Stephen J. Galli joined Stanford University in 1999 as chair of the Department of Pathology (until 2016), the Mary Hewitt Loveless, MD Professor, and a professor of pathology and of microbiology and immunology. Previously, he was Professor Pathology at Harvard Medical School. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Harvard College and trained in Anatomic Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Galli performs research in mast cell and basophil biology, immunology, inflammation, food allergy, asthma, and other allergic disorders.
Dr. Galli was president of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) (2005-2006) and has been elected to the Pluto Club (Association of University Pathologists, president for 2019), the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum (president from 2010-2014), the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) of the U.S. National Academies. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a foreign member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (National Academy of the Lynxes) in Rome, regarded as the oldest secular scientific society in the Western World. Dr. Galli received a MERIT Award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (1995), Scientific Achievement Awards from the International Association of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (1997) and the World Allergy Association (2011), the Rous-Whipple Award of the ASIP (2014), and the Karl Landsteiner Medal of the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (2014).