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About Dr. Garrigues

Grant E. Garrigues, M.D.

Shoulder and Elbow Specialist
  Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Education & training at Harvard, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Duke & The Rothman Institute
  • Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox
  • World renowned for compassion, diagnostic ability, and technical expertise
  • Awarded the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons European traveling fellowship
  • Over a decade of experience treating the most complex shoulder and elbow conditions
  • Former Section Head for Shoulder Reconstruction, Duke University
  • Director of Upper Extremity Research, Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH
  • Routinely Awarded the Five-Star Patient Champion Award for his clinical service
  • Receives consistently high patient satisfaction scores

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Grant Garrigues specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery and is well known as a thought leader in the field. Dr. Garrigues was recruited to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush/Rush University Medical Center from Duke University, where he served as Section Head for Shoulder Reconstruction, Co-Director of Upper Extremity Trauma Surgery, and Co-Director of the Duke Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship. While at Duke, Dr. Garrigues was routinely awarded the five-star patient champion award for his clinical service and received consistently high patient satisfaction scores. Dr. Garrigues focuses on treating each patient as if they are a member of his family.

Dr. Garrigues received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a research degree from MIT. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center and a Shoulder and Elbow Surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Garrigues was also selected as one of two surgeons representing the United States to participate in a 6-week European traveling fellowship, during which he visited 8 top shoulder centers in Europe to both share his experiences and learn cutting edge surgical techniques from a distinguished cadre of European shoulder and elbow surgeons.

Dr. Garrigues’ clinical practice focuses on the management of any and all shoulder and elbow conditions. Dr. Garrigues specializes in the treatment of shoulder arthritis--including shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder and elbow fractures-including minimally-invasive treatment options, complex shoulder instability—including arthroscopic Latarjet, and massive rotator cuff tears-including all-arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction.

Dr. Garrigues routinely publishes articles in national publications and speaks at local, national, and international conferences on cutting-edge topics related to shoulder and elbow surgery. His research has spanned the spectrum from shoulder to elbow, from rotator cuff to arthritis, and from the fundamental sciences to population health. Dr. Garrigues has won multiple awards for his research including a prestigious Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation grant in 2018 for a multicenter, randomized trial evaluating the best way to utilize physical therapy after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and is proud to be a part of an NIH R01 grant looking at tissue engineering efforts to create synthetic rotator cuff tendons.

Additionally, Dr. Garrigues has been involved in the design of multiple successful, FDA-approved shoulder replacement systems and holds multiple patents. He is a co-team physician for the NBA Chicago Bulls and MLB Chicago White Sox.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

Education

  • Harvard College2001
    Harvard College

    (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
    BA, Biochemistry
    magna cum laude
  • Harvard Medical School2005
    Harvard Medical School

    (Boston, Massachusetts)
    MD, HST program
    cum laude
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology2005
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
    MD, HST program
    cum laude
  • Duke University Medical Center2005-2010
    Duke University Medical Center

    (Durham, North Carolina)
    Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ilizarov Institute for Traumatology and Osteosynthesis2008
    Ilizarov Institute for Traumatology and Osteosynthesis

    (Kurgan, Siberia)
    External Fixation Mini-Fellowship
  • French Shoulder Mini-Fellowship2010
    French Shoulder Mini-Fellowship

    (Lyon and Nice, France)
    Shoulder Surgery Mini-Fellowship
  • The Rothman Institute2010-2011
    The Rothman Institute
    / Thomas Jefferson University
    (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
    Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Duke Chancellor's Clinical Leadership2014
    Duke Chancellor's Clinical Leadership

    (Durham, North Carolina)
    6 month “mini MBA” for leadership in academic medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)2017
    American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) European Traveling Fellowship

    (Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, UK, and Italy)
    One of two fellows representing North America

 

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeonsDiplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons ("Board Certified")
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsFellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

SPECIAL PROCEDURES

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AWARDS

Dr. Garrigues has won multiple awards for his research. He was honored with a prestigious Orthopaedic Research and Education grant in 2018 for a multicenter, randomized trial evaluating the best way to utilize physical therapy after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and is a part of an expansive, multicenter NIH R01 grant to develop synthetic rotator cuff tendons.

Dr. Garrigues’ main research goal is to integrate clinical and surgical skills with translational research to advance the care of patients with shoulder pathology. His research is aimed at shoulder health and preservation, with a focus on glenohumeral osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder and elbow fractures, and shoulder reconstruction. Arthroplasty of the shoulder, including both primary and revision surgery, is a significant part of this practice. Prior to coming to Rush, he was recently the only shoulder and elbow fellowship-trained surgeon serving Duke University, its affiliated hospitals, and the Durham VA medical center. As the Section Head for Shoulder Reconstruction, he managed a very busy reconstructive practice encompassing all aspects of shoulder surgery, with approximately 200 shoulder arthroplasty cases annually, with a high frequency of revision and complex cases. In 2018, after almost a decade as a Duke faculty member, he was recruited to Rush University Medical Center where he successfully established an even higher-volume shoulder reconstruction practice.

Dr. Garrigues’ undergraduate experiences in biochemistry and engineering at Harvard were grounded in research, and he continued that technical research training at MIT and Harvard Medical School, in the Health Sciences and Technology program, while also learning to be a clinician and graduating cum laude. He is always excited to bring his training, encompassing the latest breakthroughs in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, tissue engineering, informatics, biomaterials, and engineering to improve the quality of life for his patients.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

IMPLANT DESIGN

Dr. Garrigues has extensive training in the technical sciences with engineering experience from Harvard and MIT.  A life-long tinkerer, he enjoys bringing the latest research and his engineering knowledge together to solve real world problems.  Below is a sampling of some of the FDA cleared products Dr. Garrigues has invented or helped to design.

CLINICAL SUPPORT STAFF

To deliver high quality, timely care, Dr. Garrigues works with a caring, competent, and well-trained team:

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    Administrative Assistant
  • Elle Steele PA-C
    Physician’s Assistant
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  • Lisa Friedman MD
    Research Assistant
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