Dr. Garg is currently the Medical Director, Laboratory Services, Fraser Health Authority. He has been a partner in the medical practice of Dr. C. J. Coady Associates since 1980 and Director of Medical Biochemistry since 1986. Arun is the Medical Director of Lab Medicine and Pathology in the Fraser Health since 2001 and Royal Columbian Hospital since 1997. He is a consultant medical director at BC Biomedical Laboratories for Endocrine and Metabolic Laboratory Section of Medical Biochemistry Service since 1988. He is also a Clinical Professor of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC since 1994. Arun has been active in many professional and volunteers in community organizations.
As a member of the BCMA Board of Directors from 1981 to 1995, he served as Chair of the Board (1986-89) and President (1993-94). He was Co-Chair of the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee of the Medical Services Commission from 1996-2006, a core committee under the joint management between the province of BC and BC Medical Association. This committee has been responsible to develop Evidence/Quality based guidelines for the use by the medical profession in the province. He was also the Chair of BCMA’s Council of Health Economics and Policy (1996-2002), and chaired the group for a position paper on Future of Medicare “Turning the Tide”. In September 2004 the Association asked him to Chair an ad hoc committee to review Governance for the Association and make recommendation on changes in Representation, and Governance for future direction of BCMA and in 2008 to co-chair a committee for Collaboration between government of BC and BCMA.
He was elected as first chair of region-wide Medical Advisory Committee of Fraser Health in 2004 (HAMAC) and served until December 2007. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors from 1988-1993 and chair of its Council on Health Policy and Economics (2000–2004). Dr. Garg chaired the CMA Task Force which developed the position paper “Prescription for Sustainability” for presentation to federal Commission on Health Care Reform (Romanow’s Commission). He founded the Section of Clinical Pathology for the Canadian Association of Pathologists and was its Chair from 1980-1984. He was also a founding member of the Canadian Physicians with Interest in South Asia (PISA) of BC (1986) and Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (2007).
Dr. Garg served on the Board of Directors of the BC Institute of Technology from 1992-1999 and Chair from 1995-1999. In 2003 he was appointed to the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia, and served on its Audit (2003-2007), and People and Governance committee (Chair 2008). In 2006, Government of BC appointed him as chair of India Marketing Advisory Group under Asia Pacific Trade Council on an advisory Committee to the Premier of British Columbia. Report was released in Jan. 2007 and recommendations will support provinces blueprint for trade policy with India. Currently, he co-chair’s the Simon Fraser University President’s Advisory Committee on India (2007). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Laurier Institute, a non-partisan “Think Tank” devoted to cultural diversity and public policy (2000-2007) and was advisor to Asia Heritage Month. (2004–2007).