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Dr. Garner, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1992 with a B.A in Biology. She received her medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1996. She subsequently completed both a general pediatric residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center. She is currently on staff as a clinician in the Children’s Medical Center PICU and serves as director of PICU resident and medical student education.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1996)
Children's Health Dallas (1999), Pediatrics
Children's Health Dallas (2003), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Critical Care
  • Research Interest

    • Resident and medical student education


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Macrophage migration inhibitory factor is a cardiac-derived myocardial depressant factor.
    Garner LB, Willis MS, Carlson DL, DiMaio JM, White MD, White DJ, Adams GA, Horton JW, Giroir BP Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2003 Dec 285 6 H2500-9

    Honors & Awards

    • Chief Fellow
      Pediatric Critical Care Service (2002-2003)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
      UT Southwestern Medical School (1996)
    • Roberta Joy Uhr Award
      UT Southwestern Medical School (1996)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
      Vanderbilt University (1991)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine
    • Texas Medical Association