Thomas J. Gal, MD, MPH, FACS

Clinical interests

  • Advanced Image Guided Sinus Surgery
  • Coblation Resection of Head and Neck Tumors
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Resection
  • Endoscopic Removal of Anterior Cranial Fossa Tumors
  • Endoscopic Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage
  • Endoscopic Resection of Inverted Papilloma and Other Paranasal Sinus Tumors
  • Endoscopic Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Endoscopic Transoral Tumor Resection
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Management of Osteoradionecrosis
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery
  • Reconstruction of Complex Maxillofacial Defects
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Thomas J. Gal, MD, MPH, FACS


My name is Thomas J. Gal; I received my medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. I completed a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. I completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the the University of Washington in Seattle, where I also obtained a Master's in Public Health (MPH) in Cancer Epidemiology. I obtained additional training in Transoral Robotic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

I am board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Faculty rank

Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Certifications or Special training
American Board Otolaryngology
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Head & Neck Cancer

Multidisciplinary Clinic

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

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Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)

Kentucky Clinic
Third Floor, Wing C, Room B317
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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  1. Radabaugh JP, Zhang P, Wang D, Lin PL, Shelton J, Liau JY, Cunningham LL, Gal TJ. Barriers to Repair in Maxillofacial Trauma. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 May 1;18(3):177-82.
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  2. Huang C, Radabaugh JP, Aouad RK, Lin Y, Gal TJ, Patel AB, Valentino J, Shang Y, Yu G. Noncontact diffuse optical assessment of blood flow changes in head and neck free tissue transfer flaps. J Biomed Opt. 2015 Jul;20(7):075008.
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  3. Silver N, Gal TJ. Endoscopic CO2 laser management of chemoradiation-related cricopharyngeal stenosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Apr;123(4):252-6.
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  4. Bush ML, Bianchi K, Lester C, Shinn JB, Gal TJ, Fardo DW, Schoenberg N. Delays in diagnosis of congenital hearing loss in rural children. J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;164(2):393-7.
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  5. Gal TJ, Streeter M, Burris J, Kudrimoti M, Ain KB, Valentino J. Quality of life impact of external beam radiotherapy for advanced thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid. 2013 Jan; 23(1):64-9. PMID: 22971127.
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  6. Warren GW, Arnold SM, Valentino JP, Gal TJ, Hyland AJ, Singh AK, Rangnekar VM, Cummings KM, Marshall JR, Kudrimoti MR. Accuracy of self-reported tobacco assessments in a head and neck cancer treatment population. Radiother Oncol. 2012 Apr; 103(1):45-8. PMID: 22119370.
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  7. Gal TJ, Silver N, Huang B. Demographics and treatment trends in sinonasal mucosal melanoma. Laryngoscope. 2011 Sep; 121(9):2026-33. PMID: 22024859.
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  8. Aldridge E, Cunningham LL, Gal TJ, Yepes JF, Abadi BJ. Intraosseous venous malformation of the mandible: a review on interdisciplinary differences in diagnostic nomenclature for vascular anomalies in bone and report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Feb; 70(2):331-9. PMID: 21798650.
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  9. Comer BT, Young AB, Gal TJ. Impact of endoscopic surgical techniques on efficiency in pituitary surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Nov; 145(5):732-6. PMID: 21785043.
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  10. Helton WB, Unnikrishnan R, Gal T. Cervical esophageal perforation and cricopharyngeal dysfunction. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Mar; 90(3):E8-E10. PMID: 21412733.
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  11. Comer BT, Lewis TL, Gal TJ. Delayed pneumocephalus occurring years after pituitary surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jan; 144(1):129-30. PMID: 21493404.
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  12. Comer BT, Gal TJ. Recognition and management of the spectrum of acute laryngeal trauma. J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 43(5):e289-93. PMID: 20591599.
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  13. Gal TJ, Shinn J, Huang B. Current epidemiology and management trends in acoustic neuroma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 May; 142(5):677-81. PMID: 20416455.
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  14. Fikhman G, Berger JR, Gal TJ. Wernicke's encephalopathy in the course of chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 May-Jun; 32(3):250-2. PMID: 20434810.
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  15. Gal TJ, Jones KA, Valentino J. Reconstruction of the through-and-through oral cavity defect with the fibula free flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr; 140(4):519-25. PMID: 19328340.
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  16. Huang B, Valentino J, Wyatt SW, Gal TJ. Incidence of oral cavity and pharynx cancer in Kentucky. J Ky Med Assoc. 2008 Aug; 106(8):355-60. PMID: 18783038.
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  17. Pfannenstiel TJ, Gal TJ, Hayes DK, Myers KV. Vocal fold immobility following burn intensive care. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jul; 137(1):152-6. PMID: 17599583.
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  18. Horne SK, Gal TJ, Brennan JA. Prevalence and patterns of intraoperative nerve monitoring for thyroidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jun; 136(6):952-6. PMID: 17547986.
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  19. Gal TJ, Jones LM. Reconstruction of recalcitrant stenosis of the laryngectomy stoma using the radial forearm free flap. Am J Otolaryngol. 2007 Jan-Feb; 28(1):52-4. PMID: 17162134.
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  20. Guillermo LQ, Gal TJ, Mair EA. Does obstructive sleep apnea affect aerobic fitness? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Oct; 115(10):715-20. PMID: 17076091.
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  21. Gal TJ, Huang WY, Chen C, Hayes RB, Schwartz SM. DNA repair gene polymorphisms and risk of second primary neoplasms and mortality in oral cancer patients. Laryngoscope. 2005 Dec; 115(12):2221-31. PMID: 16369171.
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  22. Henry LR, Gal TJ, Mair EA. Does increased electrocautery during adenoidectomy lead to neck pain? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Oct; 133(4):556-61. PMID: 16213929.
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  23. Lowry TR, Gal TJ, Brennan JA. Patterns of use of facial nerve monitoring during parotid gland surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Sep; 133(3):313-8. PMID: 16143172.
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  24. Futran ND, Gal TJ, Farwell DG. Radial forearm free flap. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2003 Nov; 15(4):577-91, vi-vii. PMID: 18088706.
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  25. Gal TJ, Yueh B, Futran ND. Influence of prior hyperbaric oxygen therapy in complications following microvascular reconstruction for advanced osteoradionecrosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Jan; 129(1):72-6. PMID: 12525198.
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  26. Gal TJ, Futran ND. Outcomes research in head and neck reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2002 May; 18(2):113-7. PMID: 12063658.
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  27. Gal RL, Gal TJ, Klotch DW, Cantor AB. Risk factors associated with hypothyroidism after laryngectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Sep; 123(3):211-7. PMID: 10964293.
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  28. Klotch DW, Muro-Cacho C, Gal TJ. Factors affecting survival for floor-of-mouth carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Apr; 122(4):495-8. PMID: 10740167.
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  29. Klotch DW, Gal TJ, Gal RL. Assessment of plate use for mandibular reconstruction: has changing technology made a difference? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Oct; 121(4):388-92. PMID: 10504593.
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  30. Gal TJ, Futran ND, Bartels LJ, Klotch DW. Auricular carcinoma with temporal bone invasion: outcome analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Jul; 121(1):62-5. PMID: 10388880.
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  31. Gal TJ, Bartels LJ. Use of bone wax in the prevention of cerebrospinal fluid fistula in acoustic neuroma surgery. Laryngoscope. 1999 Jan; 109(1):167-9. PMID: 9917061.
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  32. Gal TJ, Kerschner JE, Futran ND, Bartels LJ, Farrior JB, Ridley MB, Klotch DW, Endicott JN. Reconstruction after temporal bone resection. Laryngoscope. 1998 Apr; 108(4 Pt 1):476-81. PMID: 9546255.
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  33. Gal TJ, Kerschner JE. Pulmonary metastasis to the nasal tip. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Jul; 117(1):139. PMID: 9230343.
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  34. Gal TJ, Ridley MB, Arrington JA, Muro-Cacho C. Renal cell carcinoma presenting as a masseteric space mass. Am J Otolaryngol. 1997 Jul-Aug; 18(4):280-2. PMID: 9242882.
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