Helping others has always been a “state of mind” for Dr. Gagliano. During the first part of her career, she chose to become a forensics chemist so that she could help crime victims. After transferring to the medical profession, she became an active volunteer on foreign medical mission trips. And throughout her adult life, she has assisted with search and rescue operations, animal welfare efforts, and the Tar Wars Anti-Smoking Campaign for elementary school children. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Gagliano truly understands that our patients are individuals to be cared for rather than medical conditions to be treated.
Education and Training
After earning her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 2003, Dr. Gagliano attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pathology Residency Program. Following that, she switched her medical specialty and completed the York Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Prior to medical school, Dr. Gagliano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.
Certifications and Proficiencies
Dr. Gagliano is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, neonatal advanced life support, and advanced life support obstetrics.
Honors and Awards
Among her many academic honors, Dr. Gagliano received a Presidential Academic Scholarship in 1990. She also received three Exceptional Performance Awards from the U.S. Department of Justice, and a Letter of Commendation from Jeffrey Davidow, the U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, and Thomas Constantine, an administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Gagliano worked as a forensic chemist for the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration for eight years.
Dr. Gagliano enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and horseback riding. Her next equestrian goal is to learn how to jump and ride English. She also spends a lot of time with her cocker spaniels—all rescue animals. And she enjoys traveling overseas several weeks each year to volunteer on medical mission trips. So far she has been to India and Africa.