Dr. Garner came to Sarasota in 2006, but he originally hails from Atlanta, GA. He attended Davidson College in North Carolina where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology. From there he attended medical school at Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine and went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. With an interest in Women's Health, he joined the Family Medicine faculty and finished an obstetrical fellowship. His interest in surgery and high risk obstetrics grew and led him to complete another full residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee, where he received honors as a gynecologic resident.
Dr. Garner takes a special interest in minimally invasive surgical procedures and is certified in laparoscopic and DaVinci Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery including myomectomy, hysterectomy, and complex laparoscopy for endometriosis and adhesion resection. In November of 2012, Dr. Garner was elected to become Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he works with community leaders and hospital administration to improve womens health services in Sarasota and throughout the Gulf Coast. Dr. Garner also serves as an Assistant Professor with the Florida State College of Medicine, teaching medical students about women's health. He hopes to provide the finest care to women and make Gulf Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology the premier women's center of the Suncoast.
Dr. Garner moved here with his wife Kristi, a Sarasota native, and their three girls in an effort to be closer to family.