David N. Garras is a board-certified orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, with an emphasis on total ankle replacement, occupational and sports injuries, ligament and tendon repairs and reconstruction, minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, deformity correction and reconstructive surgery, as well as foot and ankle fracture care. He has a strong interest in Achilles ruptures, sports injuries, and foot and ankle arthritis.
Although Dr. Garras grew up in Southern California, he was born in Egypt and is fortunate to be fluent in Arabic. He developed his passion for orthopedics while serving as a medic in the U.S. Navy.
After his honorable discharge, he attended the University of California where he graduated, not only summa cum laude but also at the top of his class. He went on to complete his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. There, he was privileged to work with Dr. James Nunley and Dr. Mark Easley. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, in Philadelphia, P.A., and worked with Dr. Steven Raikin. Under the direction of the world-renowned foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Anderson, as well as Drs. Hodges Davis, Bruce Cohen, and Carroll Jones, he completed his fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
When he’s not working, Dr. Garras enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid Duke basketball fan but will treat Carolina fans as well. He enjoys country music, traveling, and eating spicy food. His greatest satisfaction comes from his family and from being able to help so many people.