Henry Galan, MD
Professor, Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (1989)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1985)
Residency:
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1993)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (1995)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Co-Director, Colorado Fetal Care Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor in Denver (2005 to 2019), 5280 Magazine (2019)
    Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"
  • CU SOM Division of MFM Fellow Mentor in Education Award, CU Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2018)
  • National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, CREOG (2004)
  • Award for excellence in teaching, APGO (2002)

Publications

  • Galan H, Reeves S. Chapter 4. Fetal Growth and Doppler Ultrasound. Fetal Imaging. 2nd Ed. Editors Beth M. Kline-Fath, Dorothy I. Bulas, Wes Lee. Wolters Kluwer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – 2020.
  • Rodel, R. Galan HL. Techniques to analyze fetal rhythm: Electronic fetal monitoring. Diagnosis and Management of Fetal Arrhythmias. Ed. Cuneo, B., Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA. 2020
  • Foglia LM, Nielson PE, Deering SH, Galan HL. Operative Vaginal Delivery. Obstetrics – Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 8th Edition. Editors: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL. Landon M, Galan H, Driscoll D, Jauniaux ERM. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.- 2020.
  • Baschat AA, Galan HL. Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Obstetrics – Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 8th Edition. Editors: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL. Editors: Galan H, Goetzl L, Landon M, Jauniaux ERM. Chapter 31. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.- 2020.
  • Goetzl L, Galan HL Normal Values in Pregnancy Appendix. Obstetrics – Normal and Problem Pregnancies. 8th Edition. Editors: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL. Associate Editors: Galan H, Goetzl L, Landon M, Jauniaux ERM. Appendix A. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.- 2020
  • Porter AC, Gumina DL, Armstrong M, Maclean KN, Reisdorph N, Galan HL, Stabler SP, Bailey BA, Hobbins JC, Hurt KJ. Maternal Amino Acid Profiles to Distinguish Constitutionally Small versus Growth-Restricted Fetuses Defined by Doppler Ultrasound: A Pilot Study. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Sep;37(11):1084-1093. PubMed PMID: 32120425
  • Dewberry LC, Trecartin A, Galambos C, Hilton SA, Dannull K, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. A congenital cystic pulmonary airway malformation occurring together with both an extralobar pulmonary sequestration and an esophageal duplication cyst. Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jan;8(1):18-23. PubMed PMID: 31998479
  • Dewberry LC, Kalia N, Vazquez J, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. Determining maternal risk factors for gastroschisis using colorado's birth registry database. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun;55(6):1002-1005. PubMed PMID: 32173119
  • Shahi N, Phillips R, Meier M, Grover T, Galan H, Zaretsky M, Meyers M, Kelley P, Marwan AI. Outcomes of Airway Management in Micrognathia and Retrognathia Patients Born at Fetal versus Nonfetal Centers. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020;47(12):933-938. PubMed PMID: 33105131
  • Dewberry LC, Kalia N, Vazquez J, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. Determining maternal risk factors for gastroschisis using colorado's birth registry database. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun;55(6):1002-1005. PubMed PMID: 32173119
  • Steller JG, Driver C, Gumina D, Harper T, Hobbins J, Galan HL. Doppler of one or both umbilical arteries in fetal growth restriction and clinical decision making. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX.
  • Steller JG, Gumina D, Driver C, Galan HL, Hobbins J, Reeves S. Patterns of brain sparing in a fetal growth restriction cohort. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX.
  • Willner EC, Driver C, Fought AJ, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Hobbins J. Fetal outcomes among growth restricted fetuses by Hadlock versus GROW customized growth chart. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX
  • Lagueux MM, Silveira LJ, Cuneo BF, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Behrendt NJ, Galan HL, Zaretsky MV. Delivery outcomes of monochorionic twins without standard twin twin transfusion staging criteria undergoing laser photocoagulation. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX
  • Steller JG, Driver C, Gumina D, Hobbins J, Galan HL. Calculation of cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) using both umbilical arteries versus individual umbilical arteries. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX
  • Hesse H, Levek C, Wilcox A, Steller J, C, Galan, H, Hobbins, J, Brown L. Pathological fetal growth restriction results in reduction in lean mass growth that persists into the neonatal period. Accepted to the 2020 PAS Annual Clinical Meeting
  • Hamidi OP, Driver C, Fought AJ, Steller JG, Gumina D, Reeves S, Galan HL, Hobbins J. Is corpus callosum size affected in the setting of fetal growth restriction (FGR)?. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX
  • Hamidi OP, Driver C, Fought AJ, Steller JG, Gumina D, Reeves S, Galan HL, Hobbins J. Is cerebellar vermis size affected in the setting of fetal growth restriction (FGR)?. Poster presentation at SMFM 2020. Grapevine, TX
  • Lagueux MM, Silveira LJ, Cuneo BF, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Behrendt NJ, Galan HL, Zaretsky MV. Factors associated with mortality in monochorionic twins affected by selective intrauterine growth restriction undergoing fetoscopic laser photocoagulation. Poster Presentation at SRI. 2020. Vancouver, Canada
  • Niemiec SM, Louiselle AE, Philips R, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Galan HL, Behrendt N, Kinsella JP, Gien J, Liechty KW. Early repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia requiring ECMO. Oral Presentation. AAP, 2020
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;45(5):339-344. PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • . ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 204: Fetal Growth Restriction. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Feb;133(2):e97-e109. PubMed PMID: 30681542
  • Hilton SA, Hodges MM, Dewberry LC, Handler M, Galan HL, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. MOMS Plus: Single-Institution Review of Outcomes for Extended BMI Criteria for Open Fetal Repair of Myelomeningocele. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;46(6):411-414. PubMed PMID: 31048584
  • Dewberry LC, Hilton SA, Zaretsky MV, Behrendt N, Galan HL, Marwan AI, Liechty KW. Examination of Prenatal Sonographic Findings: Intra-Abdominal Bowel Dilation Predicts Poor Gastroschisis Outcomes. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019 Aug 27;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31454815
  • Zaretsky MV, Rodriguez Riesco LG, Pan Z, Galan HL. Comparison of obstetrical outcomes in patients undergoing cerclage with or without amniocentesis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Jun 10;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31177883
  • Urban RR, Ramzan AA, Doo DW, Galan HL, Harper L, Omurtag K, Muffly TM, Sheeder J, Guntupalli SR. Fellow Perceptions of Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. J Surg Educ. 2018 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30093331
  • Urban RR, Ramzan AA, Doo DW, Galan HL, Harper L, Omurtag K, Muffly TM, Sheeder J, Guntupalli SR. Fellow perceptions of residency training in obstetrics and gynecology. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Apr;218(4):461-462. PubMed PMID: 29353035
  • Howley LW, Chatterjee D, Patel SS, Cuneo BF, Crombleholme TM, Behrendt N, Zaretsky MV, Marwan AI, Zuk J, Galan HL, Wood C. Indomethacin Dosing and Constriction of the Ductus Arteriosus During Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Repair. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Aug 29;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30157479
  • Barbour LA, Scifres C, Valent AM, Friedman JE, Buchanan TA, Coustan D, Aagaard K, Thornburg KL, Catalano PM, Galan HL, Hay WW Jr, Frias AE, Shankar K, Simmons RA, Moses RG, Sacks DA, Loeken MR. A cautionary response to SMFM statement: pharmacological treatment of gestational diabetes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct;219(4):367.e1-367.e7. PubMed PMID: 29959933
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018;44(2):105-111. PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • Zaretsky MV, Manchester DK, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Marwan AI, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM. Case report of myometrial window following fetoscopic treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: indications of underlying collagen vascular disease?. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun;5(6):975-979. PubMed PMID: 28588850
  • Cuneo BF, Mitchell MB, Marwan AI, Green M, von Alvensleben JC, Reynolds R, Crombleholme TM, Galan HL. Ex utero Intrapartum Treatment to Ventricular Pacing: A Novel Delivery Strategy for Complete Atrioventricular Block with Severe Bradycardia. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017;42(4):311-314. PubMed PMID: 28578350
  • Abou Chaar MK, Meyers ML, Tucker BD, Galan HL, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM, Marwan AI. Twin pregnancy complicated by esophageal atresia, duodenal atresia, gastric perforation, and hypoplastic left heart structures in one twin: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Mar 18;11(1):64. PubMed PMID: 28314387
  • Starling AP, Shapiro ALB, Sauder KA, Kaar JL, Ringham BM, Glueck DH, Galan HL, Dabelea D. Blood pressure during pregnancy, neonatal size and altered body composition: the Healthy Start study. J Perinatol. 2017 May;37(5):502-506. PubMed PMID: 28181996
  • Monson T, Wright T, Galan HL, Reynolds PR, Arroyo JA. Caspase dependent and independent mechanisms of apoptosis across gestation in a sheep model of placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction. Apoptosis. 2017 May;22(5):710-718. PubMed PMID: 28083721
  • Moore GS, Allshouse AA, Fisher BM, Kahn BF, Hernandez TL, Reece MS, Reynolds RM, Lee W, Barbour LA, Galan HL. Can Fetal Limb Soft Tissue Measurements in the Third Trimester Predict Neonatal Adiposity?. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Sep;35(9):1915-24. PubMed PMID: 27417735
  • Bui YK, Howley LW, Ambrose SE, Galan HL, Crombleholme TM, Drose J, Bokowski J, Cuneo BF. Prominent coronary artery flow with normal coronary artery anatomy is a rare but ominous harbinger of poor outcome in the fetus. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016;29(10):1536-40. PubMed PMID: 26153118
  • Behrendt N, Galan HL. Twin-twin transfusion and laser therapy. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr;28(2):79-85. PubMed PMID: 26871537
  • Manuck TA, Levy PT, Gyamfi-Bannerman C, Jobe AH, Blaisdell CJ. Prenatal and Perinatal Determinants of Lung Health and Disease in Early Life: A National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop Report. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 May 2;170(5):e154577. PubMed PMID: 26953657
  • Chatterjee D, Hawkins JL, Somme S, Galan HL, Prager JD, Crombleholme TM. Ex utero intrapartum treatment to resection of a bronchogenic cyst causing airway compression. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2014;35(2):137-40. PubMed PMID: 24281263
  • Bahr B, Galan HL, Arroyo JA. Decreased expression of phosphorylated placental heat shock protein 27 in human and ovine intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Placenta. 2014 Jun;35(6):404-10. PubMed PMID: 24680694
  • Lee GT, Price MD, Mejia CA, Galan HL, Arroyo JA. Increased trophoblast expression of NFAT5/TonEBP in pre-eclamptic placentas and hyperosmolar-treated BeWo cells. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Dec;183:37-43. PubMed PMID: 25461350
  • Moore GS, Allshouse AA, Post AL, Galan HL, Heyborne KD. Early initiation of low-dose aspirin for reduction in preeclampsia risk in high-risk women: a secondary analysis of the MFMU High-Risk Aspirin Study. J Perinatol. 2014 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25474553
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Member
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), Member
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Member
  • Perinatal Research Society (PRS), Member
  • Colorado Gynecologic Obstetrical Society, Member
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Fl
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2960

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-4463

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certification (1995)
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Board Certification (1997)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Testing
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Surgery - Fetal
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
The majority of my time with patients is related to ultrasound imaging of the fetus and spending time with families discussing these ultrasound findings. Also, as a member of the Colorado Fetal Care Center team, much time is spent with patients and their families addressing congenital anomalies (birth defects) or twin complications, and procedures that could be done prenatally for severe fetal conditions, including fetal surgery.

Care Philosophy
I believe that our pregnant mothers and their families should be active participants in the care of their complicated pregnancy. I feel this is best accomplished by developing a close relationship with patients that allows them to be comfortable approaching our fetal care team members with questions that arise. Taking time to explain ultrasound findings of their baby including implications and options for management are central to the patient-physician-care team relationship.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (1989)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1985)
Residency Programs:
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1993)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (1995)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine
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