Valley View is thrilled to welcome its new pediatrician, Dan Galka, MD to its own Pediatric Partners. Dr. Galka was born and raised in upstate New York. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) and its acclaimed Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook. Dr. Galka completed his pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
After eight years’ active duty in the Navy as a lieutenant commander, he comes to Valley View’s Pediatric Partners most recently from North Carolina.
What drew him to pediatrics? “I put the kids first,” says Dr. Dan. “I focus on them and develop a connection. I especially like the preventative care aspect of pediatrics.”
What are things about him that most people don’t know? “I’m a twin and a Star Wars nerd,” he says. “And I wear my emotions on my sleeve.”
When Dr. Dan isn’t working, you’ll likely find him spending time with family, cycling, perhaps training for a triathlon, or fly fishing — a new passion. One thing is for sure: Dr. Galka is settling in.
“I’m really looking forward to getting to know the people in this small community. It’s a unique place to be,” he says. “I like getting to know my patients and families. It’s fun to run into people on the street or at the store whom I know professionally, personally, or both.”
Dr. Galka is accepting new patients at Pediatric Partners locations in Glenwood Springs, Willits and Silt. Call 970.947.9999 to learn more.