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Robert Gallegos, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Omaha, NE, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

RobertPGallegosMD, Ph.D, FACS,FACC

Thoracic Surgery Omaha, NE

Aortic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, CHI Bergan’s Mercy

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  • Robert Gallegos, the Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Associate Professor at Creighton University School of Medicine, CHI Bergan Mercy, specializes in adult cardiovascular surgery(MIS, structural). He holds a BS in Bioengineering, PhD Experimental and is currently completing an MBA. He has extensive experience with clinical and preclinical trials. He also has extensive experience with patent law.

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa
    University of IowaMBA, Business, 2023 - 2025
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's HospitalFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaResidency, Surgery, 1998 - 2006
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    University of California San Diego School of MedicineClass of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • NE State Medical License
    NE State Medical License 2023 - Present
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2022 - 2025
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 2017 - 2025
  • SD State Medical License
    SD State Medical License Active through 2025
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2015 - 2025
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2011 - 2025
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2011 - 2025
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American College of Cardiology Fellow
  • American College of SurgeonsFellow
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients  
    Gallegos RP as part of Partner II investigators, NEJM, 4/28/2016
  • Prevention of HeartMate II pump thrombosis-recommendations and preliminary observations from the PREVENT study  
    S itaramesh Emani, Mary Keebler, John M Ransom, Ahmet Kilic, Gregory Egnacyzk, Robert Gallegos, Paul Mather, John Stulak, Igor Gregoric, Jason Katz, Charles T Klodell,..., Circulation, 11/10/2015


  • US Patent Application US8,252,280B1. MAPC generation of muscle 

Authored Content

  • Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk PatientsApril 2016

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations