Patrick O. McGarey Jr.

Patrick O. McGarey Jr., MD

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Primary Location:
ENT Clinic

2nd Floor, Suite 2200

415 Ray C Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
American Board of Otolaryngology
Clinical Practice:
Dysphagia, Vocal Cord Treatment, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Transgender Services, Gender-Affirming Vocal Modification


Assistant Professor

Patrick O. McGarey Jr., MD, is an otolaryngologist at the UVA Center for Voice and Swallowing. He specializes in the medical and surgical care of patients with voice, airway, and swallowing problems, diagnosing and treating these conditions using a wide variety of in-clinic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. He also performs surgery using conventional and technologically advanced (laser) techniques.

At the Center for Voice and Swallowing, patients are cared for by an interdisciplinary team of physicians and speech language pathologists. Patients range from singers and professional speakers with a variety of voice problems to those with laryngeal cancer. The team also treats patients who develop scar tissue in their airway (laryngotracheal stenosis) and patients with globus sensation, throat clearing, and other swallowing-related problems.

Dr. McGarey is interested in clinically impactful research that affects patient care. He’s working to create multi-institutional research partnerships to study the relatively rare laryngeal disease he treats.

Born in Washington DC, Dr. McGarey grew up in a nearby suburb of McLean, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary, where he studied biology and economics. He pursued his medical degree and completed post-graduate residency training at the University of Virginia. Dr. McGarey then completed a fellowship in laryngology and voice disorders at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, prior to returning to UVA as an attending physician.

In his free time, Dr. McGarey enjoys traveling with his wife and daughters, fly fishing, and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



University of Virginia
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