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Gaelyn Garrett MMHC, MD

Senior Executive Medical Director, Vanderbilt Voice Center, Master of Management in Health Care, Guy M. Maness Chair, Laryngology and Voice, and Professor of Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Breathing Disorders
  • ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology)
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Swallow Disorders
  • Voice Disorders

Conditions and Treatments


1215 21st Ave. S., 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232


  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988
  • Residency - University of North Carolina Health Care System, 1994
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1995
  • Management in Health Care - Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 1996

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Garrett is very proficient in her field. Very skilled and professional. She make you feel comfortable and is very welcoming.
March 19, 2024
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I am very very fortunate to have hese people
March 7, 2024
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Dr Garrett was everything you would look for in your doctor! She was knowledgeable, professional, kind and encouraging!
March 2, 2024
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Dr. Garrett is the best!!!
February 27, 2024
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Dr Garrett is one of the best doctors I have received care from. She's been treating me for decades
February 25, 2024
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I seldom have questions as I have been going 20+ years to the same provider.
February 23, 2024
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Dr. Garrett is the best. I feel like I always ask the same questions, but she is always patient and forthcoming with recommendations. She doesn't act like she's in a rush. Spasmodic Dysphonia Is such an Individualized disease and no two patients react the same, it can be very defeating to try to manage. I feel like everyone at Vandy understands that and does what they can to walk a patient through treatment options. I also like the other staff/assistants who are in the room. Always friendly, professional, attentive.
February 20, 2024
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She is always so caring and takes time to listen to my problems.
February 6, 2024
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I've never had a better overall experience at a physicians office.
February 5, 2024
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