Dr. Garland is associate professor of medicine and nephrology as well as associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where she has worked since she began her career in academic medicine in 2003. She is also medical director for glomerulonephritis/pregnancy in the Renal Disease Clinic and medical director of plasmapheresis at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Garland's nephrology practice specializes in rare kidney diseases. She has held many administrative roles and contributed to scholarly work with 60 invited lectures and 77 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, many involving her supervision of medical learners. She is recognized as a national clinical expert in the field of thrombotic microangiopathy, and she often consults with colleagues to help others manage this rare disease.
As medical director of the Glomerulonephritis Clinic, she aims to improve access and quality of care for patients who have kidney impairment secondary to glomerulonephritis-related diseases. Dr. Garland also actively participates in collaborative research initiatives, including clinical practice guidelines and clinical trials.
Her excellent patient care has been recognized with many awards, including the Ontario Renal Network/Cancer Care Ontario Provincial Human Touch Award, the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialist of the Year Award for her work in thrombotic microangiopathy, and the Kingston Health Sciences Medical Staff Association's Outstanding Clinician of the Year. She has also received several teaching awards from both undergraduate and postgraduate medical learners.
She received her medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Masters degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics from both Queen's University and the University of Western Ontario.