Dr. Gale is considered one of the world’s top authorities on the health effects of radiation. In 1986, he was asked by the government of the Soviet Union to coordinate medical relief efforts for victims of the Chernobyl disaster. In 1987, he was asked by the government of Brazil to coordinate medical relief efforts for the Goiania accident. In 1999 he was asked by the government of Japan to help treat victims of the Tokaimura nuclear accident. In 2011, Dr. Gale was called to Japan to deal with medical consequences of the Fukushima nuclear power station accident.
Dr. Gale served on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, and has more than 30 years of experience in cancer research and clinical trial design and interpretation. He is one of the world’s leading scientists in leukemia and bone marrow disorders research.