Dr. David Garcia completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama. Dr. Garcia carried out his internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a hematology fellowship at the University of Washington, where he became a Professor of Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Garcia has been either an investigator or steering committee member for numerous clinical trials related to the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disease, and he is the immediate past-President of the Anticoagulation Forum, a U.S. national interest group of anticoagulation care providers. Dr. Garcia's primary research interests include cancer-associated thrombosis, the treatment of warfarin-associated coagulopathy and peri-procedural anticoagulation. He has authored or co-authored peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Blood, Archives of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, the British Journal of Hematology, Stroke and Circulation. Dr. Garcia was very involved with the development of the most recent American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines on Anti-thrombotic Therapy and is Special Editor for Evidence-based Focused Reviews at Blood.