Dr. B. Garcia

Bertha Garcia

Professor of Pathology
Vice Dean, Education
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

MD Peru
M.Ed OISE, Toronto

Office: CSB 3730 -A
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext 82763
E-mail: bertha.garcia@lhsc.on.ca


Clinical Activities

Pathologist. Subspecialty areas: gastrointestinal pathology, cytopathology, lung pathology and autopsy services.

Academic Activities

Leadership to the Medical Education Portfolio in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, which includes:

Admissions:  http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/admissions/medicine/

Undergraduate Medical Education:  https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate

Postgraduate Medical Education: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/postgraduate

Learner Equity & Wellness: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/learner-equity-wellness

Continuing Professional Development: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/continuingprofessionaldevelopment

Rural Regional Distributed Medical Education: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/swomen

Windsor Program: http://www1.uwindsor.ca/medicine

Research Interests

Keywords: Transplantation, animal models

Description of Research Activities: collaborator on animal models of allo and xenotransplant ation.

Selected Publications

  1. Sener A, Tran KC, Deng JP, Garcia B, Lan Z, Liu W, Sun T, Arp J, Salna M, Acott P, Cepinskas G, Jevnikar AM, Luke PP. Carbon Monoxide Releasing inhibit Cell Death Resulting from Renal Transplantation Related Stress. J Urol. 2012 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5347(12)05847-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.12.020. [Epub ahead of print], Collaborator
  2. Ezzelarab MB, Ekser B, Echeverri G, Hara H, Ezzelarab C, Long C, Bajona P, Garcia B, Murase N, Ayares D, Cooper DK. Costimulation blockade in pig artery patch xenotransplantation - a simple model to monitor the adaptive immune response in nonhuman primates. Xenotransplantation. 2012 Jul;19(4):221-232. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3089.2012.00711.x. Coauthor
  3. Stewart EE, Sun H, Chen X, Schafer PH, Chen Y, Garcia BM, Lee TY. Effect of an Angiogenesis Inhibitor on Hepatic Tumor Perfusion and the Implications for Adjuvant Cytotoxic Therapy. Radiology. 2012 May; 264 (1): 68-77, Coauthor
  4. McDonald TJ, Driedger AA, Garcia BM, Van Uum SH, Rachinsky I, Chevendra V, Breadner D, Feinn R, Walsh SJ, Malchoff CD. Familial papillary thyroid carcinoma: a retrospective analysis. J Oncol. 2011;2011:948786. Epub 2011 Oct 25. Coauthor
  5. Caumartin Y, Stephen J, Deng JP, Lian D, Lan Z, Liu W, Garcia B, Jevnikar AM, Wang H, Cepinskas G, Luke PP. Carbon monoxide-releasing molecules protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury during kidney transplantation. Kidney International 2011 May
    79(10):1080-9, Epub 2011 Jan 26. Coauthor
  6. Lan Z, Lian D, Liu W, Arp J, Charlton B, Ge W, Brand S, Healey D, DeBenedette M, Nicolette C, Garcia B, Wang H. Prevention of chronic renal allograft rejection by soluble CD83. Transplantation Dec 27, 2010 Dec; 90 (12): 1278-85, Coauthor
  7. Ge W, Jiang J, Arp J, Liu W, Garcia B, Wang H. Regulatrory T-cell Generation and Kidney Allograft Tolerance Induced by Mesenchymal Stem Cells Associated wtih Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase Expression. Transplantation. 2010 Dec; 90 (12): 1312-20, Coauthor
  8. Lan Z, Ge W, Apr J, Jiang J, Liu W, Gordon D, Healey D, DeBenedette M, Nicolette C, Garcia B, Wang H. Induction of Kidney Allograft Tolerance by Soluble CD83 Associated with Prevalence of Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells and Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase. Transplantation. 2010 Dec; 90 (12): 1286-93, Coauthor
  9. Ge W, Arp J, Lian D, Liu W, Baroja L, Jiang J, Ramcharran S, Zahr ElDeen F, Zinser E, Steinkasserer A, Chou P, Brand S, Nicolette C, Garcia B, Wang H. Immunosuppression Involving Soluable CD83 Induces Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells That Prevent Cardiac Allograft Rejection. Transplantation. 2010 Dec; 90 (11): 1145-56, Coauthor

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