Highly regarded in her field, Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, FACOS, brings both surgical and research experience to this leadership position.
UNC Lineberger’s Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, FACOS, has been named surgical director of the UNC Breast Center and section chief of breast surgery at UNC School of Medicine.
Gallagher is an assistant professor and clinician educator in the Division of Surgical Oncology at UNC Health Care. She currently serves as both the co-director and moderator of the Breast Multidisciplinary Conference at UNC and on the National Cancer Institute BSCS-BOLD Task Force as an Alliance Junior Investigator Representative Member. She serves as the principal investigator on numerous breast cancer clinical trials at UNC.
Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA, the Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, said Gallagher is highly regarded in the field of breast surgery. Among the honors Gallagher has earned, she is the recipient of the UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, which is presented to physicians who create an exceptional care experience and receive high marks in areas of patient care, knowledge, communication, professionalism, and practice- and system-based learning.