Jeffrey M. Gallisdorfer is a native of Buffalo, New York. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of North Carolina with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry. He received his D.D.S. Degree in 1982 from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed a two year residency in dentistry at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1984. He has practiced in Winston-Salem since that time. He is married to the former Sherry Davis of Asheville. They have two grown sons and are members of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.