Dr Galvin is Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Wellington Regional Hospital. After graduating from the University of Otago in 2002 he undertook advanced training in cardiothoracic surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His post-fellowship training in Melbourne focused on surgery of the thoracic aorta, valve repair surgery, the use of arterial conduits in coronary surgery and both general and minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques. He has a keen interest in thoracic oncology including primary lung cancers and the management of other cancers that have metastasised to the chest.
Dr Galvin is actively involved in clinical research and currently holds editorial positions with two international cardiothoracic surgical journals and is a reviewer for 12 international peer reviewed journals. He currently has 40 peer reviewed journal publications and 130 other scientific contributions including abstracts, posters and oral presentations at scientific meetings. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, a surgeon investigator for the New Zealand based Improving Outcomes after Cardiothoracic Surgery Network and is the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Supervisor of Training for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wellington Hospital.
His other professional associations include:
- New Zealand Medical Council – General and Vocational Registration (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
- Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency – General and Specialist Registration (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
- Academy of Surgical Educators, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
- European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Expert Advisory Group for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme, Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand
- New Zealand National Cardiac Surgical Clinical Network