Derrick C. Gale, MD

Hometown: Cedar City, UT

Personal Statement: Our department enjoys the highest caliber teaching faculty and residents, an abundance of clinical exposure and high surgical volume and complexity, and highly productive research efforts making it my residency program of choice. In Southern Utah, I grew up enjoying skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, boating and camping. I played soccer throughout high school and college. On my days off, I love spending time with my wife a two daughters at the many family oriented places in St. Louis and gardening and playing in our yard.



Undergraduate: Southern Utah University, BS, 2009, Dean's List

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, 2013


  • Hubbard Foundation Scholarship & University of Utah Alumni Medical Scholarship
  • UROP Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • SUU Honorable Freshman Award


Error M, Wilson KF, Ward PD, Gale D, Meier JD. Assessment of Otolaryngic Knowledge in Primary Care Residents. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 Mar; 148(3): 420-424.

Symons JD, McMillin SL, Riehle C, Tanner J, Palionyte M, Hillas E, Jones D, Cooksey RC, Birnbaum MJ, McClain DA, Zhang Q-J, Gale D, Wilson LJ, Abel ED. Contribution of insulin and Akt1 signaling to endothelial nitric oxide synthase in the regulation of endothelial function and blood pressure. Circulation Research. 2009 May; 104(9): 1085-1094. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19342603.

Zhang QJ, Holland WL, Wilson L, Tanner JM, Kearns D, Cahoon JM, Pettey D, Losee J, Duncan B, Gale D, Kowalski CA, Deeter N, Nichols A, Deesing M, Arrant C, Ruan T, Boehme C, McCamey DR, Rou J, Ambal K, Narra KK, Summers SA, Abel ED, Symons JD. Ceramide Mediates Vascular Dysfunction in Diet-Induced Obesity by PP2A-Mediated Dephosphorylation of the eNOS-Akt Complex. Diabetes. 2012 Jul; 61(7): 1848-1859. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22586587.