The 22q11.2 Society

Promoting research, diagnosis, prognosis, and management of 22q11.2DS & related disorders

Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher
Emily Gallagher
Dr. Emily Gallagher is a pediatrician with specialized training in Craniofacial Medicine. She obtained her Masters in Public Health at University of California, Berkeley, and her Medical Degree at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in 2007. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Craniofacial Medicine, both at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gallagher has been managing the care of children with craniofacial conditions and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome since 2010. In this role, she cares for children from birth through adolescence in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. She started a 22q Clinic at OHSU in 2011, and after returning to Seattle in 2014, became the Director of the 22q Program at Seattle Children's Hospital. In this role, she leads a multidisciplinary team to provide care for children with 22q11.2-related disorders. She is also interested in improving social support connections and education for patients and families affected by 22q.

Dr. Gallagher's research interests include improving neurocognitive and academic outcomes in children with craniofacial conditions. She has published on differences in academic outcomes for children with orofacial clefts and is studying potential interventions to improve outcomes for young children with clefts and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Among the interventions she studies are reading interventions aimed at supporting early childhood literacy and speech outcomes, as well novel technology to improve access to hearing assessment and treatment of hearing loss in low resource settings (currently in Sub-Saharan Africa).


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