Christine Garvey, FNP

Nurse practitioner

Christine Garvey is a nurse practitioner at the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center at Mount Zion where she cares for patients with sleep and pulmonary conditions. Under the supervision of a doctor, she provides assessments, orders diagnostic tests, interprets test results and makes recommendations for treatment. Her research interests include the areas of pulmonary rehabilitation, asthma and congestive heart failure.

Garvey earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in public administration at the University of San Francisco and a master's of science and nursing degree from Holy Names College in Oakland. She has authored chapters in the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice and has been published in several national professional journals. She has served as chair and as a member of many national and state committees, including co-chair of the American Thoracic Society's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Section. Her awards include the Mary Burns Award for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services and the American Lung Association of California Research Program Scholarship.


Sleep Disorders Center
2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7886
Fax: (415) 885-3650

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, 2 – 5 p.m.

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UCSF, School of Nursing 1987
Holy Names, School of Nursing 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Morisset J, Dubé BP, Garvey C, Bourbeau J, Collard HR, Swigris JJ, Lee JS. The Unmet Educational Needs of Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease. Setting the Stage for Tailored Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jul; 13(7):1026-33.
  2. Garvey C, Bayles MP, Hamm LF, Hill K, Holland A, Limberg TM, Spruit MA. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Prescription in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Review of Selected Guidelines: AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND PULMONARY REHABILITATION. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 Mar-Apr; 36(2):75-83.
  3. Garvey C. Recent updates in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Postgrad Med. 2016; 128(2):231-8.
  4. Garvey C, Boylan AM, Miller DL, Holland AE, Singh SJ, Spruit MA, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Mar; 12(3):446-7.
  5. Garvey C, Spruit MA, Hill K, Pitta F, Shioya T. International COPD Coalition Column: pulmonary rehabilitation-reaching out to our international community. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Jun; 5(3):343-8.
  6. Ferreira A, Garvey C, Connors GL, Hilling L, Rigler J, Farrell S, Cayou C, Shariat C, Collard HR. Pulmonary rehabilitation in interstitial lung disease: benefits and predictors of response. Chest. 2009 Feb; 135(2):442-447.

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