Dr. William E. Garrett, Jr, MD, PhD Research Day

Dr. William E. Garrett, Jr, MD, PhD
April 23, 1949–May 4, 2019

William E. Garrett

Dr. Garrett was a consummate physician, clinician-scientist, and teacher during his 40+ years of service to Duke University Medical Center and his patients. As a specialist in sports medicine for thirty years, he served as the Medical Director of the U.S. Soccer Federation and Team Physician for the U.S. Men and Women's National Soccer teams, as well as many Duke teams. As a teacher, he has the unique distinction of earning the Outstanding Teacher Award by both the residents at the Duke and UNC Departments of Orthopaedics. He was awarded the Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Master Orthopaedist Award. Posthumously, Dr. Garrett was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame. Dr. Garrett’s research awards include the Kappa Delta Award (ORS), Citation Award (ACSM), the Award of Merit (AOSSM), Excellence in Research in the Category of Basic Science (AOSSM), the Excellence in Research Award (AOSSM), the O’Donoghue Award (AOSSM). It is his friendship, mentorship, and love of research and Sports Medicine we honor at this event.

Save the date!

 2023 William Garrett Research Day will be on Wednesday June 28, 2023

We are delighted to be welcoming as our speaker

Bruce Reider MD


  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus

  • University of Chicago

Past Research Day Programs

June 22, 2022- Dr. Martha Murray & Dr. Braden Fleming

June 23, 2021- Dr. Louis DeFrate

June 17, 2020- Dr. Bert Mandelbaum

June 14, 2019- Dr. Robert Magnussen