Christian R. Galvez Padillia, MD, FACS

Dr Christian R Glavez

General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery

"I am very excited to return to the Berkshires with my family."

Before joining Berkshire Medical Center in 2005, Dr. Galvez had served as Director of Cardiovascular Medicine, Outpatient Clinic, and as a cardiovascular surgeon at UNICAR, the Guatemalan Institute of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

He received his medical degree from Francisco Marroquin University Medical School in Guatemala City and completed his residency in general surgery at Berkshire Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.

A native of Guatemala, Dr. Galvez enjoys photography, swimming, and motorcycle mechanics. In addition, he has volunteered at a Guatemalan Firefighter Company as an EMT instructor. He is also a volunteer surgeon at Hermano Pedro Hospital, and Director of Cardiovascular Medicine Outpatient clinic, both in Guatemala. He is fluent in English, Spanish and German. He currently lives in Pittsfield with his wife Amy, and their three children.

Education

  • B.S. Medical Science, Francisco Marroquín University, Medical School, Guatemala City, Guatemala 1991-95
  • M.D., Francisco Marroquín University, Medical School, Guatemala City, Guatemala 1995-99

Post Graduate Training

  • Internship, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Aldo Castañeda Foundation, UNICAR, Guatemala City, Guatemala 1999-2000
  • Resident, General Surgery Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, 2000-05
  • Chief Resident, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA 2005-06
  • Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 2006-07
  • Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 2007-08

Board Certification

  • Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos- Guatemala, 1999- Present (Guatemalan Board of Medicine)
  • American Board of Surgery, 2006- Present
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