Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Emergency Medicine Physician
Department + Services
Training + Education
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency Hospital: Children's Medical Center of Dallas
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Garcia is originally from Texas, having earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed his residency and fellowship at Childrens’ Medical Center of Dallas, as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician. After a few years in Washington State, he relocated to New York City, where he held a number of progressively senior administrative positions including leading Emergency Departments and serving as the Associate CMO for Quality and Safety at Maimonides Hospital. He served as CMO at Brookdale Hospital as part of a team of senior leaders charged with turning around a safety net hospital that was on the verge of closure. He put in place hospital-wide peer review processes, use of Team Stepps and Just Culture, developed physician quality champions, and launched executive walk rounds as well as patient safety huddles on each unit. They made significant improvements and the hospital was stabilized.
Most recently, Dr. Garcia was Vice President and Medical Director of Hospitals Insurance Company, a risk management company similar to CRICO that is owned by and covers a number of hospitals. In this position, he led safety activities including enhancing documentation and communication across 17 hospitals and developed/ran simulation initiatives.
Throughout his career, Dr. Garcia has continued to practice clinically. He also pursued additional educational advancement over the years, having earned a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU’s Graduate School of Public Service and becoming a Certified Physician Executive. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health Policy and Management.