G. Chris Galjour, M.D.
G. Chris Galjour, M.D.
For over 10 years, Dr. Galjour has served as one of our Mississippi State University Orthopedic Team Physicians. At Mississippi State games, you will often see him or one of his orthopedic surgeon partners on the sidelines working with the coaching and athletic training staff; or on the field assessing injured players. This timely assessment and the orthopaedic surgeon’s expertise give student-athletes, families and coaches the peace of mind to know when an athlete can play and when they need immediate care.
Dr. Galjour and his partners also take care of student-athletes at East Mississippi Community College, Mississippi University for Women, local junior high and high schools. He works with each athlete to balance their desire to play sports with the need to heal their orthopedic injury for long term success. Dr. Galjour applies this same approach with all of his patients whether they are an athlete or not.
He enjoys treating a wide range of orthopaedic injuries and conditions including those related to hand, elbow, shoulder, knee, hip and ankle. Infact, Dr. Galjour not only completed an orthopaedic residency at Campbell Clinic, but also spend an extra year completing fellowship-training in hand and upper extremity (elbow and shoulder) injuries and conditions. He has the expertise to determine if broken bones or torn ligaments just need a splint or a cast; and other times these fractured bones or ligament tears require minimally-invasive surgery.
Throughout a patient’s recovery, Dr. Galjour will often utilize our hand therapists and physical therapists to help patients regain their maximum motion and dexterity so they can return to their normal activities as soon as possible.
Dr. Galjour was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in Biological Sciences. He completed medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Galjour served as Chief Resident during his final year of orthopaedic residency at the University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He then spent an extra year for fellowship-training with the Campbell Clinic hand and upper extremity team in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Galjour is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
After taking care of patients all day, Dr. Galjour makes it a priority to be home to share dinner with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys raising vegetables, hunting and fishing.
- Undergraduate: B.S. 2002, Mississippi State University
- Medical School: M.D. 2006, University of Mississippi School of Medicine
- Residency: University of Tennessee, Center for Health Science, Campbell Foundation Orthopaedic Surgery 2006-2011
- Fellowship: Campbell Clinic Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, July-October 2011
- Board Certified
- Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Mississippi State University since 2011
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- Jackson Free Clinic for the Homeless
- American Medical Student Association
- Christian Medical and Dental Association Habitat for Humanity
- SEC Sports Medicine Meeting
- MSU Shoulder and Elbow Conference
- MSU Foot and Ankle Conference
- 2010 Elected Chief Resident of Campbell Clinic
- 2009 Awarded VA Watchdog Award for Outstanding Service to Veterans
- 2005-2006 Miller Pittman Medical Scholarship
- 2004-2006 Dean Award for Academic Excellence
- 2004 David S. Pankratz Scholarship
Areas of Interest:
- Sports Medicine, General Orthopaedics
- Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity