J. Garber Galbraith, MD*

A native of Anniston, Alabama, Dr .J. Garber Galbraith was a renowned neurosurgeon, a stalwart in organized medicine, and a mentor to many. Dr Galbraith received his medical degree from St. Louis University, then completed his general surgery residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and his neurological surgery residency at New York Neurology Institute and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In 1954 he was appointed Professor and Director of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Alabama. Dr. Galbraith is known not only for his clinical expertise, but also for his leadership abilities.

He served as President of Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Southern Medical Association, and the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He received many honors including the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Medical Association and was selected for membership in the Alabama Academy of Honor. Dr. Galbraith was admired by his colleagues for his intellect, his professional and civic contributions, and for his warm personality.