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David Garras, M.D.
Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
David Garras, M.D.

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.

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
Toe deformities
Foot and ankle arthritis
Second Language:Arabic
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure

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Morgan Holt

Dr. Garras has office hours at the following locations:

Rush Oak Park Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

In the News

Dr. David Garras Aids the People of the Dominican Republic One Step at a Time
Dr. Garras Offers Tips for Choosing Safe, Healthy Women's Boots
Dr. David Garras Offers Tips for Safe Boots This Winter
Ankle Replacement Surgery is the New Treatment of Choice for Qualified Patients with Ankle Arthritis
7th Annual 'Soles for Souls' Event Benefits Numerous Homeless Chicagoans
MOR Foot and Ankle Specialists Give Back to Chicago-area's Homeless
Achilles Tendon Study Published by New MOR Physician Dr. David Garras

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