Peter K. Garas, MD, is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who comes to Health First from the University of Chicago Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois where he completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Garas completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program and earned his Doctor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Garas earned his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience with honors, summa cum laude, and a minor in biology from University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Dr. Garas is licensed to practice medicine in Florida. He has earned numerous awards, including the Rose A. Carey Memorial Scholarship for dedication to the field of medicine. He has published research in his field and presented at several national conferences. Dr. Garas enjoys giving back to the community and has spent several years volunteering at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. In his free time, he participates in intramural basketball, running, hiking, traveling and church activities.

Board Certification

Board-Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery

Special Focuses

Surgery of the hand and upper extremity
Hand, wrist and elbow arthritis, fractures and trauma
Microvascular surgery and nerve repair
Minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopy
Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
Dupuytren’s contracture


University of Chicago Medical Center (Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship)
Chicago, Illinois


University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical School (Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program)
Worcester, Massachusetts


University of Massachusetts Medical School (Doctor of Medicine Program)
Worcester, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Amherst (Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Minor in Biology)
Amherst, Massachusetts

Hospital Privilges

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center
Melbourne Same-Day Surgery


American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American College of Physicians
Massachusetts Medical Society
American Medical Association