Faculty Profile

Niall T.M. Galloway, MD

Associate Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Emory Continence Center

Chief of Female Urology, Emory Healthcare

Email: ngallow@emory.edu


American Board of Urology


Born and raised in Scotland, Dr. Galloway attended medical school at Aberdeen University, graduating in 1974. He received his general surgery training and board certification in the United Kingdom and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England. Following his surgical internship, Dr. Galloway pursued specialization and research in the field of female pelvic surgery and reconstructive surgery at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC.

In 1988, Dr. Galloway joined the Department of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine as Chief of Urology at Grady Memorial Hospital, a position he held until 1995. With his training, qualifications, and expertise in all facets of urological, gynecological, and intestinal/colorectal pelvic surgery, he was appointed Chief of Female Urology and established a multidisciplinary center for female pelvic urology and reconstructive surgery.

Under Dr. Galloway's leadership, the Emory Continence Center was established and progressed to become a nationally renowned Center of Excellence. The service provides comprehensive evaluation and management for pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, bowel problems, and pelvic pain. In addition to common urological and related gynecologic conditions, the center serves as the tertiary referral program for all complex incontinence conditions, pelvic organ prolapse, and reconstructive surgery from urologists in the Atlanta metro area, Georgia, neighboring states, and nationally. Dr. Galloway also serves as the Director of Transitional Care and Adult Clinical Services of the Center for Spina Bifida Research and Prevention, which was initiated in 2012.

Dr. Galloway's clinical and research interests include urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, neuromodulation, urodynamics, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic support anatomy. He is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents, and post-graduate fellows. He lectures both nationally and internationally, is the author of multiple scientific journal articles, and is the recipient of numerous international awards.


View Dr. Galloway's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • Medical School, Aberdeen University School of Medicine, Scotland, UK, Class of 1974

  • Internship, University of Edinburgh/Western General Hospital & Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1974-1975

  • Surgery Training, Royal United University Hospital, Bath, England, 1976-1980, Deaconess University Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1980-1982

  • Urology Residency, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1982-1984, University Hospital of Wales/Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 1984-1986

  • Fellowship, Female Pelvis Urology & Reconstructive Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1986-1988

Honors & Awards

  • Chair and Keynote Speaker, Scientific Session, "Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction," First Annual World Congress of NeuroTalk, Singapore, 2010

  • Keynote Speaker, Dutch Urological Association Annual Meeting, Groningen, 1999

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Bard Medal and Research Prize, "Novel Method For the Diagnosis of Neurogenic Bladder," 1986

  • Travelling Fellowship, Welsh Urological Society, 1986

  • John Hunter Award for Surgical Studies, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1974

Special Interests

  • Artificial urinary sphincter

  • Bladder exstropy

  • Bladder sling

  • Cystocele

  • Fistula

  • Genitourinary fistulas

  • Interstim implant

  • Mesh erosion

  • Neurogenic bladder

  • Neurogenic dysfunction

  • Suprapubic catheter

  • Urethral diverticulum

  • Urethral sling

  • Urethral strictures

  • Urinary diversion

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Vaginal vault prolapse

  • Women's health

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