Christopher M. Garvey, MD, is trained to provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatments for both adult and pediatric patients with simple and complex diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Dr. Garvey has special interest in head and neck cancers, nasal/sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is experienced with minimally invasive surgical techniques for thyroid/parathyroid disease, skull-base processes, and transoral laser microsurgery for head and neck malignancies, vocal cord lesions, swallowing disorders and sleep apnea.
Dr. Garvey came to Aurora from Mayo Clinic, where he was an assistant professor and clinical instructor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He graduated from Harvard University with honors before earning his medical degree. His residency training was completed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, which traditionally ranks as one of U.S. News and World Report’s top hospitals in the category of ear, nose and throat medicine (otolaryngology).
Dr. Garvey currently is chairman of the Infection Control Committee at Aurora Medical Center in Summit. He also serves as chairman of the Cancer Conference Committee at Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Summit.
Dr. Garvey has privileges at Aurora Medical Center in Summit, the Aurora Health Center Ambulatory (outpatient) Surgery Center in Waukesha and at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. (07/11)
MD, Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine, 1997
B.A., Harvard University, 1989
General Surgery, Memorial Medical Center, 1998
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2002
Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
Professional Membership or Societies
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 2002 - present
American Rhinologic Society, 2007 - present
1. Garvey CM, Turner H. The use of a custom earmold to prevent recurrent external auditory canal stenosis. J Am Acad Audiol, March 2008; 19:233-236.
2. Garvey CM. Sinus balloon dilators: one surgeon's experience and proposed indications for their use. Ear Nose Throat J, April 2009; 88(4):E12-6.
3. Garvey CM, Boylan KB, Salassa JR and Kennelly KD. Total laryngectomy in patients with advanced bulbar symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler, January 2009; 1-6.
4. Ozgursoy, OB and Garvey C. Cost-effective and safe dental protection for transoral laser microsurgery. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, June 2010; 39(3):E16-17.
5. Peterson JL, Hayostek CJ, Garvey CM, Menke DM and Rivera CE. Hodgkin Lymphoma of the Maxillary Sinus: An Unusual Occurrence. Ear Nose Throat J (in press) 2010.
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