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Meredith Gaither Garrett, M.D.
Expertise: Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colon Polyps, Diverticulitis, Gallbladder Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Spleen Surgery ...read more
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Surgery Foxhall
Appointment Phone: 202-895-1440
3301 New Mexico Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center
Appointment Phone: 240-762-5120
6420 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Dr. Meredith G. Garrett is a breast and general surgeon at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as a surgical consultant to the U.S. State Department. She is board certified in surgery and practices out Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md. as a Johns Hopkins Community Physician.
Dr. Garrett specializes in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, as well as biopsies including sentinel lymph node biopsies for melanoma and breast cancer, diverticulitis, hernia repair, colon cancer and polyps, gallbladder surgery and spleen surgery.
Dr. Garrett earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed a surgical residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by service in the U.S. Army. Dr. Garrett was the Medical Commander of the 135th Forward Surgical Team in Korea, specializing in battlefield surgery. She also spent time serving in Northern Virginia, Honduras and Egypt. Completing her service, Dr. Garrett became the program director for breast cancer survivors at Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she also trained surgical fellows in breast surgery. She also trained residents in general surgery at the Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Garrett is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the D.C. Medical Society and other medical organizations. She was named a Top MD by Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine.
Every year, Dr. Garrett dedicates time working in the central highlands of Bolivia to provide direct surgical care to those who would otherwise go without appropriate medical interventions. She also teaches local Bolivian surgeons advanced surgical techniques, specifically laparoscopic skills.
Departments / Divisions
- Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital
- MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1991)
- National Capital Consortium - Uniformed Services University / Surgery (1996)
- American Board of Surgery / Surgery (1997, 2004)
Activities & Honors
- Top M.D., Consumers' Checkbook
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Society of Breast Surgeons
- D.C. Medical Society
- Surgical Consultant, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.