As a graduate from Wolmer’s Trust High School for Boys in Kingston, Jamaica in 1950; Dr. Julius Garvey earned his B.S. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1957 and his M.D., C.M. degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1961.
Dr. Garvey began his medical career by interning at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal in 1961. In 1962, he began his first residency in general surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, completing his residency in 1965 in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970.
He became an instructor in surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1971. He later joined the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as an instructor in surgery, where he became Assistance Professor of Surgery and in 1988 Associate Professor of Surgery.
While teaching at Columbia University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Garvey served as an Attending Surgeon in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Harlem Hospital Center and Montefiore Hospital, as well as Associate Attending and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Montefiore Morrisania Affiliate.
In 1974, Dr. Garvey was named Attending-In-Charge of Thoracic Surgery at Queens Hospital Center, in addition to serving as an Attending Surgeon in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
He became the Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s Acting Program Director for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1980 to 1982, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1978 to 1988.
Dr. Garvey started his own private practice in 1983. He served as Chief of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at Queens Hospital Center from 1993 to 2006 and Chief of Vascular Thoracic Surgery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center from 2000 to 2004.
In addition to his other medical appointments, Dr. Garvey served as an attending surgeon at North Shore University Hospital, Franklin General Hospital, Massapequa General Hospital, Catholic Medical Centers, and Little Neck Community Hospital.
He has lectured in Agroecology in Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Jamaica, and Trinidad. And he has lectured annually at the Global Health Catalyst Summit since 2006.
In recent years, Dr. Garvey lectures on the life and legacy of his father, The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. He also continues to work to secure an exoneration for his father who was falsely charged and convicted of mail fraud by the United States government.