Scott McGarvey Biography

Scott McGarvey-1LRDr. Scott McGarvey came to Jacobi in July, 2011 as a Dual-Board Certified Academic Hospitalist. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is now an Associate Program Director for the IM Residency.   Dr. McGarvey graduated from the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005. In 2012, he added “ABIM Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine” to his credentials.

After growing up playing soccer in southeast Michigan, Dr. McGarvey was inspired to practice medicine while studying Philosophy and Religion as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. He completed medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and finished residency in Boston and moved west.  From 2005-2011, while working for the USPHS Indian Health Service (IHS) in Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation he practiced full spectrum Med/Peds including inpatient and ICU care.  He collaborated with the Universities of Arizona, Pittsburgh, and Yale Medical Schools on rural primary care and global health training experiences, worked with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on efforts to improve care within the IHS, and relished the enriching colors and flavors of the American Southwest.

Dr. McGarvey strives to combine Francis Peabody’s admonition “the secret to caring for the patient is caring for the patient” with the disciplined evidence of modern medicine and a Just Culture.  Shortly after joining our staff at Jacobi, Dr. McGarvey joined our Palliative Care and Hospice Consultation Service.  He teaches first and second year AECOM students during their Intro to Clinical Medicine and serves as the Sub-Internship Site Director for 4th year Medical Students.

Rounding things out, Dr. McGarvey has interest in: complementary medicine,  motivational interviewing and self management support, team-based collaborative healthcare, quality improvement projects, and spending time with his 3 kids navigating NYC and adventuring around the Northeast.