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Thomas Gal, MD, MPH, FACS


(859) 257-5405
740 S Limestone


  • Professor
  • Division of Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

College Unit(s)

Biography and Education


Thomas J. Gal is Professor of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky.  He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He completed his fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he also obtained a Master's in Public Health (MPH) in Cancer Epidemiology. Dr. Gal obtained additional training in Transoral Robotic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  His serves on the Endocrine Cancer Team, Head and Neck Cancer Team, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery as well as several committees with the University of Kentucky. 


Undergraduate Education
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
Combined B.S./M.D. Program, 1987-1991

Graduate Education
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 
Doctor of Medicine, 1993

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
Master of Public Health, 2003

Post-Graduate Training
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 
General Surgery Internship, 1993-1994
Otolaryngology Residency, 1995-1999

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Training, 2010-2011

Fellowship Training
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
Head & Neck Cancer Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction, 2001-2003

Alabama, 1994
Florida, 1998
Washington, 2001
New Mexico, 2006
Kentucky, 2006
Texas, 2007

Hospital Privileges
University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center
University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center