UA Health Sciences Leaders Among Phoenix Magazine’s Top 25 `Maestros of Medicine’

Apr 18, 2016

Two University of Arizona Health Sciences leaders were named “Maestros of Medicine” in the April edition of Phoenix Magazine and its listing of “the 25 most influential people in Valley health care.” The magazine recognized the “trailblazing, passionate and empowered individuals dedicated to keeping the Valley at the vanguard of medical science.”

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, and Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, were nominated by a panel of impartial experts in Arizona’s health care sector, including researchers, clinicians, executives and academics.

Dr. Garcia is the UA senior vice president for health sciences, professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the Merlin K. DuVal, MD, Endowed Chair for Leadership and Innovation. An elected member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Garcia is an internationally noted physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator. He also is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease and the prevention and treatment of inflammatory lung injury.

A key member of the UA’s senior executive team, Dr. Garcia provides academic leadership for the UAHS colleges: the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy, the UA College of Nursing and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The magazine recognized his leadership of the fast-emerging UA Health Sciences and its growing presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.

Dr. Bobrow is a professor at the UA Colleges of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix and co-director of the UA Emergency Medicine Research Center – Phoenix, part of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine. He also serves as medical director for the Bureau of Emergency Medicine Services and Trauma System at the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The magazine recognized Dr. Bobrow for his extensive pre-hospital emergency medical services systems work to improve health outcomes, including cardiac arrest, stroke, traumatic injury and traumatic brain injury. For several years he also has been a leader with the ADHS SHARE program, which combines all links in the “chain of survival” to get the right patient to the right hospital in the right time frame. His efforts, publications and training to address emergency medical services dispatch have been adopted by the Clinton Global Initiative and are now being implemented internationally.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information, please visit

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