Eva Galka, M.D.View Contact & Scheduling
From 2000 through 2007, Dr. Galka completed her internship and residency in general surgery, as well as a two-year fellowship in surgical research, at Pennsylvania State University/Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Galka completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Chicago in Illinois. She is licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and Illinois and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Galka has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the John Waldhausen Fellowship Award for Research, the American Physiological Society Research Recognition Award for Outstanding Abstract Presentation, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Research Grant and the University of Chicago Breast Cancer SPORE Developmental Research Project Grant. She has authored a wide variety of publications and has given numerous presentations at national surgery meetings throughout the United States.
In addition to being a member of professional organizations including the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons and American Association of Cancer Research, Dr. Galka has developed clinical trials such as "A Pilot Study of Chemoprevention of Green Tea (Polyphenon E) in Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)."
Dr. Galka's clinical interests include the management of hepato-pancreatico-biliary (pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers) and gastrointestinal malignancies, melanoma and sarcoma. Her research interests include understanding the mechanisms of apoptosis (programmed cell death) and its relation to novel treatments for cancer.
Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Oncology (SMD)
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals. 2007 - 2010
Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center. 2001 - 2007
Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center. 2000 - 2001
Graduate, Rutgers-The State University Of New Jersey School Of Engineering. 1994 - 1995
Graduate, Rutgers-The State University Of New Jersey School Of Engineering. 1990 - 1994
MD | Dartmouth Medical School. 2000
John Waldhausen Fellowship Award for Research. 2004
American Physiological Society Research Recognition Award for Outstanding Abstract Presentation. 2004
Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Presentation Award. 2004
Lead Researcher: Eva Galka
Patients with a primary invasive melanoma are recommended to undergo excision of the primary lesion with a wide margin. There is evidence that less radical margins of excision may be just as safe. This is a randomised controlled trial of 1 cm versus ...
Burchard PR, Dave YA, Loria AP, Parikh NB, Pineda-Solis K, Ruffolo LI, Strawderman M, Schoeniger LO, Galka E, Tomiyama K, Orloff MS, Carpizo DR, Linehan DC, Hernandez-Alejandro R
HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.. 2022 January 25 Epub 01/25/2022.
Mercurio MG, Galka E, Soh JM
JAMA dermatology.. 2018 December 1154 (12):1487-1488. Epub 1900 01 01.
Linehan D, Galka E
JAMA surgery.. 2015 June 150 (6):584. Epub 1900 01 01.
Sepesi B, Moalem J, Galka E, Salzman P, Schoeniger LO
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.. 2012 February 16 (2):267-74. Epub 10/21/2011.
Molecular mechanisms of cholangiocarcinogenesis: are biliary intraepithelial neoplasia and intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct precursors to cholangiocarcinoma?
Galka, E., Bickenbach, K., Roggin, K.K.
Surgical Oncology Clinics of NA. 2009; 18(2): 215-224.
Translational strategies exploiting TNF-alpha that sensitize tumors to radiation therapy
Mauceri, H.J., Beckett, M.A., Liang, H., Sutton, H.G., Pitroda, S., Galka, E., Efimova, E., Darga, T., Khodarev, N.N., King, C.R., Posner, M.C., Hellman, S., Kufe, D.W., Weichselbaum, R.R.
Cancer Gene Therapeutics. 2009; 16(4): 373-381.
Tubulovillous adenoma with atypia found at gastrojejunal anastomosis 8 years after gastric bypass for morbid obesity
Rogers, A.M., Capen, J., Galka, E., Cooney, R.N.
Surgery of Obestiy Related Diseases. 2007; 3(5): 559-560.
Stat6 (null phenotype) human lymphocytes exhibit increased apoptosis
Galka, E., Thompson, J.L., Zhang, W.J., Portiz, L.S., Koltun, W.A.
Journal of Surgical Research. 2004; 122(1): 14-20.
Human B lymphoblast cell lines defective of Stat6 signaling produce high levels of proinflammatroy cytokines IL-12, TNF-a and IFN-y.
Zhang, W.J., Koltun, W.A., Thompson, J.L., Tilberg, A.F., Galka, E., Portiz, L.S., Chorney, M.J.
Internal Journal of Oncology. 2004; 24(2): 447-53.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation as a complication of intrauterine balloon tamponade for post-hysteroscopic acute uterine bleeding
Galka, E., Goldfarb, H.
Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. 2004; 7(4): 573-6.
Increased apoptosis in Stat6 deficient cell lines may be due to interactions between Stat6 and NF-kB
Glaka, E., Thompson, J.L., Portiz, L.S., Fitzpatrick, L., Zhang, W.J., Koltun, W.A.
Gastroenterology. 2004; 126(4): A-139.
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