José A. Torres Garcia

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr. Torres Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Torres Garcia earned his bachelor of science from East Carolina University. He then attended medical school at The Ohio State College of Medicine, where he also earned his Master in Health Administration. He completed his pediatric training at St. Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. After residency he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he completed the Pediatric Medicine fellowship program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. This was followed by an additional Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he trained at Colorado Children’s Hospital, UC Health, the Eastern Colorado Veterans Administration Medical Center, and at National Jewish Health. His clinical and research interests have focused on pediatric sleep disorders, asthma, patient safety, and quality improvement. He greatly enjoys helping families make the best decisions for them and their children, as well as working with families to provide young people healthy and happy childhoods. Dr. Torres Garcia is also a firm believer that everyone could stand to get a little more sleep.


  • BS, Cum Laude, East Carolina University2004
  • MD, The Ohio State University2012


  • Pediatric Residency, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital/Saint Louis University2012 - 2015
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center2015 - 2018
  • Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado Program: Children's Hospital of Colorado, UCHealth, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and National Jewish Health2018 - 2019

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2017General Pediatrics, Board Certification
  • 2018Pediatric Pulmonology, Board Certification
  • 2019CO, Colorado Medical Board, Physician License
  • 2019MO, Missouri State Board, Physician License
  • 2019Sleep Medicine, Board Certification

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio State College of Medicine, Dean’s Student Leadership Award2010
  • ATS Assembly on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Abstract Scholarship2017
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Nursing Leadership Rounds Recognition2017

Recent Publications view all (2)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Serum sickness‐like reaction following initiation of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor therapy Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020. PMID: 
  2. Leveraging the Outpatient Pharmacy to Reduce Medication Waste in Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations. J Hosp Med. 2020;15(1):28-34. PMCID:PMC6932591  PMID:31433770 
Last updated: 10/18/2020
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