Joe G Garcia, MD

Cancer Biology Program

Biography

Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, is the University of Arizona endowed Merlin K. DuVal MD Professor of Medicine, founder/CEO of Aqualung Therapeutics, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Garcia is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease with emphasis on health disparities, particularly of the underserved minorities. He has nearly 400 peer-reviewed publications and has an expansive portfolio of NIH-sponsored research and continues to direct large federally funded programs. Dr. Garcia is a passionate advocate for the training of physician-scientists and is an active supporter of minority medical and science students. 

Cancer Focus

Dr. Garcia is internationally recognized for his genetic-based research on lung disease and for development of novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease.