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Eva Galka, M.D.

Eva Galka, M.D.

General Surgery , Surgical Oncology , Surgery , Cancer

4.9 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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90 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

Surgery Center at Sawgrass

180 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620

Surgical Oncology

90 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

Surgical Oncology

160 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Certified Specialties

Preventive Medicine - American Board of Preventive Medicine

Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery

Faculty Appointments

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


Clinical Trials

Melanoma Margins Trial-II - A Phase III, Multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating 1cm v 2cm Wide Surgical Excision Margins for AJCC Stage II Primary Cutaneous Melanoma (02.18 MelMarT-II)

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 ...


Journal Articles

Early postoperative ERAS compliance predicts decreased length of stay and complications following liver resection.

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.

Herpetic Whitlow-A Case of Inadvertent Inoculation With Melanoma Viral Therapy.

Mercurio MG, Galka E, Soh JM

JAMA dermatology.. 2018 December 1154 (12):1487-1488. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lingering Questions on Choledochal Cysts.

Linehan D, Galka E

JAMA surgery.. 2015 June 150 (6):584. Epub 1900 01 01.

The influence of staple size on fistula formation following distal pancreatectomy.

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.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Galka as my doctor. She is caring, smart & thorough. She & Dr. Deepak have helped me so much.

Mar 31, 2024

5.0 stars

[...]. I like Dr. Galka and would recognize her.

Mar 22, 2024

5.0 stars

DR. Galka is the best. She is caring and doesn't rush though the appt.

Mar 16, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Galka & her staff are amazing. [...]. As bad as that was I had a very good experience very caring.

Dec 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Galka is the most caring,professional and intelligent Dr. I have ever encountered. I had surgery with another Dr. The day after my appointment and she appeared at Pre-op to give me encouragement and to talk to the Dr. Who performed the procedure.

Dec 01, 2023

Professional and kind.

Nov 08, 2023

4.6 stars

Very much liked the doctor.

Oct 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Galka was fantastic.

Aug 01, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Galka is so good at communication and explaining all the complex details of the cancer I have and treatment plans, always making sure I understand my options and does so with the utmost respect and caring!

Jul 26, 2023

5.0 stars

Very good communication.

Jul 18, 2023


Dr. Galka is a fantastic doctor! I am sure I "saw" a halo and angel wings under her lab coat! My favorite doctor!

Jun 19, 2023


It's been just a joy dealing with Dr. Galka and staff (all total professionals). Always. Every time.

Feb 14, 2023


Dr. Eva Galka is an asset to URMC! She is top notch & is why I am alive!

Feb 02, 2023


I wish there were more doctors like Galka.

Dec 30, 2022


I was so impressed with knowledge, forthcoming info, listening, compassion.

Dec 20, 2022


Provider was very helpful explaining my surgery and what could happen during surgery and informed me very well

Dec 18, 2022


Best ever.

Dec 13, 2022

Excellent doctor patient discussion

Sep 09, 2022


When I left Dr. Galkas office I felt like I wanted to send her a Thank you card. She is so in tune to her patients. She is great !!

Aug 25, 2022


Great person..

Jun 19, 2022


I appreciated that Dr. Galka said that in times past surgery may have been recommended, but that now it has been determined to be more conservative, watch & wait.

Apr 29, 2022