Matthew J. Gallek, PhD, RN,CNRN

Matthew J. Gallek, PhD, RN,CNRN
Assistant Professor College of Nursing
Assistant Professor Department of Surgery
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar
520-626-2528
Nursing (#203)
Room Number: 
337

Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Genetic influences on outcomes following temporal lobectomy and amygdalohippocampectomy for treatment of persistent seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy,
Mediators of cerebral vasospasm following aneursymal subarachnoid hemorrhage,
Genetic influences on outcomes following neurovascular injury,
Outcomes following neurovascular injuries, such as ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Clinical Expertise: 
  • Neurovascular Intensive Care

 

Research & Scholarship: 
  • Genetic influences on outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • Cortical Gene Expression: Prognostic Value for Seizure Outcome Following Temporal Lobectomy and Amygdalohippocampectomy
  • Genetic influences on outcomes following ischemic stroke.

 

All Funding: 
Funding Source
9/1/2012-8/31/2015
Improving Stroke Outcomes: Novel investigation of the influence of genes on functional outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholars
PI
9/1/2007-8/31/2008
Endothelin Receptor Tagging SNPs and their Relationship to Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter
PI
4/1/2007-3/31/2008
Preproendothelin-1 Polymorphism and its Relationship to Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Pilot Study.
Neuroscience Nursing Foundation
PI
3/15/2007-3/15/2008
Preproendothelin-1 Polymorphism and its Relationship to Long Term Outcomes after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Pilot Study
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
PI
Publications: 
2014

Haynes, H., Gallek, M., Sheppard, K., Drake, K., Ritter, L. Elements of a Doctor of Nursing Practice-led Transitions of Care Model for Stroke and TIA.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Accepted)

2013

Gallek, M., Alexander, S., Crago, E., Sherwood, P., Horowitz, M., Poloyac, S., Conley, Y. Endothelin-1 and Endothelin Receptor Gene Variants and Their Association with Negative Outcomes Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Biological Research For Nursing 15(4): 390-397 (online before print 9-19-2012).

 

Wung, S., Hickey, K. T., Taylor, J., & Gallek, M. J.  Cardiovascular Genomics.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1): 60-68

 

 

2012

Gallek, M. J. & Ritter, L. Central Nervous System Genomics. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 29: 205-226.

2011

Thampatty, B.P., Sherwood, P.R., Gallek, M.J., Crago E.A., Ren D., Hricik A.J., Kuo C.W., Klamerus M.M., Alexander S.A,. Bender C.M., Hoffman L.A., Horowitz M.B., Kassam A.B., Poloyac S.M. Role of endothelin-1 in human aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: associations with vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia. Neurocritical Care 15(1): 19-27

2009

Gallek, M., Conley, Y., Sherwood, P., Horowitz, M., Kassam, A., Alexander, S. APOE Genotype and Functional Outcome Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Biological Research for Nursing 10(3), 205-212.

Alexander, S. A., Poloyac, S. M., Hoffman, L., Gallek, M., Ren, D., Balzer, J., Kassam, A., B., Conley, Y. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Tagging Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Recovery from Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Biological Research for Nursing. 11(1): 42-52

2008

Alexander, S.A., Gallek, M., Presciutti, M., Zrelak, P. Care of the patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage: A guide for clinical nurses. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Clinical Practice Guideline Series. (Online Publication:http://www.aann.org/pubs/guidelines.html).

Gupta, R., Crago, E., Gallek, M., Hoffman, L., Horowitz, M., Yonas, H. Reduced Ipsilateral Hemispheric Cerebral Blood Flow at Admission is Predictive of Vasospasm with Infarction after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. NeuroCritical Care,9(1), 27-30

Jankowitz B, Thomas AJ, Vora N, Gupta R, Levy E, Yamamoto J, Kassam A, Gologorsky Y, Panapitiya N, Sandhu E, Crago E, Hricik A, Lee K, Gallek M, Jovin TJ,Horowitz M. Risk of Hemorrhage in Combined Neuroform Stenting and Coil Embolization of Acutely Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. Interventional Neuroradiology. 14:385-396.

Honors and Awards: 
2012: Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar
2009: Neurology Specialty Award Critical Care Medicine's Annual Congress
2008: Research Citation Finalist for the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Annual Congress
2006: Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
PhD
2008
Nursing
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
T32
2008
Targeted Research and Academic Training for Nurses in Genomics
Georgetown University (NINR Summer Genetics Institute), Washington DC
Post-Doc
2008
Genetics
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
BSN
2001
Nursing
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
BS
1996
Psychology