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Stanley P Galant, MD

Dr. Galant is on staff at CHOC Orange

Medical Director, Breathmobile, CHOC Children's


Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology

Research Focus:
Asthma diagnosis and treatment, asthma education, and new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for pediatric asthma

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Orange, CA 92868
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Stanley Galant, M.D., is medical director of CHOC Children’s Breath Mobile, CHOC’s mobile asthma treatment van. Dr. Galant has been working at CHOC since 1971 and is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric allergy, and allergy and immunology. Dr. Galant earned his medical degree from University of California Medical School, San Francisco (UCSF). He did residencies at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and the UCSF Medical Center. He did his fellowship in allergy/immunology at UCSF and was a medical fellow with the UCSF Medical Center’s pediatric radiology department and Cardiovascular Research Institute studying myocardial metabolism.

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Breathmobile, CHOC Children's


  • Medical School
    University of California Medical School, San Francisco
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Los Angeles Children's Hospital, CA
  • Pediatrics Residency
    University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • Allergy/Immunology Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco


As an asthma specialist, Dr. Galant is dedicated to asthma diagnosis and treatment, asthma education, and new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for pediatric asthma. To this end, Dr. Gallant is currently focusing on three asthma-related studies. The first study aims to detect children with asthma in preschool/school-aged children with a case detection tool that can be validated in order to provide care to underserved children in Orange County.

In his second study, Dr. Galant is collaborating with Dr. Steven George at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Together, using equipment in the Breath Mobile, they are measuring exhaled nitric oxide, which is elevated in asthmatics and is a purported marker of airway inflammation. The bronchodilator response has also been shown to correlate with markers of airway inflammation. The goal is to one day be able to use this measurement to determine clinical treatment of asthma, including need and response to medication.

Dr. Galant’s third study aims to evaluate the burden of asthma and culture beliefs about asthma in Vietnamese children in Orange County. He hopes that better understanding the Vietnamese community’s understanding and beliefs about asthma and health care access will provide Orange County practitioners with the information they need to better reach out to and and treat children in the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Allergy/Immunology

Published Works

Puckett, J.L., R.W.W. Taylor, S-Y. Leu, O.L. Guijon, A.S. Aledia, S.P. Galant*, and S.C. George*. Clinical patterns in asthma based on proximal and distal airway nitric oxide categories./Resp. res./, (in press), 2010.

Puckett JL, Taylor RWE, Galant SP, George SC. Impact of analysis interval on the multiple exhalation flow technique to partition exhaled nitric oxide. /Ped. Pulm./, 45(2):182-191, 2010.

Puckett JL, Taylor RWE, Leu Szu-Yun, Guijon O, Aledia AS, Galant SP, George SC. An elevated bronchodilator response predicts large airway inflammation in mild asthma. Ped. Pulm./,45(2):174-181, 2010.

Galant SP, Nickerson B. Lung Function measurement in the assessment of childhood asthma: recent important developments. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2010; 10: 149-154.

Berg J, Galant SP, et al. Identifying Preschool Children with Asthma in Orange County. Journal of Asthma. 2009; LJAS-2008-0147.R1

Galant SP, et al. Value of the Bronchodilator Response in Assessing Controller Naïve Asthmatic Children. Journal of Pediatrics. 2007; 151 (5): 457-462.

Galant SP, et al. The Breathmobile TM: A Novel Comprehensive School-Based Mobile Asthma Care Clinic for Urban Underprivileged Children. J School Health. 2006; 76 (6): 313-319.

Galant SP, et al. Current Asthma Guidelines May not Identify Young Children Who Have Experienced Significant Morbidity. Pediatrics; (Pediatrics 2006; 117: 4:1038-1045)

Galant SP, et al. Predictive Value of a Cross-Culture Asthma Screening Tool in an Elementary School Population. Pediatrics 2004; 114, Number 3 e307-316.

Galant SP, et al. Lack of Effect of Fluticasone Propionate Aqueous Nasal Spray on the HPA Axis in 2- and 3 “ Year-Old Patients. Pediatrics July 2003; 112, Number 1: 96-100

Galant SP. Potential Models for Improving the Care of the Inner City Child with Asthma. California Pediatrician 2002; 18:1; 7-8

Galant SP, Wilkinson, R. Clinical Prescribing of Allergic Rhinitis Medication in the Preschool and Young School-Age Child. Bio Drugs 2001; 15(7): 453-463.

Galant SP. Therapeutic Targets in Bronchial Asthma. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology 1999; Vol. 12; Number 4: 241 “ 251.

Galant SP. Allergic Rhinitis: Assessing current therapeutic options Formulary, December 1999; 34: 1016-32

Galant SP. et al. Diskus vs. Diskhalers Efficacy and Safety of Fluticasone Propionate to Dry Powder Inhaled in Patients with mild to moderate Asthma. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology March 1999; Vol. 82: Number 3, 273 “ 280.

Galant SP. et al. Fexofenadine A Viewpoint By Stanley P. Galant.. Adis International Limited 1998; (In Press).

Galant SP. Pharmacotherapeutic options for the management of asthma, Formulary 1998; 33: 343-356.

Galant SP. et al. Prevalence of sensitization to aeroallergens in California patients with respiratory allergy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology September 1998; Vol. 81: Number 3, 203-210.

Galant SP. The Evaluable Patient Annals Allergy 1997;79: 173-175

Tinkelman DG, Galant SP, Kemp J, Mitchell DQ. Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis in Children with Cetirizine or Chlorpheniramine: A Multicenter Study Ped. Asthma, Allergy & Immunol. 1996; (In Press).

Galant SP. et al. Fluticasone Propionate Compared with Theophylline for mild-to-moderate asthma. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 1996;77:112-8

Galant SP, et al. Treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis with once daily intranasal fluticasone propionate in children. J Pediatrics 1994;12J:628-34

Galant SP, et al. A randomized double-blind, parallel syrup, placebo controlled comparison of fluticasone propionate vs. theophylline in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate bronchial asthma. J Allergy Clinical Immunology 1994. 93:260. (Abstract).

Galant SP, et al. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC ASTHMA IN THE 90'S. California Pediatrician 1994; 10:44-47.

Galant SP, Berger WE. Chronic cough in children. Allergy and Asthma 1993. pp 14-15. Galant SP, Bae J. New Treatments for asthma. Hospital Physician, August 1993, pp 21-31.

Chiu JT, Nelson B, Sokol W. Ellis M, Galant SP, Novey HS. Extended evaluation of diagnostic skin testing practices in Orange County, California. Allergy Proc, July-August 1993; 14(4)283-286.

Galant SP. The little wheezer. Comp Ther. Dec 1993; 19(6):300-304.

Galant SP. Food allergy--Separating fact from fiction. Healthline, March 1992. (in press)

Sokol W, Welch M, Galant SP. Allergy diagnostic practice patterns in California. Immunol and Allergy Pract 1992; 14:395-408.

Galant SP, Haydick IB. Allergnicity of cows' milk formula hydrolysates. In vitro evaluation by FAST inhibition. Ped Asthma, Allerg & Immunol 1991;5(3)

Klein GL, Dungy CI, Galant SP. Growth and the nutritional status of non-steroid-dependent asthmatic children. Ann Allerg 1991; 67:80-84.

Nussbaum E. Eyzaguirre M and Galant SP. Dose-response relationship of inhaled metaproterenol sulfate in preschool children with mild asthma. Peds, June 1990; 85(6); 1072-1076.

Galant SP. Allergy shots for hay fever. Postgraduate Medicine, May 1989; 85:203.

Galant SP. Gupta S, Novey HS, et al. The Journal Club Proceedings. Immunology and Allergy Practice, April 1989; 157:33-36

Galant SP. Gupta S, Novey HS, et al. The Journal Club Proceedings. Immunology and Allergy Practice, April 1989; 157:33-36.

Dungy CI, Kozak PP, Gallup J, Galant SP. Aeroallergen exposure in the elementary school setting. Ann Allergy 1986:56(3):218-21.

Nussbaum E. Galant SP. Objective assessment of oral metaproternol sulfate in preschool asthmatic children. J. Ped 1987; 110:148.

Galant SP. Therapeutic approaches in acute asthma in children - in Bronchial Asthma in Children: Basic Understanding and Therapeutic Consideration. Ed. D. G. Tinkelman, et al. Mercel Dekker, 1986-87, p 231.

Galant SP. Asthma and Allergy/IgE mechanisms. Pediatric Annals 1986; 15:544.

Galant SP. Food Allergy in adults. Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology 1985-86. Ed. Lichtenstein LM and Fauci AS. B.C. Decker, Inc., Philadelphia and the C.V. Mosby Co., St Louis, 1985

Galant SP. Anesthesia in the asthmatic patient. Chapter in Anesthesia Review 4. 1987, p. 19. Ed. Leon Kaufman, Churchill Livingstone.

Galant SP. Beta Adrenergic Agonists: - Epitome. West J Med May 1984.

Galant SP, Nussbaum E. Measurement of total respiratory resistance in children by a modified forced oscillation method. Pediatric Research 1984; 18(2):139.

Galant SP, Nussbaum E. et al. Increased IgE milk antibody responses a patient with Down’s syndrome, pulmonary hemosidcrosis and cor pulmonale. Ann Allergy 1983; 51:446.

Galant SP. Current status of beta adrenergic agonist in bronchial asthma. Ped Clin N America 1983; 30:931.

Galant SP. Deficiency in most defense mechanisms of the lung in Pediatric Respiratory Disorders. Ed. Nussbaum E and Galant SP. Grune and tratton, p. 51, 1983.

Galant SP, Alfred SJ. Binding and functional characteristics of beta adrenergic receptors on the intact neutrophil. J Lab Clin Med 1981; 98:227.

Galant SP, Norton L, Herbst J, Wood C. Impaired beta adrenergic receptor binding and function in cystic fibrosis neutrophils. J Clin Invest 1981:68:253-258.

Galant SP. Basic science of adverse reactions to foods: Food chemistry - NIH primer (invitation), 1981.

Fairshter RD. Thornton DB, Gottschalk HR, Slater LM, Galant SP. In vivo and vitro cell-mediated immunity to tetanus toxoid in adults. J Aller Clin Immunol 66:452-457.

Galant SP. Immunotherapy in Brennemann-Kelly's Practice of Pediatrics.

Armentrout SA, Sweet P, Galant SP. The effect of a factor from multiple sclerosis serum on isolated T- and B-lymphocytes. J Clin Lab Immunol 1981; 5:133-136.

Galant SP. Diagnosis and treatment of status asthmaticus. Paper invited by Comp Therapy 1980; 6:51-55.

Galant SP, Duriseti L. Underwood S. Allred S, Insel P. Beta adrenergic receptors on neutrophil particulates in bronchial asthma. J Clin Invest 1980; 65:577-585.

Klein GL, Galant SP. A Comparison of antipruritic efficacy of hydroxyzine and cyproheptadine in children with atopic dermatitis. Ann Allergy 1980; 44:142-145.

Galant SP, Gillman S, Bronsky E. Pediatric allergy case studies. This is a book to be published by Medical Examination Pub. Co., Inc. Garden City, N.Y.

Galant SP. Occupation asthma - NIH primer.

Galant SP. Development of host resistance in the fetus and newborn. Perinatology-Neonatology 1980;4:15-22

Duriseti L. Romansky S, Mruthunjaya G, Galant SP. A diagnostic dilemma in a 13-month old boy with "late onset" combined immune deficiency. Am J Dis Child 1979;133:806-810

Galant SP, Underwood S, Alfred S, Hannifin JM. Beta adrenergic receptor binding on polymorphonuclear leukocytes in atopic dermatitis. J Invest Derm 1979;71:330-332

Galant SP. An update of IgE immunology. An Update in Clinical Microbiology and immunology, #1. Eds. J.M. Matsen, H.R. Hill. Gree and Stratton, New York, ( In Press)

Galant SP, Klein G, Glickman L. Serologic diagnosis of visceral larval Migrans due to toxocara caris. South Med J 1979;73:435-437

Galant SP, Underwood S, Tinsel P. Characterization of high-affinity B2-adrenergic receptor binding of (-)-(3H)-dihydroalprenolol to human polymorphonuclear cell particulates. J Lab Clin Med 1978;92:613-618

Galant SP, Duriseti L. Underwood S, Insel P. Decreased beat-adrenergic receptors on polymorphonuclear leukocytes after adrenergic therapy. NEJM 1978; 299:933-936. Galant SP. Food sensitivity in childhood Chapter in Allergic Disease of Infancy, Children and Adolescence. Edited by D.W. Bierman and D.S. Pearlman. W.B. Saunders Co., 1978.

Galant SP, Groncy CE, Duriseti S. Strick L. The effect of metaproterenol in chronic asthmatic children receiving therapeutic doses of theophylline. J Aller Clin Immunol 1978; 61:73.

Galant SP. Food Allergy in children. Compre Ther. (in press) 1978

Galant SP, Lundak T, Underwood S. Groncy CE, Mouratides D. Hetergeneity of human lymphocyte subpopulations to pharmacological stimulation. I. Lymphocyte responsiveness to beta-adrenergic agents. J Alert Clint Immune 1978;62:349

Galant SP, Franz M, Flod N. Effect of hydroxyzine as a bronchodilator in asthmatic children. ORL Digest, Allergy Digest, 1977; 27-32

Hanson G, Flod N. Wells I. Novey H, Galant SP. Bronchocentric granulomatosis: A complication of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). J Aller Clin Immunol 1977; 59:83

Galant SP, Franz ML, Walker P. Wells ID, Lundak RL. A potential diagnostic method for food allergy: Clinical application and immungenicity evaluation of an elemental diet. Am J Chin Nutr 1977; 30:512

Galant SP, Groncy CE, Shaw K. The value of pulsus paradoxus in assessing the child with status asthmaticus. Peds 1977; 61:46

Hronis TS. In vitro stimulation of subjects of peripheral blood T & B lymphocytes to mitogens. (Sponsor: SP Galant, M.D.) J Undergrad Res. Biological Sciences, University of California-Irvine, California, College of Medicine, Vol. 6:366, 1977.

Galant SP. Reliability of salivary theophylline as a guide to plasma theophylline levels. Am J Dis Child 1977; 131:970

Galant SP, Flod N. Shimizu I, Granger GA, Groncy CE. The relationship between cutaneous delayed hypersensitivity (CDH) and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in vitro responses assessed by diphtheria and tetanus toxiods. J Aller Clin Immunol 1977; 60:247.

Franz ML, Carella JA, Galant SP. Cutaneous delayed hypersensitivity in a healthy pediatric population: Diagnostic value of Diphtheria tetanus toxoids. J Peds 1976; 88:75.

Galant SP, Amin L. Lundak RL, Fowler CW. Immunological status in tuberous sclerosis. Devel Med Child Neurol 1976; 18:503.

Galant SP, Lundak RL, Eaton L. Enhancement of human E-Rosette formation by cholinergic stimuli. J Immunol 1976;117:48

Galant SP, Rucker RW, Groncy CE, Wells ID, Novey HS. Incidence of serum antibodies to several aspergillus species and to Candida albicans on cystic fibrosis. Am Rev Respir Dis 1976; 114:325

Galant SP. Biological and clinical significance of the gut as a barrier to penetration of macro molecules. Clin Ped 1976; 15:731

Galant SP, Franz M, Flod N, Recent advances in bronchial asthma Am J Dis Child 1976;130:890.

Galant SP, Remo R. Beta Adrenergic inhibition of E-Rosettes. J Immunol 1975; 114:512.

Davis R, Galant SP. E-Rosette formation in cord blood. J Pediatric 1975; 87:449.

Mulla MS, Harkrider JR, Galant SP, Amin L. Some house dust control measures and abundance and dermatophagoices mites in Southern California. J Med Entomology 1975; 12:5.

Davis R, Galant SP. Capillary pH and blood gas determination in asthmatic children. J Aller Clin Immunol 1975; 56:33.

Galant SP. Immunobiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Comp Ther 1976;2:35

Galant SP, Gerrard JW, Grazier CA. The immunology of food protein sensitivity. Ann Rev Aller 1975, 1976; 254-262.

Galant SP. Seventy-five questions. Published in the SELF-ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE IN ALLERGY Series, 1975.

Wilson A, Galant SP. Current concepts of the pathogenesis and therapy in bronchial asthma. J West Med 1974; 120:463.

Galant SP. The therapy of status asthmaticus. A quick reference to pediatric emergencies. Lippincott, 1973.

Galant SP. Bullock J, Wong D, Maibach HI. The inhibitory effect of anti-allergy drugs on allergen and histamine induced wheal and flare response. J. Aller Clin Immunol 1973;41:11

Galant SP, Maibach HI. Reproducibility of allergy epicutaneous test techniques. J Aller Clin Immunol 1973; 51:245.

Galant SP, Bullock J, Frick OL. An immunologic approach to the diagnosis of food sensitivity. Clin Aller 1973; 3:363.

Galant SP. Zippin C. Bullock J, et al. Allergy Skin Test: I. Antihistamine inhibition. Ann Allergy 1972;30:53

Galant SP. Prognosis of Asthma. Lancet I: 437, 1972.

Yu DYC, Galant SP. Gold WM. The role of the parasympathetic nervous system in human asthma: Inhibition of antigen-induced bronchoconstriction of atropine in asthmatic patients. J Appl Physiol 1972;82:823.

Galant SP. Hyposensitization therapy of allergic diseases. Am J Dis Child 1971; 121.

Galant SP. Accidental Heparinization of a newborn infant. Am J Dis Child 1967; 114:313.

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