Joe GN Garcia

Research Interests

Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, is the University of Arizona senior vice president for health sciences, the Dr. Merlin DuVal Professor of Medicine and an elected member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. An internationally noted physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator, Dr. Garcia also is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease and the prevention and treatment of inflammatory lung injury.A key member of the UA’s senior executive team, Dr. Garcia provides academic leadership for the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) colleges: the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy, the UA College of Nursing and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He also has direct leadership oversight of the UA Cancer Center.Dr. Garcia is a physician-scientist who is internationally recognized for his genetic-based research on lung disease and for development of novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease. Dr. Garcia has nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications and is well funded by the National Institutes of Health with an expansive portfolio of NIH-sponsored research and continues to direct large federally funded programs.