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Roberto A. Garcia, MD


About Dr. Garcia

Dr. Roberto Garcia is an Associate Attending Pathologist with special interest and expertise in the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions of the bones, joints and soft tissues with additional experience in the field of immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics.

Dr. Garcia received his medical degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He trained in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Harlem Hospital Center followed by a Fellowship in Orthopedic Pathology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute. He has a special interest in the education of medical students, pathology residents and fellows and orthopedic residents and fellows.


Special Expertise

Orthopedic Pathology
Surgical Pathology

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Associate Attending Pathologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, 1999


Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1989


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1999


Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY, 2000

State Licensure


English, Spanish

Publications by Dr. Garcia

Professional Education

Selected Journal Articles

Ge X, Tsang K, He L, Garcia RA, Ermann J, Mizoguchi F, Zhang M, Zhou B, Aliprantis AO. NFAT restricts osteochondroma formation from entheseal progenitors. JCI Insight 2016;1(4):e86254. PMID: 27158674

Garcia RA, Demicco EG, Klein MJ, Schiller AL. Bones, Joints and Soft Tissue. In: Strayer DS, Rubin R, eds. Rubin’s Pathology: Clinicopathological Foundations of Medicine. 7th Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015:1305-1380.

Garcia RA, Platica CD, Greco MA, Steiner GC. Myofibroblastic differentiation of stromal cells in giant cell tumor of bone: an ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study. Ultrastruct Pathol. 2013 May;37(3):183-90. PMID: 23650991

Garcia RA, Inwards CY, Unni KK. Benign bone tumors-recent developments. Semin Diagn Pathol 2011; 28(1):73-85. PMID: 21675379

Hoch BL, Garcia RA, Smalberger GJ. Chondroid Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor: A Clinicopathological and Immunohistochemical Analysis of 5 New Cases. Int J Surg Pathol 2011 Apr;19(2):180-7. PMID: 21087985

Wen YH, Koeppen H, Garcia R, Chiriboga L, Tarlow BD, Peters BA, Eigenbrot C, Yee H, Steiner G, Greco MA. Epidermal growth factor receptor in osteosarcoma: expression and mutational analysis. Hum Pathol 2007 Aug;38(8):1184-91. PMID: 17509661

Guo H, Garcia RA, Perle MA, Amodio J, Greco MA. Giant cell tumor of soft tissue with pulmonary metastases: pathologic and cytogenetic study. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2005 Nov-Dec;8(6):718-724. PMID: 16328671

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

Dr. Garcia’s research interest areas include molecular genetics in sarcoma and characterization of the neoplastic cells of giant cell tumor of bone.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of November 13, 2019, Dr. Garcia reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.