Dr. Garrison Whitaker, a Michigan native, is a graduate of the Liggett School. His Bachelor’s degree is from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, he worked in several research labs, culminating in assisting the medical examiner. Dr. Whitaker attended Howard University College of Medicine, fulfilling a childhood dream. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Graduate Hospital. Developing an early interest in Hand Surgery, he was allowed a special 3 month elective at the Curtis Hand center in Baltimore, strengthening his desire. His Hand Surgery fellowship was at the Kleinert Kurtz/ University of Louisville, where the first American hand transplant was performed. One of the oldest and largest Hand surgery programs in the country, Dr. Whitaker’s training was highlighted by complex trauma, fractures and digit replantations regularly.
Along with his partner, he created techniques for the endoscopic revision of previous open carpal tunnel release. This allows many patients with recurrent CTS to benefit from a minimally invasive apporach. Dr. Whitaker has extensive interest and experience in Dupuytrens disease for which he has lectured to other physicians and health care professionals. He also performs the Xiaflex, minimally invasive approach for Dupuytrens contractures. Dr. Whitaker is currently among the Dallas Hand Surgeons practicing at Renova Hand Centers.
Dr. Whitaker is active with his the alumni chapter of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, donating his time to various causes. In his free time, Dr. Whitaker’s outside interests are spinning, working out and independent cinema. Many nights are spent baking cookies with his daughter which they always share with patients.