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I became a physician and surgeon to help people. My goal is to improve the quality of life for my patients, by diagnosis and treatment of their surgical illnesses. I also am deeply grateful for the satisfaction I get when I am able to treat acute life-threatening problems and make a real impact in my patients’ lives. I enjoy talking with and learning about my patients.

Personal Summary

When not at work, Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with his family, sports, and travel. He attends St. Austin’s Catholic Parish, a source of love and support for him and his family. Dr. Garcia is a history buff and has visited a number of Civil War sites. He hopes to one day take a tour of some World War II Pacific battle islands, and the World War I and II sites in Europe, especially the opportunity to visit Russia while there are still living witnesses to the events. As he says, "too little time, too much to do!"

Professional Positions and Honors

Dr. Garcia, General Surgery, graduated from medical school in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and is a member of :
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

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Joined ARC

1999

Education

B.S. in Microbiology, Summa Cum Laude, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1981

Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas 1981

Residency / Internship

The University of New Mexico Affiliated Hospitals, 1986

Certification

Board Certified in General Surgery