OCMA Member Spotlight

Anjalee Galion, M.D.

Nationally recognized as an expert in pediatric sleep disorders, Dr. Anjalee Galion is at the forefront of pediatric sleep medicine research through her participation National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke fellowship based on a protocol to look at novel agents to improve sleep in children with autism. Appointed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, she was recently part of a national task force which published the position paper for Home Sleep Testing in the Pediatric Population. For the Autism Treatment Network, she serves as the National Co-Chair for the Sleep Workgroup and has been appointed to lead a national task force to update the guidelines for treatment of insomnia in children with autism. Dr. Galion works  with leaders across the country to evaluate the complex nature of sleep and the developing brain. 
At the state level, Dr. Galion currently serves as the Head Delegate for the Young Physician Section (YPS) of the California Medical Association (CMA). She also participates in activities as part of the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA)  and communicates with her peers  at the CMA House of Delegates where the major issues impacting the practice of medicine are discussed and where resolutions are created to improve access to high quality patient care.
Locally, in addition to her clinical work as an attending pediatric neurologist, Dr. Galion serves as the CHOC Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty’s Director of Sleep Neurology and Section Chair for CHOC  Neurology. Concurrently, she is the Associate Director of the CHOC Children's Comprehensive Sleep Program. At the University of California, Irvine, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics with comprehensive teaching responsibilities. For CHOC Children’s, she serves in several leadership capacities on hospital based councils and committees including Co-Chair for the Physician Wellness Committee and the Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty's Junior Faculty Leadership Council.
While serving as chief resident, Dr. Galion was actively involved in the residency program for CHOC Children’s child neurology training program. She was honored with the first CHOC Fellow Teaching Award for her enthusiastic didactic sessions with the pediatric residents and medical students. Her interest in teaching and enthusiasm for the field of child neurology led her to pursue the position of Assistant Program Director from 2012-2017.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Galion is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, pediatrics,  and sleep medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and went on to complete her pediatric residency training at the University of California San Francisco program in Fresno. She completed her pediatric neurology fellowship at UC Irvine and served a fellowship in sleep medicine at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Center Program in Los Angeles.

While not spending time with her colleagues at CHOC, Dr. Galion enjoys spending time and travelling with her husband and 2 daughters in North Tustin. Her husband is an Orange County native and brought Dr. Galion from the cold east coast winters to enjoy 365 days of sunshine in Orange County. 






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