University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Lung Center

Bio for Garth Garrison, M.D.
Garth Garrison, M.D.

Garth Garrison, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Med-Pulmonary, UVM Given Rm D-208B


2001 - 2005    University of Utah School of Medicine
                        M.D. awarded May 2005

1997 - 2001    University of Utah
                        B.S. in Chemistry awarded May 2001

Postdoctoral Training

2005 - 2008    University of Michigan Internal Med Residency
                        Certificate of completion awarded June 2008

2008 - 2012    Univ. of Michigan Pulm & Critical Care Fellowship
                        Certificate of completion awarded June 2012

Board Certification

2007   National Board of Medical Examiners
2008   American Board of Internal Medicine
2010   Pulmonary Diseases, ABIM
2011   Critical Care Medicine, ABIM

Professional Societies

2009 - present    American Thoracic Society
2009 - present    Michigan State Medical Society

Professional Positions

July 2010 - August 2011
    Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Attending Physician, Critical Care

September 2011 - present
    University of Vermont/FAHC, Burlington, Vermont
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, PCCM Department

Research Support

2000 - 2001
    Research Assistant, University of Utah Dept of Biochemistry
    Preceptor Dennis Winge, Ph.D.
        Worked on purification and characterization of
        yeast protiens involved in copper transport.

    Study Assistant, University of Utah Dept of Radiology
        Acted as study coordinator during IRB, OSP approval
        phases for Phase III trial of a novel MRI contrast agent.

2008 - 2011
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow, University of Michigan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Preceptor: Marc Peters-Golden, MD
        Investigation into the mechanism of prostaglandin E2
        mediated suppression of fibroblast to myofibroblast

Awards and Honors

1997    Honors at Entrance Scholarship, University of Utah
            Four year full-tuition scholarship awarded for academic

2000    Leon Waters Memorial Chemistry Award, Univ. of Utah
            Awarded for achievement in Junior-level Chemistry

2003    Charles Hetzel Scholarship, University of Utah SOM
            Awarded for academic achievement

2004    Third Place, Associate Poster Competition, Utah ACP
            Awarded at the 2004 American College of Physicians
            Utah Chapter Scientific Meeting


Heaton DN, George GN, Garrison G, Winge DR. The mitochondrial copper metallochaperone Cox17 exists as an oligomeric, polycopper complex. Biochemistry 2001; 40: 743-51
Garrison G, Hyzy RC. Phsyiologic and pathophysiologic consequences of mechanical ventilation. In: UpToDate, Bashow DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2011
Garrison G, Chan KC. Pneumonia. In: Singh H, editor. Infections in Organ Transplant Recipients. New York, NY. ESUN Technologies, LLC 2012 (in press)
Garrision G, Shen M, Naik P, Kovach M. Recommended reading from the University of Michigan Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011; 183: 129-30
Garrison G, Huang SK, Okunishi K, Scruggs AM, Peters-Golden M. (2012). Reversal of Myofibroblast Differentiation by Prostaglandin E2. Manuscript submitted for publication.