19 Facts About Anthony Galea


Anthony Galea earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo in Health Studies and then earned his medical degree at McMaster University in Hamilton in 1986.


Anthony Galea has been published in medical journals and is the author of the book, Dr Galea's Secrets to Optimal Health - Body and Spirit, which was published in 2007.


In 2003, Anthony Galea became the team physician for the Toronto Argonauts, serving as physician for the team until 2009.


Anthony Galea acted as team physician for the St Vincent Grenadine World Cup Soccer team in 2004.


Anthony Galea has functioned as a sports physician for many professional competitions.


Anthony Galea served as a team physician for Team Canada in the Olympic Winter Games in Japan in 1998.


Anthony Galea was one of the first sports medicine physicians to use Platelet-rich plasma therapy as a way to treat his patients' injuries.


Anthony Galea's confirmed clients include golfer Tiger Woods, Olympic medalists Dara Torres, Mark McCoy and Donovan Bailey, NFL players Jamal Lewis, Javon Walker, Santana Moss and Chris Simms, and figure skater Patrick Chan.


On February 28,2010, The New York Times reported that Anthony Galea treated New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in March 2009 and that Rodriguez's rehabilitation from hip surgery was overseen by Dr Mark Lindsay, an associate of Anthony Galea.


Anthony Galea was found carrying a stimulant that is banned by the Olympics when he arrived in Sydney during the 2000 Summer Olympics.


Anthony Galea was never charged and was allowed to enter the country, but Australian customs seized his medical bag.


On December 15,2009, The New York Times and the Associated Press reported that Anthony Galea was the subject of a joint investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Buffalo Field Office for allegedly providing elite athletes with performance-enhancing drugs, as well as criminal conspiracy.


Anthony Galea was arrested in Toronto on October 15,2009 but never faced charges.


On July 6,2011, Anthony Galea pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of bringing mislabelled drugs into the United States for the purpose of treating professional athletes.


On December 16,2011 Anthony Galea was sentenced to one year unsupervised release, and no accompanying jail time.


Anthony Galea is not allowed to enter the United States without authorization from the United States Department of Homeland Security.


In 2001, Anthony Galea experienced what would be considered as a spiritual awakening.


Anthony Galea followed this calling, and "a week later, sitting by himself in a small chapel on the Mount of Olives, Galea says he reconnected with God".


Anthony Galea has volunteered and fundraised for the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, the largest rehab hospital in the Middle East, which treats wounded Israeli soldiers.