Alava, Galo

Title:  Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management

Department: Healthcare Management

Phone: 352-588-7866



  • Medical Doctor, Universidad Central del Ecuador 1983
  • Master of Business Administration (Business Administration), University of Phoenix 2001  


Dr. Galo Alava is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at the University Campus, FL.  A member of the Saint Leo Community since 2004.

Dr. Alava received his Medical Doctor Degree from Universidad Central del Ecuador and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Prior to coming to Saint Leo University, Dr. Alava worked as Chair of Surgical Technology Program at Florida Metropolitan University.

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Alava’s interests are: medical ethics, health care disparities, health care reform, social determinants of health care, health care financing, medical technology and informatics.


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