Biography: Jorge Garcia, MD
- Division Chief, Solid Tumor Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- George and Edith Richman Distinguished Scientist Chair, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Director, GU Oncology Research Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship | Urologic Oncology
Urologic Oncology - UCSF Medical Center (2003 - 2004)
Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - UCSF Medical Center (2001 - 2003)
Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (1998 - 2001)
Research Fellowship | Cancer Biology
Cancer Biology - Harvard Medical School (1995 - 1998)
Escuela Colombiana De Medicina (1994)
Jorge A. Garcia, MD, FACP, is a Professor of Medicine and Urology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the George and Edith Richman Distinguished Scientist Chair and the current chair of the Solid Tumor Oncology Division at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Garcia’s work focuses on genitourinary malignancies. He is the current director of the GU Medical Oncology clinical and research programs at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.
Dr. Garcia earned his medical degree at the Colombian School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia (South America). After completing a Cancer Biology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Garcia completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Subsequently, Dr. Garcia completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology and urologic oncology at the University of California San Francisco.
Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Garcia’s primary research interests have been in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, with special focus on developmental therapeutics, immune oncology and targeted therapy. Dr. Garcia has authored more than 250 manuscripts and book chapters and his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet, JAMA, Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Urology and BJU International, among others. He has also served on numerous editorial boards as editor and reviewer.
Dr. Garcia came to UH Seidman Cancer Center after spending 16 years at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as the Kerscher Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research and a staff physician in the medical oncology and urology departments. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Garcia also served as the chair of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center PRMC and more recently as the director of the cancer center’s clinical research office.
Dr. Garcia is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, Association of Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Garcia is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served in the past as a relevance reviewer for the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Garcia has been listed among the best doctors in Cleveland and the U.S. every year since 2009.
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As of December 31, 2016, Jorge Garcia did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.