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Associate Professor


UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

B.A., English, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
M.D., Brown University
Surgical Residency, Brown University
Surgical Residency, University of Maryland
Residency in General Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Summary Statement:

Dr. Gala was born and raised in upstate New York. After completing training in General Surgery, he practiced in rural North Carolina for a number of years. He subsequently completed a General Psychiatry Residency at UNC and joined the faculty in 2006. He is co-Director of the UNC Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Reading Research Group.

Gary Gala