Arthur "Tim" Garson Jr. is director of the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute in Houston and a professor of management, policy and community health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He previously served as the University of Virginia's executive vice president and provost, as well as vice president and dean of the School of Medicine.
Garson is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a former president of the American College of Cardiology. He received his medical degree from Duke University and his master's degree in public health from the University of Texas. In 2010, he created the Grand-Aides program, which provides home visits to recovering patients in order to reduce readmissions.