Mauricio Garcia, MD

Pain Management

Professional Biography

Dr. Garcia received training in interventional pain management at the nation’s premier pain management program under the tutelage of renowned pain management specialists Doctors Prithvi Raj and Gabor Racz. Dr. Garcia trained in anesthesiology at the world famous Texas Heart Institute in Houston and at the Clinica Universitaria in Barcelona, Spain. Born in Los Angeles, California, he received his medical degree at The University Autonomous of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Garcia has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures for back and neck pain including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and nucleoplasty. Dr. Garcia is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.


Los Andes University, 1991

Major College Rosario University, 1982-1983

Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, 1983-1991


Monterey Tech, 1992 -1997

     Anesthesiology Internship

Texas Heart Institute, 1997-1999

     Cardiovascular Anesthesia Fellowship

Texas Tech University, 2000-2003

     Anesthesiology Residency


  • "Pre-anesthetic Management of an Alcoholic Patient", Lesson 209, 51-55, Anesthesia News, July 2002 

Research and Presentations

  • Malignant Hyperthermia: Preoperative and Postoperative Clinical Relevance, 2001 VICER Publish Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: Treatment Options, Pain Medicine Rotation, Jun/2002 
  • Pharmacodynamics of intravenous Drugs presentation, Jun/2002 
  • Anesthesia for Cesarean Section presentation, Jun/2002 
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Neck: Airway Management and Anesthetic Implications case presentation, Apr/2002 
  • Local Anesthetics presentation, Dec/2001 
  • Perioperative Fluid Management presentation, Oct/2001 
  • The Difficult Airway: Risk, Prophylaxis, and Management presentation, Jul/2001 
  • Intrapartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy presentation, May/2001 
  • Anesthesia for Surgery in the Posterior Fossa presentation, Mar/2001 
  • Management for Cardiogenic, Hyperdynamic and Hypovolemic shock presentation, Nov/2001 
  • Thoracic Aortic Disease, Anesthetic Implications presentation, Sept/2000 
  • Anesthesia for Carotid Artery Surgery presentation, June 2000 
  • Physiologic Changes in the Pregnancy presentation, Mar/2000 

Activities and Organizations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Mexican Society of Anesthesia
  • Latin American Society of Anesthesia

Advanced Training/Specialties/Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching, Texas Tech University Health, 2003
  • Outstanding Intern in Surgery, Texas Tech University Health, 1999-2000
  • Outstanding Service Award, Texas Heart Institute, 1998-1999
  • Resident Research Forum Award, 1985
  • Award of Excellence in M.D. Thesis, 1989
  • Student Research Forum Award, 1984