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Dr. Galeno is trained in performing minimally invasive spine procedures to correct a spinal problem and lessen pain.

About John A. Galeno MD


About Us | John A. Galeno MD : NY, White Plains

John A. Galeno MD | John A. Galeno MD
Dr. John Galeno is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Westchester Medical Center, specializing in Spinal Surgery and General Orthopedics. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at New York Medical College.

He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and medical degree from the University of Bologna School of Medicine. His residency in Orthopedic Surgery was completed at New York Medical College.

After residency training, he did a fellowship in Spinal Surgery with Dr. John Kostuik at the University of Toronto. In the field of Spinal Surgery, Dr. Galeno performs complex surgical procedures for spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis; he also specializes in spinal trauma and degenerative problems involving the spine. He is trained in minimally invasive spinal techniques, as well as artificial disc replacement.

Dr. Galeno has presented a research paper at an International Scoliosis Research Society Meeting and has been a guest lecturer on topics involving the Spine and General Orthopedics.

“Although I perform many General Orthopedic procedures, including arthroscopic surgeries, total joint replacements, and minor hand and foot surgeries, my main area of expertise is the Spine,” says Dr. Galeno. “Most degenerative problems of the spine can be treated conservatively, with physical therapy, pain management, and rest. I spend a significant amount of time discussing treatment options with my patients, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each. Only after non-operative treatment is exhausted do we consider surgery to correct the problem. My patients are directly involved with the decision-making process. On the other hand, the treatment of spinal trauma and deformities involves more specific recommendations. In my mind, it is of the utmost importance for my patients to understand their problem and how we embark on a treatment plan for any orthopedic problem.”

John A. Galeno, M.D.
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite #204
White Plains, New York 10604
(914)288-0036

EDUCATION:
Fordham University, Bachelor of Science (Major in Biology)
University of Bologna, School of Medicine & Surgery,
Doctor of Medicine, Bologna, Italy
The Methodist Hospital (Affiliated with the State University of NY at Downstate Medical Center), Supervised Clinical Clerkship
Certification, Brooklyn, New York

RESIDENCY TRAINING:
New York Medical College (Westchester County Medical Center; Metropolitan Hospital), General Surgery 1979-1980
New York Medical College, (Westchester County Medical; Metropolitan Hospital; Lincoln Hospital)
Orthopaedic Surgery 1980-1984

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING:
University of Toronto, Canada (Toronto General Hospital),
Spinal Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery) 1984-1985

LICENSURE:
New York State License to practice Medicine and Surgery 1981
Federal Licensing Examination 1981
Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Canada, 1984

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987
Recertification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998, 2008

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
Instructor – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York, Chief of Pediatric, Orthopaedic Surgery & Spine Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:
Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, New York
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Phelps Memorial Hospital, North Tarrytown, New York
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, New York
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
Community General Hospital, Sullivan County, New York
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
St. Agnes Hospital
Chief of Adult Orthopaedic Surgery

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP:
National Honor Society
New York Surgical Society
American Medical Association
Orthopaedic Society of New York Medical College
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Westchester County Medical Society
New York Spine Club
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons