Gary Gala, MD, has been named interim Chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, effective July 1, 2019.
Gala joined the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill in 2006, upon completion of his residency in general psychiatry. In 2018, Gala assumed the role of Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Gala also serves as Associate Chair for Education and Training.
Gala completed his undergraduate education at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and received his MD from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Gala’s surgical residencies took place at Brown University and the University of Maryland.
David Rubinow, MD, current Chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, is set to step down as Chair effective June 30, 2019. A national search for a permanent Chair replacement is underway.