“Our multidisciplinary team strives to provide excellent clinical care, teach new generations of physicians, and contribute to advance medical knowledge”

Dr. Barreda Garcia was awarded his medical degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, where he graduated Cum Laude. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. His Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training was in Houston at UTHealth.  In 2020, he obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Research.

In 2013, he was recruited to McGovern Medical School at UTHealth as an Assistant Professor.  In 2014, he received the “Outstanding Teaching Award” from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Barreda Garcia has a special clinical interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  He served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Airways Disorders Network of the American College of Chest Physicians from 2016 until 2020.  In 2022, be became the Director of the COPD Program of UTHealth.

His research has attempted to reduce red blood cell transfusions in critically ill patients and delineate the features of pneumonia in patients with acute leukemia.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.


Medical Degree
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Anemia and red blood cell transfusions in the critically ill