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Meghan McGarry, MD, MS

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPediatrics
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-3334
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    Whitworth CollegeBS Biology2005
    University of WashingtonM.D. 2009
    Rainbow Babies and Children's HospitalPediatric Residency2012
    University of California San FranciscoPediatric Pulmonology2015
    University of California San FranciscoMasters Clinical Research2015
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    NHLBI2018  - 2023K23 Career Development Award
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation2016  - 2019Harry Schwachman Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Scholar
    UCSF2017Jane Addams Social Justice Award
    American Thoracic Society2016ATS International Conference Pediatric Abstract Scholarship
    NICHD/NIGMS2013  - 2016Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Action, and Pharmacogenetics T32
    California Thoracic Society2015Best Research, Fellows Poster Presentation
    Breathe California2015Walter Travel Grant
    American Thoracic Society2014ATS International Conference Pediatric Abstract Scholarship
    California CF Consortium2014Fellow’s Scholarship
    California CF Consortium2013Fellow’s Scholarship
    Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital2010Resident Teacher of the Year

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    Dr. McGarry is a Pediatric Pulmonologist who researches cystic fibrosis. Her main focus is researching health disparities in cystic fibrosis, particularly in minorities. She is conducting a cohort study of lung function in Latinos/Hispanics with cystic fibrosis. She also does research in diversity in clinical trials in cystic fibrosis.

    Dr. McGarry studied Biology at Whitworth College. She then attended University of Washington School of Medicine, working in many underserved regions from Alaska to Zambia. She completed her Pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She completed her Pediatric Pulmonary and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Fellowships at University of California San Francisco. She also completed her Masters in Clinical Research at University of California San Francisco.


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    Risk Factors For Worse Lung Function In Latinos With Cystic Fibrosis
    NIH/NHLBI K23HL133437Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Risk Factors For Worse Lung Function In Latinos With Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Primary Investigator
    Ivacaftor in non-G551D cystic fibrosis patients
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Research Development Program Grant May 1, 2013 - Apr 30, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Action and Pharmacogenetics
    NIH/NIGMS T32GM007546Jul 1, 1977 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Spear ML, Hu D, Pino-Yanes M, Huntsman S, Eng C, Levin AM, Ortega VE, White MJ, McGarry ME, Thakur N, Galanter J, Mak ACY, Oh SS, Ampleford E, Peters SP, Davis A, Kumar R, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila PC, Serebrisky D, Lenoir MA, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Cintron WR, Thyne SM, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Ford JG, Chapela R, Estrada AM, Sandoval K, Seibold MA, Winkler CA, Bleecker ER, Myers DA, Williams LK, Hernandez RD, Torgerson DG, Burchard EG. A genome-wide association and admixture mapping study of bronchodilator drug response in African Americans with asthma. Pharmacogenomics J. 2018 Sep 12. PMID: 30206298.
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    2. Gignoux CR, Torgerson DG, Pino-Yanes M, Uricchio LH, Galanter J, Roth LA, Eng C, Hu D, Nguyen EA, Huntsman S, Mathias RA, Kumar R, Rodriguez-Santana J, Thakur N, Oh SS, McGarry M, Moreno-Estrada A, Sandoval K, Winkler CA, Seibold MA, Padhukasahasram B, Conti DV, Farber HJ, Avila P, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Lenoir M, Meade K, Serebrisky D, Borrell LN, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Thyne S, Joubert BR, Romieu I, Levin AM, Sienra-Monge JJ, Del Rio-Navarro BE, Gan W, Raby BA, Weiss ST, Bleecker E, Meyers DA, Martinez FJ, Gauderman WJ, Gilliland F, London SJ, Bustamante CD, Nicolae DL, Ober C, Sen S, Barnes K, Williams LK, Hernandez RD, Burchard EG. An admixture mapping meta-analysis implicates genetic variation at 18q21 with asthma susceptibility in Latinos. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Sep 07. PMID: 30201514.
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    3. McGarry ME, Neuhaus JM, Nielson DW, Burchard E, Ly NP. Pulmonary function disparities exist and persist in Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis: A longitudinal analysis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Dec; 52(12):1550-1557. PMID: 29082671.
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    4. McGarry ME, Illek B, Ly NP, Zlock L, Olshansky S, Moreno C, Finkbeiner WE, Nielson DW. In vivo and in vitro ivacaftor response in cystic fibrosis patients with residual CFTR function: N-of-1 studies. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 Apr; 52(4):472-479. PMID: 28068001.
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    5. Oh SS, Du R, Zeiger AM, McGarry ME, Hu D, Thakur N, Pino-Yanes M, Galanter JM, Eng C, Nishimura KK, Huntsman S, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila P, Serebrisky D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lenoir MA, Ford JG, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Thyne SM, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Williams K, Kumar R, Burchard EG. Breastfeeding associated with higher lung function in African American youths with asthma. J Asthma. 2017 Oct; 54(8):856-865. PMID: 27929698.
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    6. McGarry ME, McColley SA. Minorities Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials of Pharmaceutical Agents for Cystic Fibrosis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Oct; 13(10):1721-1725. PMID: 27410177.
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    7. McGarry ME, Castellanos E, Thakur N, Oh SS, Eng C, Davis A, Meade K, LeNoir MA, Avila PC, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Kumar R, Bibbins-Domingo K, Thyne SM, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Borrell LN, Burchard EG. Obesity and bronchodilator response in black and Hispanic children and adolescents with asthma. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1591-1598. PMID: 25742612; PMCID: PMC4451713.
    8. Thakur N, McGarry ME, Oh SS, Galanter JM, Finn PW, Burchard EG. The lung corps' approach to reducing health disparities in respiratory disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 May; 11(4):655-60. PMID: 24697756; PMCID: PMC4225795.
    9. McGarry ME, Nielson DW. Normalization of sweat chloride concentration and clinical improvement with ivacaftor in a patient with cystic fibrosis with mutation S549N. Chest. 2013 Oct; 144(4):e1-e4. PMID: 24081349; PMCID: PMC4502741.
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