Physician-Communicator, Liver Disease Expert, Researcher, Talk Show Host, and Author are the words to describe Dr. Joe Galati.
A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Galati was raised in a home where good nutrition and family were ways of life. He published his first book, "EATING YOURSELF SICK", an Amazon best seller, sharing his 30 plus year of experience caring for patients with liver disease and obesity. The inspiration for the book was his mother, who taught him the 3F's: Family, Faith, and Food.
Dr. Galati has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, having lectured in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured on the Fox News Channel and Mornings with Maria Bartiromo on The Fox Business Network.
Dr. Joe Galati received his undergraduate education at Syracuse University. Following that, he attended St. Georges University School of Medicine. His internal medicine residency was completed at State University of New York Health Science Center Brooklyn/Kings County Hospital Center. His gastroenterology, liver disease, and transplant training was done at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha NE. He is a Diplomat in the American Board of Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology,and Fellow in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American College of Gastroenterology.
In 1994, Dr. Galati and his family relocated to Houston, joining the faculty at University of Texas Health Science Center, heading up the liver transplant program.
Today, his practice, Liver Specialists of Texas, is devoted to the care of patients with all facets of liver diseases, obesity, fatty liver, and nutrition-related disorders. Dr. Galati has been involved in clinical research in liver disease for the past thirty years, conducting studies in viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Since 2003, Dr. Galati has created consumer-oriented radio programming on health and wellness, producing and hosting “Your Health First,” a one-hour radio program each weekend, heard on iHeart Radio’s 740A.M. KTRH, and streamed globally on the iHeart Radio app. Since 2021, he has also been on SiriusXM, The Catholic Channel, with the program “Your Health First - Putting Faith and Health Together for a Better You”.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Galati is an avid photographer, cook, outdoors enthusiast, and member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, supporting entrepreneurs in all corners of the world.
Dr. Galati and his wife, Geraldine, are parishioners at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Fort Bend County, and active with several Houston charities. They have two children, Joseph and Elizabeth.
Talking to Your Family About the Dangers of Alcohol Abuse:
As a liver disease expert, Dr. Galati has been caring for those afflicted with alcohol related liver disease and cirrhosis. This experience is transformed into a passionate discussion of how to better understand the ill effects of alcohol on your body and liver, and how to explain these dangers to you children and family members.
The Cost of Wellness:
Parents across the globe need to remain health for their children and their spouses. Otherwise, there is disruption of the nuclear family. It is well known that 80% of the chronic illness we see (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, cirrhosis) can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes. Understanding these risks and making the proper lifestyle changes is of the utmost importance.
Family, Faith, and Food – Understanding the 3F’s:
Growing up in a close-knit Italian household in New York, Dr. Galati learned the value of home cooking and eating as a family. These simple family habits unfortunately are slowly eroding away. The benefit to our children, and the health of our families, is invaluable. The three F's should be the battle cry heard across America to preserve the integrity of our health and wellness, and the nuclear family.