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Victor Garcia, MD

Professor of Surgery

  • Bachelor's Degree: United States Military Academy
  • Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania
  • General Surgery Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Pediatric Surgery Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Contact Information
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • 3333 Burnet Avenue
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
  • Office 513-636-7841
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Falcone, Richard A; Milliken, William J; Bensard, Denis D; Haas, Lynn; Daugherty, Margot; Gray, Lisa; Tuggle, David W; Garcia, Victor F 2016. A paradigm for achieving successful pediatric trauma verification in the absence of pediatric surgical specialists while ensuring quality of care. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 80 3, 433-9

Miyano, Go; Jenkins, Todd M; Xanthakos, Stavra A; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H 2013. Perioperative outcome of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a children's hospital experience. Journal of pediatric surgery, 48 10, 2092-8

Beaudin, Marianne; Daugherty, Margot; Geis, Gary; Moody, Suzanne; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2012. Assessment of factors associated with the delayed transfer of pediatric trauma patients: an emergency physician survey. Pediatric emergency care, 28 8, 758-63

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2012. Role of computed tomography and clinical findings in pediatric blunt intestinal injury: a multicenter study. Pediatric emergency care, 28 12, 1338-42

Goldberg, Jillian; McClaine, Rebecca J; Cook, Becky; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L; Crone, Kerry; Falcone, Richard A 2011. Use of a mild traumatic brain injury guideline to reduce inpatient hospital imaging and charges. Journal of pediatric surgery, 46 9, 1777-83

McClaine, Rebecca J; Garcia, Victor F 2011. Unnatural causes: social determinants of child health and well-being. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, 165 5, 476

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Huezo, Karen; Rangel, Erika; François, Nathaly; Schweer, Lynn; Daugherty, Margot; Koehn, Margie; Ricketts, Crystal; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2010. Unnecessary imaging, not hospital distance, or transportation mode impacts delays in the transfer of injured children. Pediatric emergency care, 26 7, 481-6

Inge, Thomas H; Jenkins, Todd M; Zeller, Meg; Dolan, Lawrence; Daniels, Stephen R; Garcia, Victor F; Brandt, Mary L; Bean, Judy; Gamm, Kimberlee; Xanthakos, Stavra A 2010. Baseline BMI is a strong predictor of nadir BMI after adolescent gastric bypass. The Journal of pediatrics, 156 1, 103-108.e1

Martin, Colin A; Care, Marguerite; Rangel, Erika L; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2010. Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse. American journal of surgery, 199 2, 210-5

Inge, Thomas H; Miyano, Go; Bean, Judy; Helmrath, Michael; Courcoulas, Anita; Harmon, Carroll M; Chen, Mike K; Wilson, Kimberly; Daniels, Stephen R; Garcia, Victor F; Brandt, Mary L; Dolan, Lawrence M 2009. Reversal of type 2 diabetes mellitus and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors after surgical weight loss in adolescents. Pediatrics, 123 1, 214-22

Falcone, Richard A; Daugherty, Margot; Schweer, Lynn; Patterson, Mary; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2008. Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 6, 1065-71

Falcone, Richard A; Martin, Colin; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2008. Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 10, 1858-64

Ippisch, Holly M; Inge, Thomas H; Daniels, Stephen R; Wang, Baiyang; Khoury, Philip R; Witt, Sandra A; Glascock, Betty J; Garcia, Victor F; Kimball, Thomas R 2008. Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in morbidly obese adolescents. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 51 14, 1342-8

Rangel, Shawn J; Martin, Colin A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2008. Alarming trends in the improper use of motor vehicle restraints in children: implications for public policy and the development of race-based strategies for improving compliance. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 1, 200-7

Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2007. Disparities in child abuse mortality are not explained by injury severity. Journal of pediatric surgery, 42 6, 1031-6; discussion 1

Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2007. The epidemiology of infant injuries and alarming health disparities. Journal of pediatric surgery, 42 1, 172-6; discussion 17

Allen, Steven R; Ignacio, Romeo; Falcone, Richard A; Alonso, Maria H; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Warner, Brad W; Azizkhan, Richard G; Tiao, Gregory M 2006. The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 3, 479-83

Falcone, Richard A; Brentley, Anita L; Ricketts, Crystal D; Allen, Sheryl E; Garcia, Victor F 2006. Development, implementation and evaluation of a unique African-American faith-based approach to increase automobile restraint use. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98 8, 1335-41

Fanta, Kaaren; Cook, Becky; Falcone, Richard A; Rickets, Crystal; Schweer, Lynn; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2006. Pediatric trauma nurse practitioners provide excellent care with superior patient satisfaction for injured children. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 1, 277-81

Fernández Meré, Luis Angel; García, Violeta Fernández; Blanco, María Alvarez 2006. Positioning of intragastric balloon under sedation in super-super-obese patients. Obesity surgery, 16 10, 1395-6

Frey, Ala Stanford; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Cohen, Aliza P; Durrett, Greg; Azizkhan, Richard G 2006. Nonoperative management of pectus carinatum. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 1, 40-5; discussion 40-

Garcia, Victor F; DeMaria, Eric J 2006. Adolescent bariatric surgery: treatment delayed, treatment denied, a crisis invited. Obesity surgery, 16 1, 1-4

Giss, Steven R; Dobrilovic, Nick; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2006. Complications of nonoperative management of pediatric blunt hepatic injury: Diagnosis, management, and outcomes. The Journal of trauma, 61 2, 334-9

Lawson, M Louise; Kirk, Shelley; Mitchell, Terry; Chen, Mike K; Loux, Tara Jean; Daniels, Stephen R; Harmon, Carroll M; Clements, Ronald H; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H 2006. One-year outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbidly obese adolescents: a multicenter study from the Pediatric Bariatric Study Group. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 1, 137-43; discussion 1

Garcia, Victor F 2005. Adolescent bariatric surgery: treatment delayed may be treatment denied. Pediatrics, 115 3, 822-3

Inge, Thomas H; Donnelly, Lane F; Vierra, Mark; Cohen, Aliza P; Daniels, Stephen R; Garcia, Victor F 2005. Managing bariatric patients in a children's hospital: radiologic considerations and limitations. Journal of pediatric surgery, 40 4, 609-17

Inge, Thomas H; Krebs, Nancy F; Garcia, Victor F; Skelton, Joseph A; Guice, Karen S; Strauss, Richard S; Albanese, Craig T; Brandt, Mary L; Hammer, Lawrence D; Harmon, Carol M; Kane, Timothy D; Klish, William J; Oldham, Keith T; Rudolph, Colin D; Helmrath, Michael A; Donovan, Edward; Daniels, Stephen R 2004. Bariatric surgery for severely overweight adolescents: concerns and recommendations. Pediatrics, 114 1, 217-23

Inge, Thomas H; Zeller, Meg; Garcia, Victor F; Daniels, Stephen R 2004. Surgical approach to adolescent obesity. Adolescent medicine clinics, 15 3, 429-53

Towbin, Alexander; Inge, Thomas H; Garcia, Victor F; Roehrig, Helmut R; Clements, Ronald H; Harmon, Carroll M; Daniels, Stephen R 2004. Beriberi after gastric bypass surgery in adolescence. The Journal of pediatrics, 145 2, 263-7

Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2003. Pediatric trauma: beyond the brain. Critical care clinics, 19 3, 551-61, x

Garcia, Victor F; Langford, Linda; Inge, Thomas H 2003. Application of laparoscopy for bariatric surgery in adolescents. Current opinion in pediatrics, 15 3, 248-55

Brown, Rebeccah L; Koepplinger, Matthew E; Mehlman, Charles T; Gittelman, Michael; Garcia, Victor F 2002. All-terrain vehicle and bicycle crashes in children: epidemiology and comparison of injury severity. Journal of pediatric surgery, 37 3, 375-80

Brown, R L; Brunn, M A; Garcia, V F 2001. Cervical spine injuries in children: a review of 103 patients treated consecutively at a level 1 pediatric trauma center. Journal of pediatric surgery, 36 8, 1107-14

Connors, J M; Ruddy, R M; McCall, J; Garcia, V F 2001. Delayed diagnosis in pediatric blunt trauma. Pediatric emergency care, 17 1, 1-4

Emery, K H; McAneney, C M; Racadio, J M; Johnson, N D; Evora, D K; Garcia, V F 2001. Absent peritoneal fluid on screening trauma ultrasonography in children: a prospective comparison with computed tomography. Journal of pediatric surgery, 36 4, 565-9

Fein, H; Naseem, S; Witte, D P; Garcia, V F; Lucky, A; Staat, M A 2001. Tungiasis in North America: a report of 2 cases in internationally adopted children. The Journal of pediatrics, 139 5, 744-6

Grisoni, E; Stallion, A; Nance, M L; Lelli, J L; Garcia, V F; Marsh, E 2001. The New Injury Severity Score and the evaluation of pediatric trauma. The Journal of trauma, 50 6, 1106-10

Mehlman, C T; Scott, K A; Koch, B L; Garcia, V F 2000. Orthopaedic injuries in children secondary to airbag deployment. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 82 6, 895-8

Vazquez, W D; Garcia, V F 1993. Pediatric pelvic fractures combined with an additional skeletal injury is an indicator of significant injury. Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, 177 5, 468-72