Mef Galle, MD, MPH, FEIS

  • Board Certified Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine
  • Board Certified Preventative Medicine and Public Health by the American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine
  • Board Certified and Fellow of the American Board of Disability Analysis
  • Certified DOT Examiner
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner CIME by The American Board of Independent Examiners
  • Fellowship at the Epidemiologic Intelligence Service, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC
  • Residency in preventive medicine, CDC PMR Program
  • Master of Public Health degree from University of Kentucky, College of Public Health
  • Internship at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
  • Orthopedic surgical residency at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Medical Degree from St. Petersburg State Academy of Medicine, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Mef Galle has more than thirty years of experience practicing medicine and has spent the last six years focused on occupational medicine and workers’ compensation. He specializes in the creation and management of treatment programs that get injured employees back to work. This includes thorough physical exams, urgent care for injured employees, thoughtful clinical case management and evaluation of post-injury disabilities. Dr. Galle is interested in developing relationships with nearby employers, including opening easy lines of communication and making worksite visits. 

In a workers’ compensation case, the initial evaluation is crucial to establishing optimal care. Dr. Galle is specifically trained in this area and, when necessary, he makes the appropriate surgical referral and follows up as the treatment progresses.

Dr. Galle has worked as a locum tenens physician for several occupational health clinics in Georgia which has afforded him exposure to a wide variety of employers. He has served as the medical director in multiple organizations, including for an on-site clinic in the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville. 

Dr. Galle, who is originally from Ethiopia, received his medical degree Cum Laude from St. Petersburg State Academy of Medicine in St. Petersburg Russia. Upon earning his MD, he returned to Ethiopia where he served as Medical Director of Tatek II General Hospital in Jemma, Ethiopia. He later became an orthopedic surgeon at Armed Forces General Hospital at Addis Ababa where he executed all work of the surgical department, all during the Ethiopia Civil War. Dr. Galle worked with international organizations such as the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, treated mass casualties of the war, and provided surgical treatment to more than 600 patients. Dr. Galle received an Excellence Award for providing medical service to battlefield casualties in 1995.

Dr. Galle has been published in multiple medical journals and was on the Dean’s Honor List while earning his Master’s of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. He can speak five languages. Dr. Galle is an active member of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex welcomed Dr. Galle in January of 2017. 

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