Dr. Michael Gallichio, MD, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in general surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his medical degree from Albany Medical College, participating in a six-year accelerated BS/MD program at those institutions. Dr. Gallichio completed a fellowship in clinical transplant surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was a surgical research fellow in transplantation immunology at Albany Medical Center, where he completed his residency. Dr. Gallichio served as professor of surgery at the Albany Medical Center with the kidney and pancreas transplant program. He previously served as a staff surgeon in vascular access at Birmingham Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Alabama, and as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the division of Transplantation.
Dr. Gallichio is a member of numerous professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Transplantation, the Association for Academic Surgery, and is a founding member of the Vascular Access Society of the Americas. He has authored numerous publications and presented at national and international meetings on the topics of transplantation and dialysis access. Three years ago, Dr. Gallichio joined Dr. John Ross in South Carolina to form the Dialysis Access Institute where they performed thousands of percutaneous and surgical procedures for dialysis yearly. They were at the forefront of dialysis access care and physician education for the placement, maintenance, and salvage of dialysis access. Dr. Gallichio co-founded the TACIDA group for physician education on dialysis access with Dr. Ross and Dr. Ingemar Davidson. Dr. Gallichio returns “home” to provide dialysis access care to the patients of CDRP.