Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

Dr. Joseph Galati

Joseph Galati , M.D. is the Medical Director at the Methodist Transplant Center.

Joseph Galati, M.D.

Medical Director, Methodist Transplant Center

Clinical Expertise

Research Interest

  • Gastrointestinal complications of liver disease and cirrhosis


  • Undergraduate degree at Syracuse University
  • St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Residency - State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn
  • Fellowship training in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Transplant Medicine - University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Galati's Biography

Dr. Joseph S. Galati is a native of Long Island, New York. After completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Galati relocated to Houston, Texas where he joined Drs. Monsour, Wood and Ozaki (who were also at University of Nebraska) at University of Texas Medical School-Houston. In 1996, he became Medical Director of Transplant Hepatology at University of Texas Medical School. In the spring of 1999, Dr. Galati left his full-time position at University of Texas Medical School to form a private practice with most of his University colleagues.

In 2007, Dr. Galati was appointed the Medical Director for the Center of Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital is one of the country's top facilities, ranked by US News and World Report as one of America’s Top Hospital year after year.

Dr. Galati is President of the Texas International Endoscopy Center, a state of the art endoscopy facility where gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are performed by Texas Medical Center physicians.

Dr. Galati is practice, is devoted to the care of patients with both acute and chronic liver disease, as well as individuals with disorders of the digestive tract. The majority of his referrals are for patients with chronic type C hepatitis — most of which have previously failed some form of therapy or have now developed complications. He is conducting research in several areas of liver disease, including the effect of liver disease on the function of the stomach and intestines as well as viral hepatitis in collaboration with other colleagues nationally and internationally.

Dr. Galati has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, having lectured in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. He is also a founding board member of the Texas Liver Coalition, a non-profit organization whose mission it is to provide education and support to those with all types of liver disease.

For the past four years, Dr. Galati has been working with Clear Channel Radio, creating consumer oriented radio programming, covering topics of health and wellness. The Radio Medical Minute is aired every Monday morning on NewsRadio 740 am KTRH in Houston, one of the countries premier 50,000 watt radio stations. In addition, Dr. Galati produces and hosts Your Health First, a weekly one-hour radio program heard on Clear Channel’s 950 am KPRC every Sunday at 12 noon. Every week, Dr. Galati reviews current health issues in the news, and has experts from around the country joining him to discuss, in simple to understand language, the recent breakthroughs in research and preventive medicine. The web site for the program, www.yourhealthfirst.com, contains past audio files and health related information from past programs.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Galati is an avid photographer, currently completing his latest project, “Great Hands of Texas”, a collection of hand photographs of some of Texas’s greatest living legends. Many of these photographs are proudly displayed in the office. Dr. Galati is active in the City of Houston and Fort Bend County communities, volunteering time to several worthwhile organizations, including St. Laurence Catholic Church and School, First Colony Little League, and First Colony Dream League.