Dr. Kathleen Galligan attended University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed pre-physical therapy coursework and was accepted into the physical therapy program. She received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and her bachelor of science degree from University of the State of New York, Regents College.
She is a member of the Oregon Chiropractic Association (OCA), American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) Site Team Academy, and has served in leadership positions within the OCA and CCE.
Dr. Galligan has been in practice in the state of Oregon since 1982 and most recently owned and operated Kruse Park Chiropractic Clinic in Lake Oswego. The clinic has also served as a UWS preceptorship program since 2000, providing in-the-field training to 12th quarter chiropractic students. Dr. Galligan’s ties to UWS, stem from the late 90s, when she served as the director of the King Road clinic within the school’s clinic system. As director, she was responsible for the direction of the clinic, patient care and education of the student interns.
As dean of the college of chiropractic, Dr. Galligan will be charged with leadership and oversight of the college of chiropractic, as well as supporting the vision of the college within the university and in the larger community. In accordance with direction provided by university leadership, she will oversee all activities within the college including operations, budgeting, personnel, planning, evaluation and quality improvement.