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Saturday, August 26 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
THINGS THAT MATTER
David Galler shares how he is trying to better the world in the field of medicine and as an author. Drawing on his upbringing, as the son of Polish Jewish immigrants (who ate pork and made yoghurt from sour milk!), David explores the relationship between his work and his Jewish heritage. How much did his parent's Holocaust background affect the career choices that he has made? To what extent does he take his Jewish heritage to work? Does he find that his cultural identity matters in these contexts? Join David for a session that challenges us all to consider the things that matter.

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David Galler

David Galler is the son of Polish Jewish immigrants. After attaining his first degree at Victoria University, David worked as a bus driver in Wellington and was known not to charge customers who boarded the bus with freshly ground coffee; "Better than any deodorant with a full load of passengers going up the Brooklyn Hill on a wet winter's day," he used to say. He was finally let go for refusing to wear socks and subsequently became a doctor. David Galler is an Intensive Care Specialist employed by the Counties Manukau District Health Board and works at Middlemore Hospital where he has been in specialist practice for 26 years. During that time he has held a variety of leadership roles within the DHB and in the broader sector, including Clinical Director of Acute Care Services at Middlemore Hospital, Principal Medical Advisor to the Minister of Health and Director General of Health, a foundation Board member for the Health Quality and Safety Commission and Director of Clinical Leadership for Ko Awatea, and as a Board member of the NZ Medical Association and the NZ Portrait Gallery. In 2015 he spent a year volunteering in Samoa, established an intensive care service, and established a network of NZ based clinicians to support acutely unwell patients in Samoa using Viber, and together with the National University of Samoa, established the first post graduate teaching programme based in Samoa. He is now basking in the late afternoon of his career... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 145