Arthur “Tim” Garson Jr., M.D., M.P.H.
Arthur “Tim” Garson Jr., M.D., M.P.H., is a clinical professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.
His research in collaboration with the UH Bauer College of Business, is to develop usable mathematical models for reducing the cost and improving the quality of care in patients with chronic disease.
An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Garson served as dean for academic operations at Baylor College of Medicine, vice president for quality at Texas Children’s Hospital, and dean of medicine as well as provost at the University of Virginia. He has also been president of the American College of Cardiology and chair of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Advisory Council.
Most recently he was director of the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute and now is also a professor at the University of Texas (UT Health) School of Public Health in Houston.
Garson earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Princeton University. He attended Duke University for his medical degree and his pediatric residency, followed by a pediatric cardiology fellowship at TCH/Baylor. He also has a Master of Public Health from the UT School of Public Health.