- Residency: Duke University
- Residency: Campbell Clinic
- Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
- Medical School: Tulane University
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1980)
Dr. Garth began as the Medical Director of UAB Sports Medicine Clinic in 1985, as well as the team orthopedic surgeon for the UAB athletics program, while serving as team orthopedist for many Birmingham area high schools. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery for UAB and is active in teaching medical students and orthopedic residents. He specializes in treatment of athletic injuries and particularly in correcting ligamental injuries leading to instability (ACL, PCL) of the knee, patella-femoral joint, and shoulder, including rotator cuff and throwing injuries of the shoulder. He is well respected among his peers and has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” in the field of Sports Medicine since 2001. His research has been published in many orthopedic and sports medicine journals leading a whole generation with improved results in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. He has more than 30 years experience treating athletes and safely returning them to competition. In 2007, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery created a new subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Garth achieved that certification in the first year it was offered. Dr. Garth's specialty interests include: arthoscopic surgery involving knee and shoulder joints, patellofemoral joint stability, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repairs and shoulder instability.