Kristalyn Gallagher, DO

Associate Professor of Surgery; Section Chief of Breast Surgery; Surgical Director of the Breast Care Program
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Surgical Oncology, General Surgery, Cancer
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics
101 Manning Drive
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Cancer

Subspecialties

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Female

About Kristalyn Gallagher, DO

I am a breast surgical oncologist who specializes in the surgical management and treatment of breast cancer. I have specialized training in oncoplastic surgery including lumpectomy with tissue rearrangement, mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, skin-sparing mastectomy and axillary procedures. I am interested in preventing lymphedema (arm swelling) during cancer treatment with the axillary reverse mapping procedure. At UNC, you will receive a...
I am a breast surgical oncologist who specializes in the surgical management and treatment of breast cancer. I have specialized training in oncoplastic surgery including lumpectomy with tissue rearrangement, mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, skin-sparing mastectomy and axillary procedures. I am interested in preventing lymphedema (arm swelling) during cancer treatment with the axillary reverse mapping procedure. At UNC, you will receive a multi-disciplinary approach to breast cancer, and we strive to offer compassionate, personalized care.

Medical School

  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2004 - 2008

Fellowship

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2013 - 2014
  • Area: Breast Surgery/Oncoplastics

Internship

  • Oklahoma State University, 2008 - 2009

Bachelor of Science

  • Oklahoma State University, 2001 - 2004
  • Area: Physiology

Residency and Chief Residency

  • Oklahoma State University Medical Center, 2009 - 2013
  • Area: General Surgery
  • Honors: Administrative Chief Resident

Certifications

  • Surgery, Board Certified, 2015
Procedures: Breast cancer and breast surgical oncology including lumpectomy, oncoplastic breast surgery, skin-sparing mastectomy and nipple-sparing mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping, axillary lymph node dissection, axillary reverse mapping, locally advanced breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, breast sarcoma, phyllodes tumor, metaplastic breast cancer, angiosarcoma of the breast, high-risk patients, BRCA mutation carriers, other gene mutation carriers, breast cancer in young women, breast cancer during pregnancy, male breast cancer, chemoprevention, breast surgery, benign breast conditions Research: clinical trials for breast cancer, developing new innovative surgical techniques for breast cancer, personalizing breast cancer options
Breast cancer in young women, breast cancer during pregnancy, elderly breast cancer patients and targeted therapies for personalized care

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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