Educated at the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Garrity trained in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center. He spent 2 years in the USPHS in Red Lake , Minnesota as a General Medical Officer. Two years of Fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Chicago, 1981-1983, was followed by faculty membership at Loyola from 1983-2005, during which time he helped start one of the first Lung Transplant Programs in the United States. Dr. Garrity joined The University of Chicago Faculty in 2005 and has remained there since. Dr. Garrity is an early adopter of Lung Transplantation as a therapeutic endeavor for those with Cystic Fibrosis and other end stage lung diseases. Dr. Garrity has always been very active in the transplantation community, and chaired both the Thoracic and Policy Oversight Committees for UNOS, and also served on the UNOS Board of Directors.