Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Dr. Garras specializes in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery, with an emphasis on total ankle replacement, work and sports injuries, ligament and tendon repairs/reconstruction, minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, deformity correction and reconstructive surgery, and foot and ankle fracture care. He also has an acute interest in achilles ruptures, sports injuries, and foot and ankle arthritis.
Dr. Garras was born in Egypt and grew up in southern California. He is fluent in Arabic. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a medic and was honorably discharged.
After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of California, where he graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class, Dr. Garras went on to complete his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC where he worked with Dr. James Nunley and Dr. Mark Easley. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, in Philadelphia, PA and worked with Dr. Steven Raikin. Under the direction of Drs. Robert Anderson, Hodges Davis, Bruce Cohen, and Carroll Jones, he then went on to complete his fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Garras is very active in research. He has written numerous articles, book chapters, and publications. He has received multiple awards for his research including the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, and the Alpha Omega Alpha research award.
Dr. Garras is married and has a 4-year-old son. He enjoys spending time with his family.
|Practice Emphasis:||Foot and Ankle Surgery|
|Medical School:||Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC|
|Residency:||Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA|
|Fellowship:||OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC|
|Board Certification:||Currently Board Eligible - Orthopedic Surgery|
|Special Procedures:||Total ankle replacement|
Work and sports injuries
Ligament and tendon repairs/reconstruction
Minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques
Deformity correction and reconstructive surgery
Foot and ankle fracture care
|Research Interests:||Achilles ruptures|
Tendon and ligament injuries
Foot and ankle arthritis
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
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