A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Joe Galati was raised in a family where good nutrition and family were ways of life. Today, his practice, Liver Specialists of Texas and the Metabolic Liver Center (Fatty Liver Disease Clinic), is devoted to the care of patients with all facets of liver diseases, obesity, fatty liver, and related disorders.
He received his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University and attended St. George’s University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Galati was an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine at State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn (formerly Downstate Medical Center)/Kings County Hospital Center, one of the premier teaching hospitals in the country. He remained an additional year in the department to assume responsibilities as the Chief Medical Resident in the Department of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Donald E. Wilson, the former Dean at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Galati is also a national and international speaker, and founder of Your Health First Education, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide education and support to the public, raising awareness about liver disease, obesity, alcohol abuse, nutrition, disease screening, and early intervention.
Since 2003, Dr. Galati has created consumer-oriented radio programming on health and wellness, producing and hosting “Your Health First,” a one-hour radio program each weekend, heard on iHeart Radio’s 740 am KTRH.
When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Galati is an avid photographer and is a board member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, supporting entrepreneurs in all corners of the world.
"Dr. Joe Galati has been taking care of me since 1999. He has gotten me through liver failure, and then a liver transplant in 2000. Eighteen years later, I am alive and well, enjoying my family, and especially my three grandchildren. I have Dr. Galati to thank for my second chance at life. He is more than just my liver doctor-he is a friend of mine."
- Robert, Katy, TX
"For nearly 15 years, I have been flying from from outside the United States to see Dr. Galati. He saved my life, and despite my full recovery, I could not imagine myself not having him remain involved in my ongoing wellness care. He is an amazing physician who gives 110% to all that he sees."
- Terri, Mexico City
"I met Dr. Galati in early 2017 when I was told I had a problem with my liver. My husband and I were extremely nervous with the possibility of having a serious liver issue, and were caught up with reading all sorts of doom and gloom found on the internet. The moment we met Dr. Galati, he put us at ease, and reassured up that he would help us get through this. He sat with us as if we were the only patients he was tending to. Almost an hour later, he had educated us on fatty liver disease, and the plan of care he would work out for me. He staff is equally caring, making us feel at home from the start."
- Barbara, Houston, TX
"For years, Dr. Joe Galati took care of my brother. He unfortunately had a very complex medical condition, and was regularly in and out of the hospital. During each admission, Dr. Galati and his team came and rendered care to him. No matter how ill my brother was, Dr. Galati was always ready to share a personal story and make us all laugh. His signature line to break this ice was to always come in the room and ask us “what do you think about those Yankees?” It made my brother smile, and took his mind off his illness for just a moment. Dr. Galati’s compassionate way will forever be remembered by our family."
- Rose, Ridgewood, NJ