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Harvey Edward Garrett, Jr., MD

Harvey Edward Garrett, Jr., MD

Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Specialties: Vascular Surgery, General Specialty Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Expertise: Vascular and General Specialty Surgery including: open and endovascular aortic and peripheral artery procedures, carotid artery endarterectomy and carotid stent placement both standard and trans-catheter carotid artery repair (TCAR).  Cardiothoracic surgery including heart, lung and major vessels.  Heart transplant and cardiac assist devices, robotic mitral valve surgery.

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Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic
6029 Walnut Grove Rd #401
Memphis, Tennessee 38120

Harvey Edward Garrett, Jr., MD, attended college at Emory University in Atlanta followed by medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He completed his internship, general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Garrett returned to Memphis and completed a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Currently he is a professor of surgery and program director for the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Medical School

  • Vanderbilt University, 1975-79


  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1979-84


  • Cardiothoracic: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri 1984-86
  • Vascular: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1987

Professional Organizations

  • Christian Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery
  • The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The Society for Vascular Surgery Distinguished Fellow, 2011
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Southern Surgical Association

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - General Vascular Surgery

Dr. Garrett's research encompasses the areas of cardiovascular-thoracic surgery.

  • Farres H, Gonzales AJ, and Garrett HE Jr. “Aortoduodenal fistula after endograft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm secondary to a retained guidewire”. J Vasc Surg 2012;Nov 1413-1415.

  • Garrett HE Jr, Porter C, Fonger JD, Bravo M and Martin R. “Evaluation of an unipolar RF coagulation system for epicardial AF ablation in chronic GLP canine models. Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management; 3; Dec (2012), 1042-1048.

  • Paulus E, Garrett HE Jr, Powell BS, and Stoikes NF. “Primary aortoduodenal fistula after radiation”. The American Surgeon. April 2013 online version.

  • Caceres M, He X, Rankin JS, Weiman D and Garrett HE Jr. “Risk stratification model and internal mammary artery grafting in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery within 24 hours of a myocardial infarction”. J Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2013: June.

  • Garrett HE Jr, “Options for treatment of spontaneous mesenteric artery dissection: J Vascular Surgery 2014; 59: 1433-9.

  • Zambetti B, Garrett HE Jr. “Plasmacytic Aortitis with Occlusion of the Right Coronary Artery”. American Journal of Case Reports 2016; July 549-552.

  • Maldonado T, Westin G, Mewissen M, Reijnen M, Dwivedi A, Garrett HE Jr, Perera AD, Shimshak T, Mantese V, Smolock C, Jazaeri O, Arthurs Z. “Treatment of Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease with the Endologix AFX Unibody Endograft”. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2016; April 64-74.

  • Chitwood W, Barnhart G, Accola K, Woo J, Grossi E, Mumtaz M, Sabik J, Slachman F, Patel H, Borger M, Garrett HE Jr, Rodriguez E, McCarthy P, Ryan W, Duhay F, Mack M. "TRANSFORM (Multicenter Experience With Rapid Deployment Edwards INTUITY Valve System for Aortic Valve Replacement) US Clinical Trial: Performance of a Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; February;Vol 153, No.2, 241-251.e2.

  • Garrett HE Jr, Mack, L. “Coil Embolization of Spontaneous Splenic Arteriovenous Fistula for Treatment of Portal Hypertension”. American Journal of Case Reports 2017; 18:DOI: 10.12659;1-5.

  • Garrett HE Jr. “Delayed Metallic Embolization of a Cor-Knot Fastener”. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports 2017; 6:e40-e41.

  • Hewgley W, Webb, D and Garrett HE Jr. “Migrated Embolization Coil Causes Intestinal Obstruction”. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018; 4:8-11.

  • Garrett HE Jr. Invited Discussion. “Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in adult coarctation patients”. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018; February; Vol 67, Issue 2, 369-381.

  • Arko F, Stanley G, Pearce B, Henretta J, Fugate M, Mehta M, Torsello G, Panneton J, and Garrett HE Jr. “Endosuture Aneurysm Repair (ESAR) in Patients Treated with Endurant II/IIs in Conjunction with Heli-FX EndoAnchor Implants for Short Neck Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm”. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018; In press

For Full Listing: Harvey Edward Garrett, Jr., MD, PubMed Publications

Last Published: Sep 23, 2020