gallagher, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale NeonatalogyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine333 Cedar St.
PO Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064