Garrett Levy-Meeks, MD, MS
Dr. Levy-Meeks joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2019. He is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island East. Dr. Levy-Meeks earned a Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas, a Master of Science in medical science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Dr. Levy-Meeks is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Dr. Levy-Meeks' academic and clinical interests include integrative medicine, palliative care, LGBTQIA medicine, and health policy.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DR. LEVY-MEEKS
I am a Texan born and raised and have lived in all corners of this great state. I am originally from the Waco area. I attended college in Austin at the one and only University of Texas at Austin. I then completed a master’s degree in Fort Worth, taught in Houston, and finally ended up in Lubbock for medical school. Then for my Family Medicine residency, I came back to southeast Texas to train at UTMB.
I chose Family Medicine because I genuinely enjoyed all the aspects of medicine I encountered. I liked delivering babies, playing with kids, and helping people make the important changes in their lives. In Family Medicine, I get to take care of my entire patient, their family, and their community. My earliest medical role model was an old timey doctor in my hometown. He had seen and done everything, and always told me stories of going from ranch to ranch and town to town during the 50’s. He was THE doctor for many of those small, central Texas places, and an important part of the community in every one of those places as well. Family Medicine offers me the same sort of opportunity today, to help make my patients and their communities physically and mentally healthier.
I chose UTMB because no other place I encountered felt as much like a family. The residents, faculty, nurses, and staff all work together to support each other and deliver the best care possible to the patients they serve. That kind of supportive environment was exactly the kind I wanted to train in, and I hope to do my fair share to help this culture of caring grow and flourish.
Outside of medicine, I like reading, hiking and camping, and playing trivia.