Biography

Dr Gary Galambos is well-recognised within his medical specialty as being a talented Psychiatrist with a diverse skillset, experience and track record of mental health service provision, development and reform.  

He has a rather unique professional profile of being not only an enthusiastic private practice clinician, but also has a CV demonstrating that he is an adept educator, mental health service developer and robust, effective leader, role model and mental health system advocate for public and private sectors. 

Dr Galambos has been dedicated to improving mental health literacy – providing lectures, training, supervision and mentoring to numerous psychiatry trainees, career medical officers in psychiatry, medical students, general practitioners and allied health clinicians within the public and private sectors. 

He served for many years as counsellor for a charity, the Medical Benevolent Association of NSW, helping doctors in distress suffering psychosocial problems, and Dr Galambos contributed to improving awareness, early intervention and prevention by conducting numerous lectures about doctor’s health and wellbeing.

Dr Galambos developed progressive postgraduate and university-affiliated research training programs within the private sector whilst serving for over ten years as medical director of a large 100-bed private psychiatric hospital in Sydney. Whilst in the role of medical director of St John of God Hospital Burwood, he contributed to the development of multiple innovative hospital-based services:

Developing early intervention services for young adults with emerging mental disorders in NSW has become Dr Galambos’s special interest over the past ten years and in 2012 he began practicing within a cutting-edge subspecialty unit catering to this population: ‘Uspace’ – the Young Adult Mental Health Unit at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst, Sydney, with links to the Brain and Mind Centre and Headspace at Sydney University, Camperdown in Sydney.  

Dr Galambos has been a highly visible proactive advocate of private psychiatry, having chaired the Section of Private Practice between 2008 and 2014 and continuing to serve as Deputy Chair, during which some of his achievements have included: 

Dr Galambos has been a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) NSW Branch Committee since 2003, and, between 2014 and 2018, he served two consecutive terms as the Chair (President) of the RANZCP NSW Branch, during which he: 

In addition to contributing to the design and development of purpose-built contemporary psychiatric hospital units, Dr Galambos has, over the past ten years, been developing a cutting-edge online e-mental health literacy education, training and support program that will enhance and compliment face-to-face mental health care, as he is convinced that e-mental health can revolutionise mental health care advancement.