Garret Garofolo, MD
Garret Garofolo was born and raised in Commack, New York. Growing up, Garret played competitive ice hockey across the continent and whose appears in the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. Although his ice hockey career was cut short due to a freak accident, the care he received from a prior SPRI alumnus opened his eyes to the rewarding field of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and lower extremity trauma. After graduating from high school, Garret attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he majored in biomechanics, neuroscience, and applied physiology, and graduated with Honors.
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
Garret completed his medical training at AUC School of Medicine and his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, an affiliate of Northwell Health. Garret’s residency training included a trauma surgery rotation at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland, a pediatrics rotation at Connecticut Children’s Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, and a Foot and Ankle rotation at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Garret has always been passionate about education and research. During medical school, Garret was on the Dean’s list and a member of the honor society, received multiple peer nominated awards for teaching, and graduated at the top of his class. Additionally, Garret published numerous peer reviewed articles and presented his research at both national and international meetings. Garret's particular academic interests include the management of shoulder, knee, ankle and hip pathology in non-elite and elite athletes, optimizing surgical and nonsurgical outcomes in sports medicine, and shoulder arthroplasty.
Following residency, Garret completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship in Los Angeles at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Garret is looking forward to additional subspecialty training in sports medicine foot and ankle and lower extremity trauma this year at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic.
Garret will be joined by his wife, Laurel S. Fensterstock, Esq., and their newborn son, Bennett, in Vail. Garret and Laurel, and we suspect Bennett will soon, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, playing golf and hanging around a campfire. Together, they are excited to join SPRI for the incredible training and mentorship it has to offer, and once in a lifetime opportunity to live in Vail.