Christine Kim Garcia, MD, PHD

Specialties:
Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Pulmonology
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Overview

Dr. Christine Kim Garcia is the Frode-Jensen Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her laboratory studies the genetic basis of lung disease, including pulmonary fibrosis. She is the Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Division within the Department of Medicine, a member of the Center for Precision Medicine and Genomics and an affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Medicine.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Asbestos Respiratory Problems
  • Genetic Lung Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Restrictive Lung Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine

Administrative Titles

  • Frode Jensen Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Parker B Francis Fellow
  • Charles E Culpepper Medical Scholar
  • Doris Duke Distinguished Young Investigator
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation

Research

Research Interests

  • Discovery of rare genetic mutations underlying adult-onset lung disease
  • Understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease
  • Using patient cohorts to translate genetic discoveries

Grants

“Pulmonary Fibrosis and Telomerase Dysfunction”
Principal Investigator: Christine Kim Garcia, MD, PhD
Agency and Type: NIH/NHLBI, R01HL093096 
Period of support: 4/1/2009 – 6/30/2025
Overall goal: A multi-pronged approach for studying the relationship between human pulmonary fibrosis and telomerase dysfunction using genetic and genomic tools.

“COVID-19 Lung Injury, ARDS, and Thrombosis: Acute Disease and Long-Term Phenotypes”
Principal Investigator: Christine Kim Garcia, MD, PhD
Agency and Type: Department of Defense; PR202907
Partnering Principal Investigator: Matthew Baldwin, MD
Period of Support: 4/1/2021-3/31/2025