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Chris Gartin, MD

Chris Gartin, MD

Like many doctors, Chris Gartin, MD, dreamed of pursuing medicine from an early age. His unique perspective was formed after his grandfather received a heart transplant.

“It had a huge impact on me,” said Dr. Gartin, a general surgeon based at Methodist Physicians Clinic in Fremont. “I thought it was amazing – scientifically that it’s even possible, but also all the memories you’re able to make with that person because of medicine and the surgery.”

Inspired by his grandfather’s experience, Dr. Gartin initially wanted to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. But during his medical training, he decided to focus on general surgery. He loves the variety his work offers, whether he’s meeting with a patient pre- or postoperatively, performing a surgery, or caring for patients at the Methodist Fremont Health Center for Wound Healing.