Education: Doctor of Medicine: University of Vermont College of Medicine (Burlington, VT)
Internship and Residency: Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent’s Hospital (Worcester, MA)
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, University of Massachusetts Medical School – (Worcester, MA)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Oncology
Member: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Dr. Charles Garbo, chairman of the Cayuga Medical Center Cancer Committee, is the cancer liaison physician to the America College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. In 2008, the national Commission on Cancer selected Dr. Garbo as one of fifty-five physicians nationwide to receive the Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award for his exceptional leadership in developing local cancer-care services. In addition to his oncology practice and leadership role in cancer care services at Cayuga Medical Center, Dr. Garbo is a member of the faculty at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Dr. Garbo came to Ithaca in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, following a fellowship in hematology and oncology. On staff for 3 years he was an assistant professor his last year. He practiced and taught general oncology, and participated in research groups studying specific types of tumors, one of which was breast cancer.