John D. Galligan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Accepting new patients.


“My philosophy of care involves really listening. It’s a huge team effort to help someone get better, and the patient is the center of it all.”

Dr. Galligan, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializes in treating foot and ankle problems. He is a born and raised Midwesterner who earned his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005, and fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas, in 2006. He completed an additional fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty in 2016 in New Zealand.

Dr. Galligan has practiced as a foot and ankle specialist for 13 years in Omaha. He enjoys orthopedics because of how significantly it can impact people. With orthopedic help, patients can see results and go from immobility to mobility. He believes the results of orthopedic treatment are very achievable, and he enjoys seeing his patients heal and improve their quality of life.

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

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    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: Main 785-843-9125