Natalia Bruchanski-Gallagher


  • Medical School: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Residency Foreign: Clinica Bazterrica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Residency Domestic: Highland Hospital, Oakland

Dr. Bruchanski-Gallagher is a Hospitalist at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She grew up in Argentina where she received her medical degree in 1998. Subsequently, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and did Post- Graduate training in Palliative Care. She worked as a Hospitalist in Argentina, and also cared for patients in the Emergency Department and in the Urgent Care Clinic. Before coming to the United States Dr. Bruchanski-Gallagher devoted a lot of time as a Palliative Care Physician seeing terminally ill patients at their homes.

In 2007 Dr. Bruchanski-Gallgher came to the United States. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. During her residency she became passionate about teaching and in 2012 she accepted the Chief Resident position. Throughout her chief resident year she became more involved in Medical Education and was a mentor to her fellow classmates.

In 2013, driven by her passion to teach, she became a hospitalist with BAHA. Her primary focus is to improve bedside teaching and team communication with patients and families. She believes that only by being present at the bedside and listening to the patient, can you have the empathy needed to help them overcome the traumatic aspects of being ill.

Dr. Bruchanski-Gallagher is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She also holds certifications in Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). She is a member of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine and American College of Physicians. She is also trained in bedside ultrasound and plans to include this technology as a part of her physical examination.

Language proficiencies: Spanish