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Meghan E. McGarry


Pediatric pulmonologist
Physician-scientist, mother and traveler with wanderlust

Dr. Meghan McGarry is a pulmonologist who specializes in diagnosing and caring for babies, children and young adults with acute or chronic respiratory diseases. She provides pulmonary function testing and bronchoscopy (a procedure to examine the lung airways), and has special interests in health disparities, personalized medicine and caring for patients with cystic fibrosis.

McGarry's research investigates health disparities in Latino patients with cystic fibrosis. She also studies precision medicine in cystic fibrosis (an approach that individualizes treatment by considering factors such as genetics and environment). Her research receives support from the National Institutes of Health and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

McGarry earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. At UCSF, she completed a master of advanced study degree in clinical research, a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology and a fellowship in clinical pharmacology.

McGarry is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Thoracic Society.

  • Education

    University of Washington School of Medicine, MD, 2009

    UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research, 2015

  • Residencies

    University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2016

    UCSF, Clinical Pharmacology, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor