Medical Advisory Board Member
Dr. Benjamin Galen
Dr. Galen is an assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, New York. He graduated from Brown University with honors in the biological sciences and earned an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Galen trained in internal medicine at Yale University where he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was the class speaker at residency graduation. He joined Montefiore and Einstein in 2013 as an inpatient teaching attending.
Dr. Galen is currently the Director of Ultrasound and Procedure training as well as core faculty in The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 2015 Dr. Galen received the Sharon R. Silbiger Faculty Teaching Award from the Einstein residents. He has led over 50 resident teaching conferences in his short time at Einstein and worked to formalize curricula for bedside procedures such as lumbar puncture (LP). Dr. Galen is passionate about medical case reports and he has mentored residents and former residents in the process of publishing cases in a variety of venues. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His most recent publication is a comprehensive review article on “Recurrent Meningitis,” including Mollaret’s meningitis.
Dr. Galen is a clinical collaborator in the laboratory of Betsy Herold, MD, a renowned HSV researcher. Currently, Dr. Galen is conducting a translational research project to study immune responses to Herpes Simplex Virus infection in the central nervous system.
Dr. Galen on Lumbar Punctures
Dr. Galen shares information with us on lumbar punctures for our Ask the Expert feature.
Dr. Galen’s Mentions
Ask the Expert: Episode 1 In this first episode of ask the expert, Dr. Benjamin Galen provides information on lumbar punctures including how it relates to those with Mollaret's meningitis. It provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about lumbar...