39080-Garcia, Jose

Jose P. Garcia, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

MPC 2, Suite 3300
Indianapolis, IN


Jose P. Garcia, MD, specializes in cardiothoracic transplant surgery. Dr. Garcia has more than 25 years of experience in heart and lung transplant, mechanical support devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. He is an associate professor of clinical surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and is the Surgical Director of Thoracic transplantation and artificial heart and lung programs at IU Health.

Dr. Garcias’ clinical interest includes heart and lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and mechanical support devices.

Specialties: End Stage Heart and Lung Disease

Conditions and Treatments: Pulmonary thromboembolectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for heart and lung failure, heart transplant for heart failure and lung transplant for pulmonary fibrosis and COPD


School of medicine: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Key Publications

1. Garcia JP, Iacono A, Kon ZN, Griffith BP. Ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a new approach for bridge-to-lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun; 139(6): e137–9.

2. Srivastava MC, Ramani GV, Garcia JP, Griffith BP, Uber PA, Park MH. Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridging to pharmacotherapy in pulmonary arterial hypertensive crisis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jul; 29(7):811–3.

3. Garcia JP, Kon ZN, Evans C, Wu Z, Iacono AT, McCormick B, Griffith BP. Ambulatory Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Innovation and Pitfalls. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Oct; 142(4):755–61.

4. Wu JZ, Zhang T, Bianchi G, Wei X, Son HS, Zhou K, Sanchez PG, Garcia JP, Griffith BP. Thirty-Day In-Vivo Performance of a Wearable Artificial Pump-Lung for Ambulatory Respiratory Support. Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Jan; 93(1):274–281.

5. Sanchez PG, Bittle GJ, Williams K, Pasrija C, Xu K, Wei X, Garcia JP, Wu ZJ, Griffith BP. Ex-Vivo Lung Evaluatino Of Pre-Arrest Heparinization in Donation After Cardiac Death. Annals of Surgery 2013 Mar; 257(3):534-41. Doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318273bef1. PMID: 23108122.

6. Kon ZN, Wehman PB, Gibber M, Rabin J, Evans CF, Rajagopal K, Herr D, Iacono A, Garcia JP, Griffith BP. Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation: A Case of Successful Transplantation after 155 Days of Support. Annals of Thoracic Surg. 2015 Feb; 99(2): 704-707.

7. Carroll B, Shah R, Murthy V, Reza N, McCullough S, Thomas S, Song T, Newton-Cheh C, Melnitchouk S, Camuso J, MacGillivray T, Sundt T, Semigran M, Lewis G, Baker J, Garcia J. Determinants of Outcomes in Adults with Cardiogenic Shock Supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Nov; 116(10):1624-30.

8. Konheim JA, Kon ZN, Pasnja C, Luo Q, Sanchez PG, Garcia JP, Griffith BP, Jeudy J. Predictive Equations for Lung Volumes from Computed Tomography for Size-Matching in Pulmonary Transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct; pii: S0022-5223(15): 02114-30.

9. Kon Z, Pasrija C, Shah A, Griffith B, Garcia J. Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation with Atrial Septostomy as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation. Annals of Thoracic Surg. 2016 Mar; 101(3):1166-9.

10. Coelho-Filho O, Shah R, Barros JC, Neilan TG, Murthy VL, Martins de Oliveira PP, Matos Souza JR, Soraya E, de Oliveira Severino B, Lavagnoli CFR, de Souza Vilarinho KA, da Mota Silveira Filho L, Garcia J, Semigran MJ, Coelho OR, Jerosch-Herold M, Petrucci O. Myocardial Tissue Remodeling After Orthotopic Heart Transplantation: A Pilot Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Study. International J. of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2016. 20.07 1-10.

11. Mastrobuoni S, Dell’Aquilla A, Garcia J. Are Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices (CF-LVAD) Better than the Waiting List? A propensity-score matched analysis of CF-LVAD versus Waiting List for Adult Patients in United Network for Organ Sharing Status II (UNOS-II). Circulation. 2018 March; 130(2).

12. Steiner, J., Wiafe, S, Camuso, J, Milley, K. Wooster, L, Bailey, C, Thomas, S, D’Alessandro, D, Garcia, J. Predicting Success: LVAD Explanation Evaluation Protocol Utilizing Comprehensive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. Circ Heart Failure. 2018 Jan; 10(1).

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Education
    1987 MD Harvard Medical School
    1983 BA University of Texas at Austin

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