Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Chief, Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center
Professor, Medicine (Cardiology), Einstein
Pauline A. Levitt Chair in Medicine, Einstein
Heart DiseaseCardiologyCardiac imaging
Dr. Garcia is a physician, researcher and educator known for his innovative use of noninvasive cardiac imaging in the clinic, including CT angiography, echocardiography and MRI. His research focuses on why patients with diastolic heart failure have trouble doing physical exercise and the role of screening imaging tests for predicting cardiovascular events such as heart attacks.
Dr. Garcia’s cardiac imaging work has contributed significantly to the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, diastolic heart failure, cardiomyopathies and valvular heart disease. In addition, his research findings have helped to improve the safety of manned space flights and the quality of battlefield medicine. As co-director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, he has focused his attention on the cardiac health of lower income people living in urban areas such as the Bronx, where obesity, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors are common.