Faculty Profile

Dr. Benjamin T. Galen, M.D.

Benjamin T. Galen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Areas of Research: Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Quality Improvement and Medical Education. I also study recurrent meningitis due to Herpes Simplex Virus.

Professional Interests

Dr. Galen graduated from Brown University with honors in the biological sciences and earned an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.  He trained in internal medicine at Yale University where he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was the class speaker at residency graduation.  He joined Montefiore and Einstein in 2013 as an inpatient teaching attending.  

Dr. Galen is currently the Director of Ultrasound and Procedure training as well as Assistant Director of Firm 3 and Associate Program Director in The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program.  In 2015 Dr. Galen received the Sharon R. Silbiger Faculty Teaching Award from the Einstein residents.  He has led hundreds of resident teaching conferences and has worked to formalize curricula for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and bedside procedures, such as lumbar puncture (LP).  Dr. Galen has taught in the EPHEM, Microbiology, and PDC classes at Einstein.  He is fortunate to have the opportunity to do translational research on recurrent meningitis, collaborting with members of Betsy Herold's laboratory. Dr. Galen is passionate about medical case reports and he has mentored residents and former residents in the process of publishing cases in a variety of venues.  He has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals as well as an intern survival guide.

Selected Publications


Original Research: 

  1. Galen BT and Southern WN. Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheters to Reduce Central Venous Catheter Use on the Inpatient Medical Ward. Quality Management in Healthcare. 2018 Jan/Mar;27(1):30-32
  2. Kalinowski A, Galen BT, Ueki IF, Sun Y, Mulenos A, Osafo-Addo A, Clark B, Joerns J, Liu W, Nadel JA, Dela Cruz CS, Koff JL. Respiratory syncytial virus activates epidermal growth factor receptor to suppress interferon regulatory factor 1-dependent interferon-lambda and antiviral defense in airway epithelium. Mucosal Immunol. 2018 May;11(3):958-967
  3. Galen B, Conigliaro R. A Curriculum for Lumbar Puncture Training in Internal Medicine Residency.  MedEdPublish, 2019. 8, [1], 33, https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2019.000033.1

Case Reports: 

  1. Advani R and Galen BT. Giant left atrium encountered during right-sided thoracentesis. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2017 Nov 11;23:21-22
  2. Gluck L, Robbins M, and Galen BT. Mollaret Cells in Recurrent Benign Lymphocytic Meningitis. The Neurohospitalist. 2017. 2018 Jan 
  3. Mittal J, Szymczak W, Pirofski L, and Galen BT. Fungemia due to Aureobasidium pullulansin a Patient with Advanced AIDS: A Case Report and Review of the Medical Literature. JMM Case Reports.  2018 Mar 14;5(4):e005144
  4. Nayi V, Wang Y, Galen B. When Appearance Is Everything: Chylous Ascites.  Am J Med. 2018  
  5. Quach C, Galen BT. HLA-B*5801 Testing to Prevent Allopurinol Hypersensitivity Syndrome: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Sep 1; 178(9):1260-1261

Review Articles:

  1. Galen BT, Sankey C. Sepsis: an update in management. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2015 Nov;10(11):746-52
  2. Rosenberg J, Galen BT. Recurrent Meningitis. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2017 Jul;21(7):33. 


  1. Galen BT. Refractory hypoglycemia at the end of life treated with continuous dextrose infusion through ambulatory infusion pump. J Palliat Med. 2016. Aug;19(8):802 
  2. Galen BT and Conigliaro RL. The Montefiore 10: A Pilot Curriculum in Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internal Medicine Residency Training. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2018 February; 10(1): 110-111 

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