Dr. Garner was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, attended college at the University of Arizona, and attended medical school at Stanford University. He received his training in internal medicine at the University of Rochester and was an infectious disease fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His primary interests have been clinical infectious diseases, medical education and hospital epidemiology.
Dr. Garner was the Infectious Disease Division Director at The Hospital of Central Connecticut from 1984 until two years ago when he became Chief of Medicine. Throughout his career he has been active in medical education of students, primary care internal medicine residents and infectious disease fellows.