Gregory S. Gallick is a distinguished physician based in Union, New Jersey. Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Gallick is a leading orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He has over thirty years of experience, and his excellent care in a broad range of procedures, including knee and shoulder arthroscopy, has earned him numerous awards and recognitions, such as being listed among Castle Connolly's Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area and Inside Jersey Magazine’s Top Doctors.
Dr. Gallick’s decision to become a physician was a natural one. He had always excelled in science and math and was a varsity athlete in multiple sports, so when the time came to decide upon a career, he realized that medicine was the perfect avenue. As he tells it, he opted for sports medicine orthopedics because it allowed him to heal people quickly and long term:
With a passion for science, sports and living a full, active life, I was drawn to Orthopedics and Sports Medicine because of the positive effect I could have on people’s lives quickly and for the long term. I could treat injuries, with and without surgery and in a short period of time, and help people get back to the lives and activities they love.”
Dr. Gallick earned his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School in 1980. He went on to complete an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey, followed by a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the highly acclaimed Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Today, Dr. Gallick is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ and does most of his same-day surgical procedures at the Center for Ambulatory Surgery in Mountainside, NJ.
Specializing in Sports Medicine, Dr. Gallick focuses his practice on treating musculoskeletal injuries related to athletic activity, including torn rotator cuffs, shoulder instability, and ACL or other knee ligament injuries, among other conditions. He is perhaps most renowned for his work in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses an endoscope that is inserted into a joint through a small incision. Always at the forefront of the latest arthroscopic techniques, Dr. Gallick has been researching new methods since the start of his career. In 1987, he co-authored an article on electro-surgery in operative arthroscopy.
As a leader in his specialty, Dr. Gallick keeps his eye on prevailing trends within orthopedic surgery. In particular, he notes that his area of medicine has changed a great deal since his early days with respect to the structure of the hospitals and practices:
A lot of other orthopedic surgeons who I know have joined big hospital groups and now have to go by the rules of the organization. Many require doctors to see a certain amount of patients a day, refer to designated doctors and facilities, and use prescribed treatment practices. I believe these changes can cause the quality of care to be less than optimal. In the past, more physicians would be in practice for themselves or in smaller practices, and that’s what I am still doing today. I would rather be a better independent doctor, making the best decisions for my patients, even if it means making less money. As when I first started, my office is driven by a ‘patients-first’ approach.”
After over three decades dedicated to medicine, Dr. Gallick shows no signs of slowing down. Looking to the future, he plans to continue providing the excellent care his patients have come to know. Dr. Gallick loves what he does and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Education, Training & Certification
University of Michigan (B.S., 1972-1976)
Professional Memberships & Associations
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS) • New Jersey New York Orthopedic Society
Awards & Honors
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area – Castle Connolly (2002-2014) • Top Doctors – Inside Jersey Magazine (2010- 2014) • Top Doctors – NJ.com (2009)