Chief, Section Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Interventions
Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Brief Biographical Sketch of
Lawrence A. Garcia, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.S.C.A.I.
Dr. Garcia received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Arizona. He was an Intern, and Resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He received his training in Cardiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa and as an interventional cardiologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Further, he received his peripheral vascular training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tuft’s University, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Garcia then served as the Chief of Vascular Medicine and Peripheral Vascular Interventions for the Florida Heart Group in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Garcia returned to Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital as a full time interventional cardiologist and Director of the Peripheral Cardiovascular Program and Peripheral Interventions at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the Director of the Interventional Fellowship Program. This program developed into one of the busiest in the city of Boston, perfrorming over 600 peripheral procedures per year. Dr. Garcia has now returned to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as Chief of the Section of Interventional Cardiology and as Director of the Vascular Medicine Program. He is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Garcia’s work has largely focused arterial occlusion-reperfusion models and the efficacy of therapeutic modalities or interventions, with regard to free radical generation or endovascular stenting outcomes. Dr. Garcia continues his research interests in a wide variety of studies including acute MI studies, unstable angina studies, interventional trials, peripheral interventional trials, angiogenesis trials, imaging modality studies, and numerous device trials for both the coronary and peripheral circulations. His work has been presented in numerous manuscripts, abstracts, textbooks and textbook chapters.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
10:30 AM – 10:38 AM MT