Education and Training


Medical Doctorate – 1987-1991
Jefferson Medical College (recently renamed Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society
  • Gibbon Surgical Society

Biology – 1986-1987
Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts: Biological Basis of Behavior – 1982-1986
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Hand Surgery Fellowship – 2000-2001
Connecticut Combined Hand Surgery
Hartford, Connecticut

Plastic Surgery Residency – 1998-2000
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

General Surgery Internship and Residency – 1991-1998
University of Connecticut
Farmington, Connecticut

Surgery Research Fellow – 1994-1996
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut

  • Organ Repurfusion: Heat Shock Preconditioning
  • Research Advisor: G.A. Perdrizet, MD, PhD

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery –  2002
Certificate #6360

Employment History

Garcia Plastic Surgery – 2006-Present
Glens Falls, New York

Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery – 2007-Present
Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls, New York

Mohawk Valley Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery -2003-2005
New Hartford, New York

Samra Group  – 2001-2003
Holmdel, New Jersey


New York- 2003-Present

New Jersey – 2001-2005
MA 72464

Professional Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
J.B. Lynch Society


Patel, JC; Watson, K; Joseph, E; Garcia, J; Wollstein, R. “Long-Term Complications of Distal Radius Bone Grafts.” The Journal of Hand Surgery 28A(5): P784, 2003 September.

Garcia, JC; Patel, J; Joseph, E; Watson, HK. “Distal Radius Bone Grafts: A 32 Year Experience.” Presented at the New England Hand Society Annual Meeting on December 1, 2000 in Sturbridge, MA.

Garcia, JC and Perdrizet, GA. “Heat Shock Protects Rodent Kidneys from Acute Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Following Warm Ischemia.” First Prize at the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting on December 3, 1997 in Cromwell, CT.

Garcia, JC and Perdrizet, GA. “Heat Shock Protects Rodent Kidneys from Acute Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Following Warm Ischemia.” Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum at the Eighty-Third Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress on October 13, 1997 in Chicago, IL. Published in Surgical Forum Vol. XLVIII.

Garcia, JC and Perdrizet, GA. “Heat Shock Preserves Renal Perfusion Following Warm Ischemia.” Presented at The Society of University Surgeons Thirty-Eighth Annual University Surgical Residents’ Conference on February 10, 1996 in Washington, DC.

Garcia, JC and Castiglione, CL. “Nipple Sensitivity Following Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty in Patients with Gigantomastia.” Presented at the 36th Annual Convention of the New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons in the Joseph E. Murray Resident Award Competition on June 3, 1995 in Boston, MA.

Garcia, JC and Banerjee, S. “Utility of One-Year Follow-Up of Endoscopically Detected Adenomatous Polyps.” Diseases of the Colon And Rectum 37(4): P38, 1994 April [Abstract]. Presented at 93rd Annual Convention of The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons on May 11, 1994 in Orlando, FL.

Schwartz, GF; Finkel, GC; Garcia, JC; Patchefsky, AS. “Subclinical Ductal Carcinoma in situ of the Breast. Treatment by Local Excision and Surveillance Alone.” Cancer 70(10) 2468-74, 1992 Nov. 15.

Needleman, L; Foy, P; Garcia, J; et al. “Doppler US Evaluation of the Placental Arterial Circulation.” Presented at 71st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, November 18, 1985. Abstract was published in Radiology 157: 310 1985.