Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Medical Director of the Healthy Homes program, where she specializes in caring for children with lead exposure. Dr. Garcia is board-certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Garcia graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The College of New Jersey and earned her medical degree and master's 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.


University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ


University of Connecticut School of Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hospital Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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.