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Wael F Garas, MD


Dr. Garas grew up in Ohio. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University and completed his residency at the University of Arizona. He also completed the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona under the direction of Andrew Weil, M.D.

Dr. Garas has practiced medicine in Colorado since 2005, working as a hospitalist for many years managing critically ill patients and as a primary care physician treating complex medical problems. He also currently the co-principal investigator and study physician for a Phase 3 research trial of MDMA assisted psychotherapy for severe PTSD in Boulder.

Dr. Garas enjoys being outside, hiking, skiing and trail running and has been an avid yoga practitioner for almost 20 years. He lives outside of Nederland with his wife, daughter and two dogs.

Affiliations Internal Medicine Associates of Boulder
  • Medical School
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Fellowship
  • University of Arizona
  • 03/25/2022

    In Oct. 2021, *Dr. Garas scheduled a *****. A typo in the report caused him to have a much greater concern (100-fold mistake in one number) and increased my ***** dose 4-fold. This apparently led to some unexpected symptoms which I discussed with him in Feb. 2022. When we realized the discrepancy and reduced the dose again and symptoms have ceased. Although no permanent harm was done, it was nowhere near ideal medical practice. More careful reading of the results report and double-checking with the radiologist to confirm would have avoided several months of higher dosing and anxiety on my part.

  • 03/25/2022

    I got my 10 minutes - no concern about my symptom. Basically - 'live with it.'

  • 03/24/2022

    Great overall. Would have loved more information on how/when to follow up.

  • 03/21/2022

    Since this was my first visit, the doctor was very attentive