John D. Galligan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

4.9 / 5 (Based on 139 Reviews)

“The biggest reason I went into orthopedics was because it’s really palpable. You can take someone who’s unable to do something – because of pain or a deformity or something else – and you can make that better and see them get better.”

A born and raised Midwesterner, Dr. John Galligan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle care. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, followed by his medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine.

He completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston.

With orthopedic help, Dr. Galligan’s patients can see results and go from immobility to mobility. He knows the results of orthopedic treatment are very achievable, and he enjoys seeing his patients heal and improve their quality of life.

Philosophy Of Care

“My philosophy of care really involves listening to the patient, finding out what they have to say and then spending time with them so they can understand the problem they have. Truly to get someone better, it’s a team effort and at the center of that is the patient.”

At OrthoKansas, you are supported by a team of highly trained experts throughout your treatment and recovery. Learn more about Dr. Galligan's team. (pdf)

Doctor's Contact Information

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Year joined staff 2019

Medical Areas of Expertise


Foot Care and Ankle Care


Education and Training

Degree 1994 University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Medical Degree 1999 Creighton University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
Internship 1999-2000 Creighton University, General Surgery
Residency 2000-2005 University of Missouri - Kansas City, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship 2005-2006 Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research, Foot and ankle surgery 2016-2016 Wellington Hospital Orthopaedic Department, Hip and knee arthroplasty

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • OrthoKansas
    6265 Rock Chalk Drive
    Suite 1500
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    Phone: Main 785-843-9125
  • Provider also sees patients at:

  • Newman Regional Health
    1301 W. 12th Ave.
    Suite 105
    Emporia, KS 66801
    Phone: Main 620-340-6181

Provider Review Comments

May 17, 2021
he helped me make a plan to repair my foot
May 16, 2021
my overall experience was AWESOME !!!
May 01, 2021
very nice. appears very knowledgeable and willing to explain
May 01, 2021
seems to be all streamlined staff very professional and polite with me and other staff
April 22, 2021
questions were answered quickly
April 01, 2021
March 27, 2021
Dr Gilligan is tremendous at explaining complicated things in simple, easy to understand ways. When I leave I know exactly what the plan of treatment is, how long to expect for recovery, and precise after care. He takes the fear out of injury.
October 01, 2020
Dr. Galigan seems to be an excellent physician in his field and knows what he is doing, I am grateful for his expertise.
August 19, 2020
Again all fine! No complaints!
August 19, 2020
All Fine
May 01, 2020
I found that this is the first foot specialist who has ever taken the time to so thoroughly explain everything that was going on with the foot problems that have plagued me most of my life. I feel very hopeful about my chances to remain active without drastic intervention.
April 21, 2020
Dr. Galligan is very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly
March 28, 2020
Dr. Galligan was extremely gracious in seeing me for this appointment. He was very knowledgable about my condition, helpful in developing my treatment plan, and answered any questions I had. It was a very reassuring visit.
March 02, 2020
Dr. Galligan was engaged, listened to my history, and was efficient but thorough with needed care. I couldn't ask for better care.
February 18, 2020
the doctors are very good, and listen your doubts and questions
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