Dr. Galland

Dr. Leo Galland specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients of all ages with complex chronic disorders.

He views the relationship between doctor and patient as a partnership that empowers people to take control of their own health.

Dr. Galland’s practice is grounded in 3 principles:

  1. Search for the root causes of each person’s illness; don’t just suppress symptoms with drugs.
  2. Treat every patient and every illness as unique.
  3. Choose treatments that enhance rather than suppress normal function, whenever possible.

Dr. Galland is a pioneer in studying the impact of intestinal microbes (the gut microbiome) and intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) on health and disease.

He has received international recognition for developing innovative nutritional therapies to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, allergic, infectious and gastrointestinal disorders and has described his work in numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters.

A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Galland is board-certified in internal medicine. He is listed in Leading Physicians of the World and America’s Top Doctors. In 2017, Dr. Galland was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. He is a member of  the medical advisory board of The Global Lyme Alliance and the Long Covid Advisory Group of the World Health Network.

Dr. Galland has received the Linus Pauling Award from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) for developing basic principles of Functional Medicine. In 2021 he was invited by IFM to review his professional medical odyssey, his approach to patient care and his vision for the future in “30 Years of Functional Medicine, Looking Back and Looking Ahead.”