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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6833
Desk:
216.444.7774
Fax:
216.444.9464

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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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Biography

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

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Hematology/Medical Oncology
San Francisco, CA USA
2004

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Urologic Oncology
San Francisco, CA USA
2004

Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
2001

Internship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
1999

Fellowship - Harvard Medical School
Cancer Biology
Boston, MA USA
1998

Medical Education - Escuela Colombiana de Medicina
Santa Fe De Bogota,
1994

Medical Education - Reference Source

Undergraduate - Calasanz College
Biology/Biochemistry
Santa Fe de Bogota,

Certifications

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

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

204 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 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Extremely good experience with this knowledgable and caring Physician

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Garcia always takes the time to explain what is happening. He is very caring.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

honestly I've never had a better experience with a doctor from compassion, educating us, and care given

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

feeling very secure with Dr Garcia

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Doctor Garcia is a great doctor. I have a lot of confidence in him. He explains everything that is going on very well and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr knew why I was there & had all the answers. he was thorough with his description of my options & the resulting side effects. He was a fast talker & I kind of felt overwhelmed. I realized I had more treatment options I would have liked to discussed after he left. I may schedule another appointment to go over these.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Garcia is very smart and well respected and well researched and he lets you know it. He was in a big hurry to get off to his vacation and spent close to half the roughly fifteen minutes of the visit talking about it. Very distracted. I asked several questions which were either dismissed or answered curtly. I don't think he thinks he is codescending or off-putting, just wonderful and large and in charge. In short I respect his knowledge but am very uncomfortable with his listening skills, patience and rapport.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I love Dr. Garcia and he definitely showed respect and concern for us. He gave us options and explained each one to us. Love the confidence he shows in handling our situation and the reassurance he showed us. I sent a text to him and got an answer from him....awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

She was wonderful! She listened to us and offered her advise. Great personality and answered all our questions. she has a great mentor in Dr. Garcia

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Garcia takes his time with each patient. The downside is that wait times can be extended.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr. Garcia and his staff were excellent in all facets of my visit. Dr Garcia put me, the patient first. His explanations were sound based on vast knowledge, experience and not innuendo. I know now why he is the best in his field of medical oncology and prostate cancer treatment issues at Cleveland Clinic. I know that he has my life and well being as a first priority.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Garcia is an outstanding Oncologist. He is extremely professional and a great communicator

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Jorge Garcia is very knowledgeable and takes the time to make sure one understands the treatment procedure.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

As a 50 year provider in cardiology/internal medicine I was extremely impressed by his knowledgeiand application to my problem

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 8, 2019

After leaving I thought of additional questions (confusion) from visit, I emailed *Dr. Garcia requesting clarification. I rec'd response form him in less than an hour never before have I received such quick and thorough response from a physician. Very impressive.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Clean, sterile environment, friendly staff, thorough consultation - 1 hour w/doctor covering all aspects of my condition and possible treatments.

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

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