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Dr Gayle Galletta

Norwegian Society for Emergency Medicine

Chair, Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group

Dr Galletta attended medical school at Georgetown in Washington, DC and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Most of her two decades as an attending have been spent at the University of Massachusetts and its affiliate community hospitals where she holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.

From 2012-2014, Dr Galletta moved to Norway with her husband and three children. While there, she was recruited to help establish Norway’s first emergency department, and was one of the first 12 physicians to be certified by the European Board Exam in Emergency Medicine. She was instrumental in getting the specialty approved by the Minister of Health in 2017 and currently serves as the treasurer for the Norwegian Society of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Galletta is also Norway’s representative to the International Federation of Emergency Medicine, and ACEP’s international ambassador to Norway.

In her spare time, Dr Galletta competes in triathlons and is ranked All American. She has completed eleven iron distance triathlons (swim 3800 m, bike 180 km, run 42.2 km), and has twice earned a spot to compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. She holds the women’s swim course record in Haugesund, Norway.

Dr Galletta has delivered her work-life balance presentation, “Physician, Parent, Ironman: How to do it all,” at the 2017 European Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in Athens, Greece and the 2018 International Conference on Emergency Medicine in Mexico City. In June, 2019, she was elected vice-chair of IFEM’s Gender Issues SIG.