Dr. Peter Galier, an internal medicine specialist with the UCLA Medical Group in Santa Monica, has been re-elected chief of staff at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

Galier, a Pacific Palisades resident, has been with the UCLA Medical Group since 1994.

He completed both medical school and residency at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, where he also served as chief resident.

Galier earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University.

Galier says his immediate goals include preparing Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center for an upcoming licensing and accreditation survey, expected by summer.

Other 2005 Executive Medical Board officers include David Baron, vice-chief of staff, and Chester Griffiths, secretary-treasurer.