Sean Garringer, MD

Sean Garringer, MD

  • Hand Surgery
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  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
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  • Orthopedics
  • Bio

    Dr. Garringer graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from Butler University in 1999. He was awarded a Top 100 Students Award and the Senior Chemistry Award for outstanding performance in the field. He completed his research thesis with Dr. Anne Wilson in Organic Chemistry.

    After graduation, Dr. Garringer completed a research internship with Dr. James Marr, Director of Indiana University Department of Nephrology. He entered the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999 and received the Eli Lilly Rural Health Fellowship. He also completed an Intercambio Humanitarian Mission to Tabi, Mexico. In 2003, he entered residency at Indiana University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Dr. Garringer moved with his wife, Dr. Kate Garringer of McDaniel Family Eyecare, to her hometown of Shelbyville after graduation and joined the Major Hospital team in 2008. He is currently the Chief of Surgery for MHP and has held that position since 2017. He is especially interested in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery and trained at Methodist Sports Medicine and the Indiana Hand Center.

    At home, Dr. Garringer loves gardening, landscaping, and carpentry. He is a published author and professional photographer. He serves as Science and Technology Advisor for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, specializing in Biotechnology and Life Sciences. He sits on the Advisory Board for Ivy Tech Columbus Surgical Technology Program. His research has been cited in over 150 subsequent works.


    Safety of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Performed as Outpatient Surgery Garringer, Sean M. MD*; Sasso, Rick C. MD†

    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 23(7):p 439-443, October 2010.

    Inhibiting cadherin function by dominant mutant E-cadherin expression increases the extent of tight junction assembly.

    M. Troxell, S. Gopalakrishnan, J. McCormack, Bradley A. Poteat, J. Pennington, Sean M. Garringer, E. Schneeberger, W. Nelson, J. Marrs

    Journal of Cell Science: 15 March 2000

    Microwave Synthesis of Benchmark Organo-Iron Complexes Sean M. Garringer, A. Hesse, Anne M. Wilson

    Chemistry - Organometallics: 6 November 2009

  • Education

    Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN
    Residency: Indiana University; Indianapolis, IN
    Internship: Indiana University; Indianapolis, IN


    Licensed Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Board Certified: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support

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