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Kyle L. Garner, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine

Dr. Garner joined the medical staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 2006, but he originally hails from Atlanta, GA. He attended Davidson College in North Carolina where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology. From there he attended medical school at Wake Forest University / Bowman Gray School of Medicine and went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. With an interest in Women’s Health, he joined the Family Medicine faculty and finished an obstetrical fellowship. His interest in surgery and high-risk obstetrics grew and led him to complete another full residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee, where he received honors a gynecologic resident.

In November of 2012, Dr. Garner was elected to become Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he worked with community leaders and hospital administration to improve women’s health services in Sarasota and throughout the Gulf Coast. In 2013, he was named Physician of the Year at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was honored to serve as Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Chief of Staff in 2018 and was then promoted to Associate Chief Medical Officer at Sarasota Memorial Venice, the system’s newest hospital, where he continues to work in administration.

Dr. Garner takes a special interest in minimally invasive surgical procedures and is certified in laparoscopic and DaVinci Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery including myomectomy, hysterectomy and complex laparoscopy for endometriosis and adhesion resection. Dr. Garner also serves as an Assistant Professor with the Florida State College of Medicine, teaching medical students about women’s health. He hopes to provide the finest care to women and make Gulf Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology the premier women’s center of the Suncoast.

Date of Birth

February 07, 1971

Place of Birth

Atlanta, GA


University of Tennessee Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Regional Medical Center
Memphis, TN
Internship and Residency
June 24, 2002 – June 30, 2006

University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine
Memphis, TN
Assistant Professor
August 01, 2001- June 24, 2002

University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine
Memphis, TN
Fellowship in Women’s Health/Obstetrics
August 01, 2000 – August 01, 2001

University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine
Memphis, TN
Internship and Residency
June 24, 1997 – June 30, 2000

Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Doctor of Medicine
July 1993 – May 16, 1997

Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude
August 1989 – May 19, 1993

Board Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow, July 2009
Certified 2006 to current

American Board of Family Practice
Since 2000, Recertification completed 2017

Hospital Preiveleges / Positions

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Main Campus
Chief of Staff 2017-2018
Chief of Staff Elect 2016-2017
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nov 2012 to Nov 2016
Active staff OB/GYN 2006-Present
Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice
Acting Chief Medical Officer – 2021-current
Active Staff OB/GYN 2021-Present

Committee Positions

Active Member:

  • SMH Credentials Committee
  • Venice Peer Review Committee
  • Venice QIPSC


Florida License, 2005 – current
Tennessee License, 1998 – current, inactive

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Member in good standing since 2002

American Academy of Family Physicians
Member in good standing since 1997

Professional Interests

Minimally invasive surgery including Davinci Robotic Surgery, Low-Impact microsurgery, office-based operative hysteroscopy including Myosure, and Novasure

Personal Interests

Digital photography