Christine Ann Garcia, M.D., MPH


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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.

Biographical Info

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

- 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 Expertise
Lung Cancer
Thoracic Oncology
  • M.D.
    St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada)
  • M.P.H.
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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