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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
Associate 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.
If your child is returning to the classroom this fall, they’ll need some new supplies. Pediatrician Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, shares her list. School Supplies for a Pandemic Mask or face covering: Use permanent marker to label all masks with your child’s name, as well as to indicate the mask’s top, bottom, front and back. Here’s […]
Posted In: Back to School, Coronavirus, School & Remote Learning Kit
If you’re considering sending your child back to the classroom this fall, safety is probably on your mind. Schools will be taking lots of precautions to keep kids safe from coronavirus. You can too – starting right now. Pediatrician Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, who directs Connecticut Children’s Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health (REACH) program, joins the […]
Summer camps are a favorite tradition for many kids, not to mention an important source of child care for working parents – but during the current pandemic, they come with a new set of safety questions. Pediatrician Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, who directs Connecticut Children’s Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health (REACH) program, joins […]
Posted In: Coronavirus
Dr. Garcia is the host of our podcast Curbside Consult.