July 2019-June 2022
John J. Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, RRT, FCCM, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. He also served a one-year term as secretary from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
Gallagher is a professor in the school of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and an advisor/clinical nurse specialist for the Trauma Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. For the last 34 years, his area of practice has been trauma and surgical critical care, with clinical interest and expertise in mechanical ventilation, respiratory monitoring and intra-abdominal hypertension/compartment syndrome.
He serves on the editorial board of AACN Advanced Critical Care and is a reviewer for American Journal of Critical Care. He’s also a member of AACN’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Additional affiliations include the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Society of Trauma Nurses, Sigma and American Association of Respiratory Care. He also serves on the NIH COVID-19 Guidelines Panel and the SCCM Airway/Mechanical Ventilation Task Force.
Recent publications include articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care and Critical Care Nurse. Gallagher wrote a chapter on mechanical ventilation for “Essentials of Critical Care Nursing,” 4th ed., which was released in 2019. He has given presentations on mechanical ventilation at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, plus other presentations at the Tacoma Trauma Conference and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ Annual Conference, among many others.
He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from LaSalle University School of Nursing, Philadelphia (2017), the Victoria Rich Transformational Leadership Award from UPHS Nursing (2015) and the Trauma Nurse of the Year Award from Penn Medicine (2005).
Gallagher earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LaSalle University, Philadelphia.