Lee Ann Garner, MD, FACOG

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office Information

Novant Health Glen Meade OBGYN Autumn Hall
510 Carolina Bay Drive
Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28403

Overview

Biography

My grandmother was a nurse for over 40 years, and I thought she was the coolest person on Earth. I wanted to go into healthcare to be like her. I chose obstetrics and gynecology because it incorporates the best parts of medicine. I get to see patients throughout their lifetime and develop relationships, and I get to practice in multiple settings - office, operating room, and labor and delivery.

I work hard to stay current on new medications and techniques in my field. I like to make the patient the team leader for their healthcare team and empower them to make the best decisions while taking both science and their personal perspectives into consideration. I strive to make all patients feel comfortable so they are able to develop a relationship with me that fosters trust and respect. I am a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and believe in health equality.

I was the first surgeon in our area and with the Novant Health system to perform a vNOTES hysterectomy that allows for a complex surgery to be completed without any incisions on the abdomen.

I have an interest in hormones, menopause, vulvar dermatoses, sexual medicine and infertility.

I was born and raised in eastern North Carolina, and most of my life was spent in Kenansville, a small town in Duplin County. I graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, where I played on the tennis team, and was the first college graduate in my family.

I have always been a diehard North Carolina State fan. (Go, Pack!) I married my high school sweetheart who attended NCSU. I attended East Carolina University for medical school and had my first two children during this time. I did my residency in Charlotte, lived there for four years and had my third child during my last year of training. She was born prematurely after a very high-risk pregnancy, which has helped me to see close-up the challenges that some of my patients encounter.

I believe I'm a better doctor because of that experience and am thankful that my daughter is thriving and healthy today.

I enjoy being on the water, reading supernatural romances, running in races with my kids (when my hip is behaving) and traveling and experiencing new cultures and foods. I have traveled to Guatemala several times throughout my career and try to schedule regular medical mission trips.

Education
  • Medical School, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Residencies
  • OB/GYN, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
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