Our Medical Director
Dr. Garren joins the Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic in Boston, where he served as lead radiation oncologist of both the radiosurgery program and the brain tumor clinic for over eight years.
Dr. Garren is one of the few radiation oncologist in the United States with fellowship training in neurosurgery as well as radiation oncology.
For his research on minimizing the side effects of radiation Dr. Garren has received recognition and research support from the Defense Threat Response Agency, the Department of Defense, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Heart Association, the Sarnoff Society, the American Foundation for Aging Research, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer’s Association, the Wise Grant, and numerous others.
The State University of New York recognized Dr. Garren’s invention for improving the comfort of radiosurgery with it’s Young Innovator and Promising Investigator Awards.
Dr. Garren was the first to report on the use of IMRT and topical hypothermia to avoid permanent hair loss in brain tumor patients.
Novocure included Dr. Garren in the pioneering trial which led to Novocure’s FDA approval as a revolutionary treatment for brain tumors.
Insightec named Dr. Garren chair of the morbidity and mortality board for the Exablate device, which treats tumors of all kinds with MR-guided focused ultrasound.
In Castle Connolly’s survey, Dr. Garren was the only Lahey Clinic radiation oncologist voted one of Boston’s top doctors in each of the past four years.
Patients have chosen Dr. Garren for the the Patient’s Choice Award in each of the past three years and he has also received the Compassionate Physician Award every year since the award was created.
Months before joining the Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic, Dr. Garren was named to the first US News and World Report list of top doctors in the United States.
He has volunteered for months with Doctors of the World and received a fellowship from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation. In recognition of Dr. Garren’s philanthropic efforts, the Doctor Lahey Society named Dr. Garren one of fewer than twenty master members in Lahey’s 90-year history.
During his free time, he coaches future soccer stars Daniel, Ariella, Maya, Jonathan and Shira Garren.
“I am really excited to be joining the Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic,” said Dr. Garren, “In addition to the amazing surgical and medical talent of my colleagues, being able to offer the latest generation of Cyberknife technology to our patients is a thrill. My goal as medical director is to bring our patients the best care available on Earth, in a warm, supportive environment close to home.”