Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia (born 1954) is an American pulmonary scientist, physician and academician.
Biography and career
Garcia was born in 1954 in El Paso, Texas and completed his B.S. in Biology at the University of Dallas in 1976. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1980. He completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1980–1983) and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Albany Medical College (1983–1985).
Garcia began his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler (1985–1988) where he established the occupational lung center. He became an Associate Professor to Indiana University School of Medicine (1988–1998) where (in 1992) he was endowed full Professor in Indiana University School of Medicine history as the Dr. Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine.