Reading-based Tower Health named Dr. Fernando Garcia chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Reading Hospital and medical director, Pathology Service Line for Tower Health.
Garcia, who took the role in late February, is responsible for providing medical leadership and program development for the department, as well as integrating and evolving pathology services across Tower Health.
Prior to joining Reading Hospital, Garcia served as chair of Pathology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Philadelphia. He served as chair of the Cancer Committee, overseeing the effort that achieved Accreditation with Commendation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center from the Commission on Cancer, Tower Health said.
He also spent 19 years at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he was a professor of Pathology, medical director of Immunopathology Laboratory, medical director of the Image Analysis Laboratory and medical director of Tissue Procurement Facility. He was later named the regional director Anatomic Pathology and medical director and service chief of Hahnemann University Hospital.
Garcia is a member of the American Society of Cytopathology, American Association for Cancer Research, The Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, United and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Peruvian National Academy of Medicine, and the American Society of Urologic Pathologists.