John D. Galligan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Accepting new patients.

4.9 / 5 (Based on 88 Reviews)

Dr. John D. 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.

Philosophy Of Care

“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.”

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 Review Comments

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
November 07, 2019
he is very good, listened very well. Gives you the best treatment.
October 06, 2019
Galligan is a great listener. He is supportive, optimistic and works carefully to get the patient healing results. He is the best foot care dr. I have seen yet.
September 19, 2019
Dr was very informative I liked him
August 26, 2019
I was not shown the x-rays that were taken that day which I would have been very interested in. It was my mistake not to ask to see them at the time, but it should have been the care provider's responsibility to show them to me or ask if I wanted to see them.
June 08, 2019
June 08, 2019
I've never had a complaint.
June 05, 2019
Provider was specific about my condition, outlined several options for treatment, agreed with my decision and facilitated my decision.
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