Meredith G. Garrett, M.D., is a breast and general surgeon at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, and a surgical consultant to the U.S. State Department, providing surgical consultation for diplomats both in the United States and overseas.
Dr. Garrett specializes in surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the breast; breast ultrasound; minimally invasive breast biopsy; benign and malignant diseases of the colon; and laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the intestinal tract, hernias and spleen.
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 United States Army. Dr. Garrett was the Medical Commander of the 135th Forward Surgical Team in Korea, specializing in battlefield surgery. She also spent time serving as a general surgeon for the U.S. Army in 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 MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Garrett is involved with several quality improvement initiatives at Sibley to improve surgical outcomes for patients, and is a member of the Operating Room Committee. She is responsible for coordination of ongoing learning activities (CME) for practicing general surgeons and other specialists at Sibley.
Dr. Garrett is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Sibley Medical Association.
Dr. Garrett has been repeatedly named a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, and has earned the Tops Doctors Award for Northern Virginia and the John Carroll Society Pro Bono Health Care Award.
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.