Thomas Gallagher, DO



American Board of Otolaryngology



Medical School:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Naval Medical Center Portsmouth


Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary


Dr. Gallagher is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and belongs to several professional societies including the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He is an associate editor (pediatrics) of the journal for the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and has been active in the editorial process of the journal since 2012. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Dr. Gallagher is a third-generation educator and is passionate about graduate medical education. His enthusiasm for teaching otolaryngology and mentorship infuses his practice and provides quality, evidence-based care for his patients. This care includes an excellent bedside manner and taking the time to listen to the concerns of his patients and their parents.

He and his wife “Bug” are native New Yorkers and have two daughters. He spends his spare time enjoying the waters around the Chesapeake Bay, fitness, and spending time with his family.

Honors and Awards:

•Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2020
•Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2019)
•Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Department of Otolaryngology Teacher of the year – (2012, 2016, 2017)
•Star reviewer – Journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (Five consecutive star awards 2013 -2018)
•First Prize, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Charles F. Ferguson Clinical Research Award (2018)
•Associate Master Clinician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA (2015)
•Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2004, 2010)
•Resident Academic Achievement Award, Department of Otolaryngology, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA (2007-2008, 2008-2009)

Contact Info:

(757) 668-9327



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