Meghan McGarry
Assistant Professor
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Biography

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.

Education and Training

Masters Clinical Research, 2015 , University of California San Francisco
Pediatric Pulmonology, 2015 , University of California San Francisco
Pediatric Residency, 2012 , Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
M.D., 2009 , University of Washington
BS Biology, 2005 , Whitworth College

Publications

Smith MA, McGarry ME, Ly NP, Zinter MS. Outcomes of Children With Cystic Fibrosis Admitted to PICUs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Apr 17.
McGarry ME. Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis with a Phe508del CFTR Mutation. N Engl J Med. 2020 02 13; 382(7):684.
McGarry ME, Williams WA, McColley SA. The demographics of adverse outcomes in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 Nov; 54 Suppl 3:S74-S83.
Zeiger AM, McGarry ME, Mak ACY, Medina V, Salazar S, Eng C, Liu AK, Oh SS, Nuckton TJ, Jain D, Blackwell TW, Kang HM, Abecasis G, Oñate LC, Seibold MA, Burchard EG, Rodriguez-Santana J. Identification of CFTR variants in Latino patients with cystic fibrosis from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 02; 55(2):533-540.
McGarry ME, Neuhaus JM, Nielson DW, Ly NP. Regional variations in longitudinal pulmonary function: A comparison of Hispanic and non-Hispanic subjects with cystic fibrosis in the United States. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019 09; 54(9):1382-1390.
Zinter MS, Dvorak CC, Mayday MY, Iwanaga K, Ly NP, McGarry ME, Church GD, Faricy LE, Rowan CM, Hume JR, Steiner ME, Crawford ED, Langelier C, Kalantar K, Chow ED, Miller S, Shimano K, Melton A, Yanik GA, Sapru A, DeRisi JL. Pulmonary Metagenomic Sequencing Suggests Missed Infections in Immunocompromised Children. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 17; 68(11):1847-1855.
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. 2019 06; 19(3):249-259.
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. 2019 03; 143(3):957-969.
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.
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 04; 52(4):472-479.
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.
McGarry ME, McColley SA. Minorities Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials of Pharmaceutical Agents for Cystic Fibrosis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 10; 13(10):1721-1725.
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.
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.
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.