Faculty Profile

Dr. Benjamin T. Galen, M.D.

Benjamin T. Galen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Areas of Research: Quality Improvement for vascular access; ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement. I also have a translational research project to study immune responses to Herpes Simplex Virus infection in the central nervous system

Professional Interests

Dr. Galen graduated from Brown University with honors in the biological sciences and earned an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.  He trained in internal medicine at Yale University where he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was the class speaker at residency graduation.  He joined Montefiore and Einstein in 2013 as an inpatient teaching attending.  

Dr. Galen is currently the Director of Ultrasound and Procedure training as well as Assistant Director of Firm 3 and Associate Program Director in The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program.  In 2015 Dr. Galen received the Sharon R. Silbiger Faculty Teaching Award from the Einstein residents.  He has led over 100 resident teaching conferences in his short time at Einstein and worked to formalize curricula for bedside procedures such as lumbar puncture (LP).  Dr. Galen is passionate about medical case reports and he has mentored residents and former residents in the process of publishing cases in a variety of venues.  He has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals as well as an intern survival guide.

Selected Publications

Selected

Original Research: 

  1. Galen BT and Southern WN. Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheters to Reduce Central Venous Catheter Use on the Inpatient Medical Ward. Quality Management in Healthcare. 2018 Jan/Mar;27(1):30-32
  2. Kalinowski A, Galen BT, Ueki IF, Sun Y, Mulenos A, Osafo-Addo A, Clark B, Joerns J, Liu W, Nadel JA, Dela Cruz CS, Koff JL. Respiratory syncytial virus activates epidermal growth factor receptor to suppress interferon regulatory factor 1-dependent interferon-lambda and antiviral defense in airway epithelium. Mucosal Immunol. 2018 Feb 7 in press 

Case Reports: 

  1. Galen BT, Banach DB, Gitman MR, and Trow TK. Meningoencephalitis due to Gemella hemolysans. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2014; (63): 138-139.
  2. Galen BT. Approaching End-of-life with Aplomb and Plombage. The Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017 Feb;32(2):227 
  3. Advani R and Galen BT. Giant left atrium encountered during right-sided thoracentesis. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2017 Nov 11;23:21-22
  4. Gluck L, Robbins M, and Galen BT. Mollaret Cells in Recurrent Benign Lymphocytic Meningitis. The Neurohospitalist. 2017 In Press 

Review Articles:

  1. Galen BT, Sankey C. Sepsis: an update in management. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2015 Nov;10(11):746-52
  2. Rosenberg J, Galen BT. Recurrent Meningitis. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2017 Jul;21(7):33. 

Letters to the Editor and Editorials: 

  1. Galen BT. Underpad weight to estimate urine output in adult patients with urinary incontinence. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. 2015 Mar; 12(2): 189-190.
  2. Galen BT. Refractory hypoglycemia at the end of life treated with continuous dextrose infusion through ambulatory infusion pump. J Palliat Med. 2016. Aug;19(8):802 
  3. Galen BT and Conigliaro RL. The Montefiore 10: A Pilot Curriculum in Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internal Medicine Residency Training. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2018 February; 10(1): 110-111 

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