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Sonia C. Garcia Laumbach, MD
Assistant Professor

Email: sgarcia@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Education

  • Undergraduate school: 1996- BA in Biology- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Graduate School: 1999- MD - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
  • Residencies: 1999-2002 Resident Physician, 2001-2002 Chief Resident UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Family Practice Residency Program, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Fellowships: 2002-2005 Health Policy Fellow, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Family Medicine Department, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Board certification: 07/2002-present Certification in Family Practice, American Board of Family Practice.
  • 2009-present: Recertification in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine .

Key publications

  • Laumbach SG. Domestic violence: your doctor may be able to help. The Female Patient. 2005 S54: 5-6,12.
  • Laumbach SG. Detecting domestic violence: to screen or not to screen? The Female Patient. 2004; 29(4):47-58.
  • Hsu HC, Garcia S, Thomas T, Seibold JR, Thomas TJ. Role of cell cycle regulatory proteins in T -cell maturation in lupus-prone mice. Abstract in Arthritis and Rheumatism Suppl. 1994; 37(9): S386.
  • Hsu HC, Garcia S, Siebold JR, Thomas TJ. Upregulation of FAS gene expression in MRL-LPR thymocytes by and inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC). Abstract in Arthritis and Rheumatism Suppl. 1994; 37(9): S162.
  • Thomas T, Garcia S, Kulkarni G, Milman T, Thomas TJ. Circular dichroism (CD), helix-coil transition, and protein-DNA binding studies on the role of DNA conformation in estrogen receptor (ER) recognition of estrogen response elements (ERE). Abstract in Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. 1995; 36:264.

Honors, awards, community service

New Jersey General Assembly Resolution in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the New Jersey General Assembly’s Health and Human Services Committee. National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Resident Leadership Program, Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education in Family Practice. Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins Resident Scholarship, Alpha Omega Alpha, NJ National Health Service Corps Fellowship of Primary Care Health Professional, Phi Beta Kappa

Comments

Born in Cuba, Dr. Laumbach immigrated to the US in 1981 and has lived, studied, and worked in NJ since then. She is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Garcia Laumbach’s interests are in public health, women’s health domestic violence, cultural competency, and the provision of care to underserved patient populations.  She was an UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Health Policy Fellow for three years, working with state Assembly legislators in the analysis, creation and passage of health policy bills into law.  She has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at RWJMS since 2005 teaching and training resident physicians and medical students.  She has previously served as Medical Director of Student Health Services at RWJMS and Medical Director of Trinity Health Family Health Services in Perth Amboy. She has worked in the Freehold and Perth Amboy areas prior to returning to New Brunswick, were she currently provides care to patients as part of the Family Medicine at Monument Square medical group. In 2008 Dr. Laumbach was appointed Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she provides medical student career counseling for residency placement as well academic advising.  In addition, Dr. Laumbach is the director of the RWJMS Medical Spanish Elective and is a member of the RWJMS Global Health Steering Committee.