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Alexander Garber MD PhD

Shoulder and Elbow Specialist,
Sports Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

• Rotator Cuff Repairs
• Shoulder Dislocations and Instability
• ACL Reconstruction and
• Meniscal Repairs
• Elbow Injuries
• Shoulder Replacement
• Sports Injuries

Dr. Alexander Garber was raised in Hillsdale, Michigan. He holds his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, and obtained his MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He went on to start his surgery internship and residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing his residency training at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Hawai’i, he held a locum tenens surgical trauma position at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Nebraska. Dr. Garber went on to complete his Orthopaedic Fellowship training at the University of Southern California in Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction. In addition to being a staff physician at Island Orthopaedics, Dr. Garber holds a clinical faculty position at the University of Hawai’i and provides emergency trauma coverage at Queen’s Medical Center, Queen's Medical Center West, North Hawai'i Community Hospital, and Kuakini Medical Center. He is a former head team physician of Hawai'i Pacific University and a team physician for the Waipahu High School football team. In addition to caring for high-level athletes, Dr. Garber is himself an avid amateur athlete who enjoys surfing, hiking, swimming, and beach volleyball.



University of Southern California - Sports Medicine / Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction


University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Medical School

MD & PhD at Case Western Reserve University


University of Michigan

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