Dr. Thomas S. Garrison was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to the Clear Lake area at the age of nine. He attended Clear Creek High School and subsequently graduated from the University of Houston. He received his Podiatric Medical Degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He completed his residency in podiatric surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he currently maintains a teaching appointment in the department of orthopedics.
Upon completion of training, Dr. Garrison opened his private practice on Bay Area Boulevard in 1979. His goal was and always has been to provide the highest quality foot care available to his patients. As his practice began to thrive, it became apparent that another doctor would enhance this goal, and he was joined by Dr. Koepsel in forming Bay Area Podiatry Associates in 1985.
Dr. Garrison is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatry Surgery, is a fellow in the American College of Foot Surgeons and the American College of Hospital Podiatrists, and is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He is well known and respected throughout the state of Texas by his fellow colleagues and early in his career was recognized by the Texas Podiatric Medical Association as their "Young Practitioner of the Year" for demonstrating exceptional involvement in the profession.
Dr. Garrison has been active in both the state and local Podiatric Medical Association, holding various officess and committee chairmanships. He has also served on and chaired many local hospital committees. After serving for six years on the board of directors for the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, he resigned to accept a gubernatorial appointment to a six-year term on the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, where he also served as vice president.