Joxel Garcia, MD

CMO, American Express

Joxel Garcia is a physician and former 13th US Assistant Secretary of Health for the Bush Administration. Prior to serving in the US Government, Dr. Garcia graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico, and the University of Hartford Barney Schools of Business.  Dr. Garcia ran a private practice out of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center before becoming Commissioner of Public Health for the state of Connecticut in 1999.

In 2012, Dr. Garcia was named the Director of Health in the District of Columbia, and subsequently went on to serve as the Executive Director of the MD Anderson Cancer Control and Prevention Platform and Member of the Leadership Team of the MD Anderson Moon Shots program until 2017. Dr. Garcia currently serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for American Express.