Dr. Gallay completed a BSc with Honors in Physiology and a Medical degree at McGill University. Thereafter, he trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto and completed a Fellowship in Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital.
He joined Lakeridge Health Ajax & Pickering Hospital in 1997, formerly Rouge Valley Health System, and served as both the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Chief of Surgery. He has been a longstanding Consultant Shoulder Surgeon at Sunnybrook hospital’s WSIB Specialty Program. Currently he is the corporate Strategy Lead and Associate Medical Director for the Department of Surgery and the Medical Director of the OWN-WSIB Specialty Program at Lakeridge Health.
Although Dr. Gallay’s clinical passion has always been Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, he is also equally passionate about improving the healthcare system through the development of novel models of care. He is a recognized provincial clinical champion for value-based health care having completed studies at HBS under Porter and Kaplan and as an active contributor to the IHI community. He is currently working on his Masters in Health Care Management at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Over the last decade, Dr. Gallay’s healthcare system learning has been enriched by having been the President of the Ontario Orthopaedic Association, a member of the 2008 Ontario Medical Association Negotiations Team and various subsequent trilateral working groups with the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). He has served on Health Quality Ontario’s Panel on Quality Based Procedures for Degenerative Conditions of the Shoulder, co-Chaired the recent Bundled Care Working Group for Shoulder Arthroplasty, and has been a member of key MOH committees dedicated to improving Musculoskeletal Access to Care for Ontarians. Lastly, in 2016, Dr. Gallay co-founded The Shoulder Centre Model of Care, a value-based and regional primary/specialty shared-care program, which received Ontario Ministry of Health demonstration project funding becoming one of the three priority MSK models of care in Ontario. Along with his partners at The Shoulder Centre, Dr. Gallay collects and uses Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Evidence Based Medicine to continuously develop and refine surgical techniques, and physiotherapy aftercare protocols based on outcomes data.