Surgery Education - Our Residents & Fellows
General Surgery Resident
MD, UT School of Medicine San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 2011
Other Post-Graduate Training:
2011-2012, General Surgery Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
01/2010-05/2010, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX. Senior design project mentor, Albert Sun PhD. Project name "Affordable Insulin Calculator" worked with a Software Engineer Major senior in the development of an application that mimics the insulin pump calculations based on basal and carbohydrate count. The objective was to propose an affordable version of the insulin pump for better glucose control. Under the supervision of Dr. Albert Sun PhD.
06/2006-01/2007, Texas A&M Corpus Christy, Corpus Christi, TX. Researcher, Suzzette Chopin PhD. The study intended to analyse nutrition and physical acitivity vs glucose levels in underserved areas around the Zona Huasteca in San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas in Mexico. The goal was to document glucose levels, and to invistigate about informed diagnosis of diabetes. Management, diabetes control and livestyle of subjects was compared to the United States Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Garcia, Andrea. (2010, May 1). Letter to a third-year medical student. Special Publications.
Kougias P, Sharath S, Barshes NR, Garcia A, et al. Impact of cumulative intravascular contrast exposure on renal function in patients with occlusive and aneurysmal vascular disease. 2014. Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Liang MK, Clapp ML, Garcia A, Subramanian A, Awad SS. Mesh shift following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. 2012. Journal of Surgical Research.
Garcia, J., Garcia, A.. (2010, April). Affordable Insulin Calculator. St. Mary's University, Senior Design Presentation; San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Garcia graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. As a medical student, she volunteered in the office of academic enhancement as a Spanish tutor for medical students. She also tutored high school students in science. Furthermore, she participated in Medical Missions and conducted toy drives for children in Mexico. She is goal oriented and perseverant. Dr. Garcia enjoys outdoor activities, movies, cooking, spending time with her family and traveling to new places.
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