Samuel E. Galle, M.D.

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

Proliance Hand, Wrist & Elbow Physicians

12911 112th Ave NE, Suite H220, Kirkland WA, 98034

(925)330-7510

samuel.galle@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2003-2007 BA in Biology with High Honors; Technology Management Certificate: College of Engineering, University
of California, Santa Barbara

2007-2011 Medical Degree, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

2011-2012 Internship, University of California, Irvine Health

2012-2016 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of California, Irvine Health

2016-2017 General orthopaedic surgeon
Regional West Medical Center
Scottsbluff, NE

2017-2018 Hand and Microvascular Fellowship
New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

2018-2020 Orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon
The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permenente
Sacramento, CA

2020- present Orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon
Proliance Hand, Wrist and Elbow Physicians
Kirkland, WA

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2004 UC Santa Barbara, Excellence in General Chemistry-Honors Award

2005 UC Santa Barbara, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
$1000 total costs

2005 UC Santa Barbara, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
Grant $1000 total costs

2005 – 2007 Ernest F Hollings Scholarship,
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Pacific
Northwest Fishery Stock Assessment $23,000 total costs

2005 Ventura County Medical Center Summer Scholarship

2007 UC Santa Barbara, New Venture Competition,
Best Pitch and Best Business Plan: MedAlive $4000 total prizes

2007 UC Santa Barbara, Phi Beta Kappa

2008 UC Irvine, Basic Science Honors

2011 UC Irvine, Gold Humanism Award Nominee

2015 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Scholarship

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:
Husein OF, Sepehr A, Garg R, Sina-Khadiv M, Gattu S, Waltzman J, Wu EC, Shieh M,
Heitmann GM, Galle SE. Anthropometric and aesthetic analysis of the
Indian American woman’s face. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010
Nov;63(11):1825-31.

Nguyen ML, Quigley RJ, Galle SE, McGarry MH, Jun BJ, Gupta R, Burkhart SS, Lee
TQ. Margin convergence anchorage to bone for reconstruction of the
anterior attachment of the rotator cable. Arthroscopy. 2012 Sep;28(9):
1237-45.

Hoskins RA, Carlson JW, Wan KH, Park S, Mendez I, Galle SE, Booth BW, Pfeiffer BD,
George RA, Svirskas R, Krzywinski M, Schein J, Accardo MC, Damia E,
Messina G, Méndez-Lago M, de Pablos B, Demakova OV, Andreyeva
EN, Boldyreva LV, Marra M, Carvalho AB, Dimitri P, Villasante A,
Zhimulev IF, Rubin GM, Karpen GH, Celniker SE. The Release 6 reference
sequence of the Drosophila melanogaster genome. Genome Res.
2015 5:445-58.

Galle, SE; Beck, JD; Burchette, RJ; Harness, NG: Outcomes of Elbow Arthroscopic
Osteocapsular Arthroplasty. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Feb;41(2):184-91.

Galle, SE; Harness, NG; Hacquebord, JH; Burchette, RJ; Peterson, B. Complications
of radial column plating of the distal radius. Hand (N Y). 2019 Sep;14(5):
614-619.
Backer, HC; Galle, SE; Maniglio, M; Rosewasser, MP. Biomechanics of posterior
shoulder instability – current knowledge and literature review. World J
Orthop. 2018 Nov 18;9(11):245-254.

Noback, PC; Trofa, DP; Dziesinski, LK; Trupia, EP; Galle, SE; Rosenwasser MP.
Kienbock Disease: Quality, Accuracy, and Readability of Online
Information. Hand. 2018 Dec; 1558944718813631. doi:
10.1177/1558944718813631. [Epub ahead of print].

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Galle S.E., Zamorano D.P. Tibial nonunions: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment. In
Agarwal A. ed., Nonunions: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management.
Springer Science 2018.
Galle S.E., Trofa DP, Ahmad CS, Rosenwasser MP. Neurovascular Compression
Injuries in Baseball Players. In Ahmad C. ed. Baseball Sports Medicine
Wolters Kluwer 2018.
Rosenwasser MP, Galle SE: Management of Elbow Stiffness. Fractures of the Elbow:
A Clinical Casebook. 2019.

POSTERS/ABSTRACTS:
Otarodifard, K; Galle SE; Palmer G; Lee, K; Gupta, R; Lee, TQ. Rabbit Subscapularis
Tendon Excursion During Glenohumeral Extension Through a Bony
Tendinous Tunnel. Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting
February 22 – 25, 2009, – Las Vegas, NV.

Mihata, T; Jun, BJ; Chen, YJ; McGarry, MH; Galle, SE; Kinoshita, M; Lee TQ. Effect of
Internal Rotator Muscles on Shoulder Internal Impingement: A
Cadaveric Study. Orthopaedic Research Society,56thAnnual Meeting,
March 6 – 9, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

Galle, SE; Harness, N; Burchette, R; Beck, J. Outcomes of Elbow Arthroscopic
Osteocapsular Arthroplasty: Preliminary Results. Kaiser Permanente
Winter Conference, Mammoth Lakes, CA, February 27, 2014.

Galle, SE; Harness, N; Burchette, R; Beck, J. Outcomes of Elbow Arthroscopic
Osteocapsular Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Review of 48 Patients.
American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, January
13-16, 2015, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Galle, SE; Quigley, R; Rafijah, G; Lee TQ. Single versus Double Herbert Screw Fixation
in a Scaphoid Waist Fractures. 6th Combined Meeting of the American
Society for Surgery of the Hand & Japanese Society for Surgery of the
Hand, Mar 29 to Apr 1, 2015. Maui, HI.

Galle, SE; Peterson, BM; Harness NG. The Rate Of Hardware Related Complications
With Radial Column Plates For Distal Radius Fractures American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 1-5, 2016.
Orlando FL: Poster#236.

Noback, PC; Trofa, DP; Dziesinski, LK; Trupia, EP; Galle, SE; Rosenwasser MP.
Kienbock Disease: Quality, Accuracy, and Readability of Online
Information. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting
Sept 13-15, 2018. Boston MA: Poster#1299.
Backer H; Freibott C; Galle, SE; Rosenwasser MP. Epidemiology of Amyloidosis and
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Is flexortenosynovectomy an appropriate
screening tool for early diagnosis of Amyloidosis? German Congress of
Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2019. Abstract
Number: DKOU19-1261.

Backer H; Freibott C; Shoap, S; Galle, SE; Strauch, R; Rosenwasser MP. Epidemiology
of Amyloidosis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Is flexortenosynovectomy
an appropriate screening tool for early diagnosis of Amyloidosis?
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Sept 5-7,
2019. Las Vegas: Poster#1031.

Freibott C; Galle, SE; Shoap, S; Rosenwasser MP. Reduction and Association of the
Scapholunate (RASL) Procedure as a Rescue Operation for Failed
Primary Scapholunate Instability Surgery: 11 Year Follow-Up.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Sept 5-7,
2019. Las Vegas: Poster#1110.

Freibott C; Backer H; Galle, SE; Shoap, S; Rosenwasser MP. Thumb Disability
Examination (TDX) Predictive Value for Injection in Basal Joint Arthritis
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Sept 5-7,
2019. Las Vegas: Poster#1109.

PRESENTATIONS/VIDEO:
Galle, SE; Harness, N; Hacquebord, J; Peterson, B. A Retrospective Review of Radial
Column Plating: Preliminary Results. Kaiser Permanente Winter
Conference, Mammoth Lakes, CA, February 28, 2015.

Galle, SE; Harness, N; Hadley, S. Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability and
Reconstruction. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 70th Annual
Meeting Hand-e Video Theater, September 10-12,2015 Seattle WA.

Galle, SE; Harness, N. Elbow Arthroscopic Osteocapsular Arthroplasty. American
Society for Surgery of the Hand 70th Annual Meeting Hand-e Video
Theater, September 10-12,2015. Seattle, WA.

Galle, SE; Sonoda, L; Clune J, Jones, NF. Snow-Fink Opposition Tendon Transfer for
Congenital Thumb Hypoplasia using Flexor Digitorum Sublimis Tendon
from the Ring Finger. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 71st
Annual Meeting Hand-e Video Theater, September 28th, 2017, Austin,
TX.

Sonoda L; Galle, SE; Jones, NF. Extended Sympathectomy of the Radial, Ulnar and
Common Digital Arteries for Raynaud’s Phenomenon. American
Society for Surgery of the Hand 71st Annual Meeting Hand-e Video
Theater, September 28th, 2017, Austin, TX.

Backer, HC; Freibott CE; Galle SE; Wu, CH; Ateshian, GA; Jones, B; Rosenwasser, MP.
CARTIBEND© Technique – A True Joint Replacement for Basal Joint
Arthritis. International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop, Nov 9th Stanford
University, Palo Alto, CA.

Galle, SE; Backer, HC; Freibott, CE; Rosewasser, MP. Can patient rated outcome
scores predict success of corticosteroid injections
in the setting of basal joint arthritis? International Thumb Osteoarthritis
Workshop, Nov 9th Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:
2012 Medical License, State of California
2020 Medical License, State of Washington
2012 DEA Certification
2014 CA Fluoroscopy Supervisor Certification