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Mark Garwin, MD, JD, DABA

Medical Director

Dr. Mark Garwin, MD, JD, DABA has over 30 years of clinical experience in the field of Anesthesia in both academic medicine and private practice. His residency training and fellowship was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a former staff clinical instructor in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  In private practice Dr. Garwin has served as the chairman of the Department of Anesthesia for over 20 years at hospitals in both Texas and Southern Illinois. He believes in helping those most in need, especially those who have served their country.  As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Garwin is most qualified to serve as chief medical officer at The Albany Clinic.  The knowledge, skills, and medications used for Stellate Ganglion Block and IV Infusion Therapy are those employed daily by Dr. Garwin in the operating room setting.


Dr. Garwin’s Medical Experience

1972 - 1976
Received M.D. from University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
1976 - 1977
Internship in General Surgery Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
1977 - 1980
Residency in Anesthesiology, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
1980 - 1982
Instructor, Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Co-Founded Brigham Anesthesia West, LLC, Odessa, TX
1983 - 1989
Chairman Department of Anesthesiology, Odessa Medical Center Hospital
Co-Founded Brigham Anesthesia South, LLC, Carbonale, IL
1989 - Present
Chairman Department of Anesthesiology and Staff Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, IL Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Practice, SIU School of Medicine
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Simon Grater, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Simeon Grater, a board-certified psychiatrist, has joined The Albany Clinic as a consultant. He brings vast expertise in the field of psychiatry to the benefit of both our clinic and our patients. Dr. Grater has treated patients in Southern Illinois for 30 years and is excited to join us in providing new and innovative treatments for those suffering from Treatment Resistant Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. 

  • 1967-1971:  MD Received MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 1971-1972:  Internship.  Virginia Mason Medical Center.  Seattle, WA
  • 1972-1975:  Residency. Psychiatry Residency.  University of Rochester School of Medicine.  Rochester, NY
  • 1976-1978:  Private Practice:  Seattle, WA
  • 1978-1992:  Carle Clinic Associates.  Urbana, IL
  • 1994-2012 :  Medical Director Behavioral Health Sciences,  SSM Health System, Carbondale, IL
  • 2012- Present:  Collaborating psychiatrist for multiple advanced practice nurses in Southern Illinois

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Your initial consultation is free of charge. Schedule yours today! We offer your initial consultation free of charge! To schedule a consultation please fill out our contact form. Consultations do not require a referral, however candidates for treatment need to be in the care of a mental healthcare provider. For general inquiries please contact us via phone or email.