After graduating from the University of Michigan, Dr. Garber went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. He then completed his pediatric residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Following completion of residency, he served as a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine prior to relocating to Philadelphia for his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine here at CHOP.

Since completing his fellowship, Dr. Garber has served primarily as an attending neonatologist in the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) at Pennsylvania Hospital where he is the Director of the ICN Apnea Program. In addition, he is involved in the post-discharge care of ICt\1 babies as a member of the Hospital's Developmental Follow-up Team.

With an interest in resident and student education, he serves as the liaison between Neonatology and the residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO


Pediatrics - St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Departments and Services




Nitschke V, Baujat G; Ulrike Botschen, du Moulin M, Stella J, Le Merrer M, Guest G, Lambot K, Tazarourte-Pinturier M, Chassaing N, Roche 0, Feenstra I, Loechner K, Deshpande C, Garber, SJ, Chikarmane R, Steinmann B, Shahinyan T, Martorell L, Davies J, Smith WE, Kahler SG, Loidi L, Hahne W, Martin L, Hadj-Rabia 5, Terkeltaub R, and Rutsch F. Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy and Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum can be Caused by Mutations in Either ENPP1 or ABCC6. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2012, January 13;90(1):25-39. Epub 2011 Dec29.



Garber SJ and Harris ME. Neonatal Sepsis. In Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA (eds): Gellis & Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy (18th ed.), WB Saunders, 2006.

Posters and Presentations


Kovatch KJ, Garber SJ, Levine, MA and Kelly A. National Survey on Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity. Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2013.