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Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BS, The College of New Jersey 2006
MD, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, 2009
MPH, Rutgers University School of Public Health, 2017


Pediatrics, University of Connecticut 2009-2012

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at Connecticut Children’s in February 2013.

    She serves as the medical director of the Healthy Homes program and specializes in caring for children with lead exposure. She is an associate program director for the pediatric residency program where she leads the advocacy program.

    Dr. Garcia graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Science in Biology from The College of New Jersey and earned her medical degree and masters in environmental health from Rutgers University. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident.

    Dr. Garcia is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Additional Information

    Dr. Garcia is the host of our podcast Connecticut Children’s presents The Curbside Consult. The monthly podcast takes an in-depth look into a condition that is impacting patients. Each episode includes a specialist who can further discuss each case, and a patient to elaborate on their experience. This podcast helps parents and their children learn more about common pediatric conditions. It also provides a quick way for medical professionals to learn about specific cases that may help them take better care of their patients.

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