Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
  • Pain Control
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Histologic Variants of Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Testicular Cancer
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About Jorge Garcia, MD

Jorge A. Garcia, MD., FACP, is The Kerscher Family Chair for Clinical Prostate Cancer Research at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Garcia is a staff physician and member of the Department of Hematology and Oncology and Urology at the Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute and Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. Dr. Garcia’s work focuses on clinical and translational research in genitourinary malignancies. He is the current director of the advanced prostate cancer research program at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Garcia earned his medical degree at the Colombian School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia (South America). After completing a Cancer Biology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Garcia completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Subsequently, Dr. Garcia was awarded a fellowship in hematology and oncology and Urologic Oncology at the University of California San Francisco.

Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Garcia’s primary research at the Cleveland Clinic has been in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, with special focus on developmental therapeutics and immunotherapy. Dr. Garcia’s has authored over 150 manuscripts and his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals that include New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Urology, Cancer and BJU International among others. He is an associate editor for several journals focused in GU oncology and a reviewer for several other medical journals including, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer, Urology, Annals of Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical and Experimental Medicine and the BJU.

Dr. Garcia is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and served as a relevance reviewer for the American Board of Internal Medicine. He served as the Chair of the Scientific Protocol Review Committee and currently, he is the Medical Director of the Clinical Research Office at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Garcia has also been listed among the best doctors in Cleveland and the United States every year since 2009.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Hematology/Medical Oncology
San Francisco, CA USA

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Urologic Oncology
San Francisco, CA USA

Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Fellowship - Harvard Medical School
Cancer Biology
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Escuela Colombiana de Medicina
Santa Fe De Bogota,

Medical Education - Reference Source

Undergraduate - Calasanz College
Santa Fe de Bogota,


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Genitourinary malignancies, clinical trials, experimental therapeutics, adrenal cancer, bladder cancer, cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer

Awards & Honors

  • 1998                                       Leo M. Davidoff Society Teaching Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    1999                                       Outstanding Resident Award, East Campus, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    2000                                       Selected as “Chief Resident” for years 2001-2002, East Campus, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    2002                                       Amgen Educational Award, University of California, San Francisco

    2003                                       ASCO/American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), Methods in Clinical Cancer Research

    2004                                       American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Young Investigator Award (YIA)

    2006                                       Best Hispanic Leader. Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

    2009                                       Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)

    2009-Current                        Best Doctors in America

    2010-Current                        Best Doctors in Cleveland

    2017-Current                        The Kerscher Family Chair for Clinical Prostate Cancer Research

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/17/2019, Dr. Garcia has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Garcia receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sanofi S.A.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

199 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

This Doctor explained the situation in more detail than any of the others had I was very well satisfied with Dr. Garcia.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Garcia is great!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Garcia was very professional and informative. He was informed about our case and took at much time as we needed and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Garcia was professional thorough and very kind. he took good time to explain and discuss my Dads options for treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Garcia fully understood what we're going through, both medically in terms of the prostate cancer but also psychologically in dealing with it.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Garcia was very sympathetic to my problems and offered progressive solutions to them

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Garcia reached out to Roswell Cancer Institute (my local cancer caregiver) to bring them on board in formulating a progressive resolution for my prostate cancer.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

dr Garcia did an excellent job of explaining everything

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Outstanding doctor care . Couldn' t ask for better .

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Garcia took the time to explain my condition and treatment. He left us with feeling that he would be able to help me with his treatment plan.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Garcia and his fellow. I felt total confidence in and respect for Dr. Garcia, and a genuine liking for him as a person. I felt that through Dr. Garcia I will receive the best possible care.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Love the Dr and his entire staff!!! Have been very helpful during this very trying time.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

I recommend Dr Garcia and his staff top ratings

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

dr. garcia is a great doctor. if he quit and went to another hospital, i'd follow him there. he's that good.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Glad to be able to see Dr.Garcia

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

dr Garcia is a caring , respectable doctor

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

I trust Dr. Garcia with my life. (This is cancer; I have to!)

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Pleased with Dr Garcia medical care and concern

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

I only see Dr.Garcia for followup to my kidney cancer. Now, 7 yrs after my surgery, he says I do not need to schedule another appointment unless something occurs related to my cancer. I am in the care of my primary physician.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

The Cleveland clinic is the best! I feel at ease with Dr. Garcia, he gives me confidence that we are doing the best we can do! I would be lost without him .

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Dr Garcia was great... obviously knowledgeable, flexible, he listens, and is a caring provider. I'm also very impressed with my experiences at the Clinic, in general... you obviously process many, many patients each week, but you do it with great efficiency and thoroughness.. from intake, testing, surgery, and post op.

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