Brian J. Galinat, M.D.
Locations: Newark-Metro, North Wilmington
Specialties: Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Fracture Care
Dr. Galinat brought his practice to Wilmington after completing a fellowship in surgery of the shoulder and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Galinat is Board Certified, fellowship-trained and specializes in Surgery of the Shoulder.
Dr. Galinat received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his internship in general surgery at The Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He then performed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Galinat writes and edits articles and book chapters for medical journals and texts. He is the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Christiana Care Health System. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and is an orthopaedic consultant to the US Soccer Federation.
Dr. Galinat is an active member of numerous specialty organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He served as the Delaware Board of Counselor Representative of the AAOS from 2005-2011. He serves on the AAOS Coding Coverage and Reimbursement Committee. In 2011, he was elected to the American Orthopaedic Association and he serves on the Own The Bone committee.
- Top Doctor by Delaware Today: 1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013
“Thank you Dr. Galinat for taking such good care of my knee. I know that when I get to play tennis and ski again, I will be doing so on a much improved knee. Maybe my tennis play and skiing will improve too!”
Very Kind and Caring
I just want to thank you for the care you’ve given me over the last 5 months since I injured my rotator cuff. You both have been very kind and caring the whole time. You always take the time to answer my questions and explain things to me in detail, using words I can understand.
Morgan, you always answered my emailed questions quickly and accurately. You conduct yourself in a very professional manner, but at the same time you are very friendly. Your kindness always came through.
Dr. Galinat, you always took the time to answer my questions thoroughly. You explained very technical things in a way I could understand them. I enjoyed talking golf with you. I felt like you really understood how disappointed I was to not be able to play in our annual Myrtle Beach golf outing. I appreciate how you handled my rehabilitation, taking it very slowly and making me wait 3 months to start PT, in spite of my impatience. I see now that was the best course of action.
DOS – A Community Gem
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists is an extraordinary practice filled with very talented, compassionate and patient centered physicians. I have experienced care by doctors Galinat, Patterson and Principe. Whether showing up in the emergency room, the office or the surgical suite I knew I would get the very best of care informed through best practice for orthopedic specialists. Follow-up care assured full mobility of whatever body part was injured. Everyone should know that this practice will consistently deliver the very best care and achieve the best outcomes. How lucky are we?
“I don’t know how to thank Dr. Galinat enough for all of the wonderful and very successful procedures that he did for me. He repaired my rotator cuff, repaired my torn biceps muscle and did a tendon release. I had the surgery in February and was back playing tennis in June. I had some slight discomfort at first, but now I have none. From Dr. Galinat I learned patience, as I followed the rehab instructions. I feel better now, than I did the past 10 years. It really has been a miracle. I have given an outstanding referral to all I know. Again, all I can say is sincere thanks. You helped me to live again.”
I cannot thank Dr. Galinat enough! After three surgeries by other surgeons with no relief, I turned to him as a last resort. He took an aggressive approach and was determined to figure out what was wrong. And he did. I am virtually pain-free for the first time in years! His whole team is awesome too — I enjoyed dealing with Robert and Morgan. Never a wait at the office and very timely in returning phone calls. My last post-op visit was a week ago and I felt sad as I was leaving. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends!
Gave Me the Best Gift Ever
“My husband and I want to thank Dr. Galinat for all of his care and support. It has been a long 10 years of pain and discomfort. After many years of different prognosis, physical therapy, etc. we were sent to Dr. Galinat. My previous surgeon in VA was able to diagnose the problem, but he said Dr. Galinat was the best. He told us he “read the book on this type of surgery” but Dr. Galinat “wrote the book.” We then had hope. Immediately after my surgery, the pain was gone, and so far, has not returned. You not only gave my husband back his wife, you gave me back my quality of life. You gave me the best gift ever and I will always be grateful.”
Superior Orthopedic Surgeon
“I want to thank Dr. Galinat very much for helping me get my shoulder in shape and pretty quickly too. I knew something was wrong because my shoulder didn’t feel right. Now it feels fine, thanks to your method. I started working with a trainer at the Y to build strength in my shoulder and the rest of my body to keep it strong. The Wilmington, Delaware community is fortunate to have a superior orthopedic surgeon of your caliber. I also want to thank your wonderful staff as well.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you to Dr. Galinat for enabling me to get my shoulder and back strengthened. I’m in the best shape than I’ve ever been. I have been working with a trainer and they follow your exercises on Prevention and Recovering from Shoulder Injuries.”
“A couple of years ago Dr. Galinat performed surgery on my right shoulder after multiple disclocations. A couple of years later he did the same routine on my left shoulder. This past school year I placed third in the conference on my tennis team. Because of Dr. Galinat’s expertise, I was able to continue playing. I look forward to furthering my sports career.”
I was having a lot of difficulty with my shoulder, I had been treated a month prior to meeting Dr. Galinat. by a Doctor very well known for treating shoulder problems. I was very disappointed with this Doctor’s interest, I received a shot and then received no directions for a follow up. I happen to talk to Dr Dellose a family friend, I told him of my experience, and he recommended Dr Galinat. My first meeting with him he listened to me, after hearing my problem and understanding my life style, he did an injection that was completely in a different location than the previous shot, I have not had problem since which has been a year, Thanks again Dr, Dellose and especially Dr. Galinat.
Comfortable and Strong
“I just wanted to thank Dr. Galinat for the work he did on my dislocated shoulder. It is comfortable and strong in just about every activity I do. I was able to compete in the Collegiate National Triathlon Championship at which I was 65th out of over 700 undergrads! It’s great to be back to normal. Thanks again.”
Robert Biddle, PA-C
Joseph Cassidy, MS, PA-C
Crystal DiMauro, PA-C
George Duffield PA-C
Thomas Edwards, PA-C
Catherine Frescoln, PA-C
Geary Gutowski JR., PA-C
Daniel Maistre, PA-C
Thomas Merring, PA-C
Regis Phelan, MPAS, PA-C
Matt Stump, PA-C
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