Dr. Garcia is a practicing physician, having practiced cardiology in Houston since 1981. Dr. Garcia is a native Texan, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in pharmacy, and a graduated of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. Dr. Garcia completed a residency in Baltimore and completed a cardiology fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute.
Dr. Garcia was the 150th President of the Texas Medical Association, served as president of Harris County Medical Society in 2008 and is currently a member of the boards of the Texas Medical Center and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. On the national level, Dr. Garcia has served on the delegation to the American Medical Association since 1998. He also served on the AMA Special Advisory Group Extraordinaire in 2002.
He is an Eagle Scout and an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Council.