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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
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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.
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.
As childcare centers reopen in Connecticut, parents have a lot of questions about safety. Pediatrician Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, who directs Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program, joins the blog with answers. How will childcare centers keep kids safe from COVID-19? Every childcare program should have a plan in place to protect staff, children and their […]
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With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, we’re all trying to do a better job disinfecting items and surfaces that get a lot of contact. That goes for baby gear, too. Of course, cleaning baby gear is important all the time to remove germs, dirt and other soiled materials. But there are so many different kinds of […]
Posted In: Community Health, Coronavirus
Dr. Garcia is the host of our podcast Curbside Consult.
After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
Call your child’s specialty clinic today to schedule a surgery, procedure or appointment, or to schedule a Video Visit.
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