Joseph P. Galichia, MD, FACC – Board Chairman/CEO

Dr. Galichia is the founder of the Galichia Medical Group, P.A, the Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, the Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock, Texas and the Galichia Hospital Group. He is a native Kansan who has studied medicine in the United States, Germany, England, Sweden, and Switzerland. Due to Galichia’s leadership, expertise, and skill, Galichia Medical Group remains one of the leading centers for the treatment of vascular disease in the world.

Accomplishments

  • Internationally recognized pioneer in the field of interventional cardiology.
  • Established the first free-standing outpatient catheterization laboratory in Kansas and possibly the world.
  • First cardiologist in the USA to perform carotid stenting under government guidelines.
  • Established one of the nation’s most active clinical research organizations for pharmaceutical and device research studies, such as: 
    - Thrombolytic therapy
    - Atherectomy
    - Intraluminal ultrasound
    - Stents
    - PTMR
    - Laser
  • Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and many other scientific publications
  • Conducted a monthly interventional training course for treating peripheral vascular disease since 2000.
  • Founding member of the International Society of Cardiovascular Interventionists and a former president.
  • Over the past twenty years, Dr. Galichia has lectured and trained physicians in many countries around the world, including China, Japan, Chile, Switzerland, Argentina, Italy, Spain, and Hong Kong.
  • A noted medical spokesman, Galichia appears on a weekly syndicated radio talk show. 
  • Served as a moderator for the National Lifetime Medical Television Network.

Michael Phillips, MBA –Board Member/COO/CFO

Accomplishments

  • Co-Founded Galichia Hospital Group
  • Long time healthcare executive & consultant
  • Previously partner and senior equity analyst at Zeff Capital Partners, a $70.2 million hedge fund in San Francisco
  • Former Budget Officer for City of Aspen, where he managed a $150 million dollar annual budget
  • Florida Atlantic Business School, MBA; Drake University, BA

Stella Galichia, M.A. Economics – Board Member

Accomplishments

  • Co-Founded Galichia Hospital Group
  • Accountant Koch Industries 
  • Broad based experience in US and International Hospitals
  • Masters in Economics Wichita State University