“A healthy body and healthy emotional state go hand in hand.”
Language(s) - English, Russian
Dr. Galena Kolchugina always wanted to be a doctor and found pediatrics to be the perfect way to combine her interest in science and desire to take care of people.
A Corvallis native, Dr. Kolchugina, is interested in all aspects of pediatric care. She is particularly fascinated by the newborn and early childhood periods during which dramatic changes occur in growth and development. “It’s amazing for me to see my patients grow and change through all the stages of their childhood.” She also enjoys adolescent health and the management of acute and chronic illnesses.
Dr. Kolchugina and her husband have two young children, and she says being a mother has also made her a better pediatrician. Outside of work, she enjoys music, running, and nature.
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Torrance, CA, 2015
Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences, Portland, OR, 2012; Master of Public Policy, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2007; Bachelor of Science, Symbolic Systems - Human-Computer Interaction, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2002
The Corvallis Clinic, Pediatrics Department, 2018 to current; Health Point Medical Clinic, Des Moines, WA, 2015-2018
American Board of Pediatrics
Publications and Posters
Abnormalities in Parentally Rated Executive Function in Methamphetamine/ Polysubstance Exposed Children, Brian Piper, Summer Acevedo, Galena Kolchugina, Robert Butler, Selena Corbett, Elizabeth Honeycutt, Michael Craytor, Jacob Raber, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2011 vol. 98 432-439
Gender-Based Differences in Placental Chorangiosis are Related to Increased Fetal Weight in Males and Maternal Age in Females, Galena K. Kolchugina & Terry K. Morgan, Poster presented at the 2011 Society for Gynecological Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting, Miami, Florida, March 18, 2011
Placental Chorangiosis is Associated with Increased Fetal Weight: Age Matched Controlled Twin Study Galena K. Kolchugina & Terry K. Morgan, Poster presented at the 2010 Society for Gynecological Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting Orlando, Florida, March 26, 2010
Fuctional and Morphometric Brain Dissociation Between Dyslexia and Reading Ability Fumiko Hoeft, Ann Meyler, Arvel Hernandez, Connie Juel, Heather Taylor-Hill, Jennifer L. Martindale,
Glenn McMillon, Galena Kolchugina, Jessica M. Black, Afrooz Faizi, Gayle K. Deutsch, Wai Ting Siok, Allan L. Reiss, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, and John D. E. Gabrieli PNAS March 6, 2007 vol. 104 no. 10 4234-4239
Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care Allison Townsend, Galena Kolchugina, Applied Policy Project for UCLA Masters of Public Policy and Published in Student Reports, The Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, UCLA School of Public Affairs Los Angeles, June 30, 2006
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Comments From Patients
Dr. Kolchugina is kind and caring. She takes time to discuss our concerns and we feel confident in her as a doctor. We are so grateful to have her as our kids pediatrician.
Wonderful staff. Caring, professional and solutions-oriented. 🙂