Christine Ann Garcia, M.D., MPH
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Christine Ann Garcia, M.D., MPH


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

As a hematologist and oncologist, my job is not just that of a caregiver but also an educator and advocate. I strive for efficient and effective personalized care for each of my patients. It is my goal to ensure that my patients fully understand their diagnosis and all available treatment options. I am continuously inspired by my patients and their families who display strength and resilience amid the diagnosis of cancer and throughout therapy. I am driven to provide the excellent care that they deserve, educate them about their treatment, and advocate for their needs. I have focused my research efforts in quality improvement for the care of patients with cancer and blood disorders. As a physician at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, I work with a world-class group of physicians, nurses, social workers and nutritionists who team up to provide state-of-the-art treatment that is individualized for each patient.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Oncology


Christine A. Garcia, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Garcia cares for patients with lung cancer and patients with non-malignant (benign) hematological conditions. Additionally, she is the Director of Quality and Patient Safety and serves as the Chair of the Oncology Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Dr. Garcia received her undergraduate B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her M.P.H. from University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to medical school, Dr. Garcia worked for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services and University of California San Diego. She received her medical degree from St. George’s University with a Distinction in Research. She then received her internal medicine training at State University of New York at Stony Brook University Hospital, where she also served as a chief resident. Dr. Garcia completed her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Garcia’s research is focused on quality improvement initiatives in cancer care. Additionally, she is the recipient of two American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Awards in Palliative Care and Quality Care for her research related to quality improvement initiatives. She is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology (ASH), American College of Physicians (ACP) and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

- American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation, Merit Award in Quality Care         

- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Quality and Patient Safety Award
- American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, Palliative Care
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Fellowship Teaching Award

- Stony Brook University, Community Service Award


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada), 2012
  • M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported