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Victor Garcia, MD

Professor of Surgery

Education/Credentials
  • 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 victor.garcia@cchmc.org

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

Brown R.; Crotty E.; Garcia V.; Li C.; Mazur W.; Moore R.; Ngo T.; Taylor M.; Truong V. 12-01-2017. Occult RV systolic dysfunction detected by CMR derived RV circumferential strain in patients with pe PLoS ONE, 12 12,

Barnett S.; Garcia V.; Inge T. 12-01-2012. Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents Pediatric Surgery, , 1041-1050

Brown R.L.; Falcone R.A.; Garcia V.F. 12-01-2012. Genitourinary Tract Trauma Pediatric Surgery, , 311-325

Garcia V.; Inge T.; Miyano G. 12-01-2010. Bariatric Surgical Procedures in Adolescence Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, , 1055-1064

Garcia V. 12-01-2007. Adolescent bariatric surgery Surgical Management of Obesity, , 315-323

Garcia V.; Inge T.; Kane T. 12-01-2007. Bariatric surgery in adolescents Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, , 419-427

Agran P.; Bull M.; Dowd M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Laraque D.; Smith G.; Tenenbein M.; Weiss J.; Wright J. 11-01-2004. Injury risk of nonpowder guns Pediatrics, 114 5, 1357-1361

Agran P.; Barnett S.; Bell W.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Cora-Bramble D.; Drum A.; DuPlessis H.; Garcia A.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Handal G.; Holmberg R.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Lavin A.; Lee B.; McLaurin J.; Melinkovich P.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Varrasso D.; Wood D. 10-20-2001. Prevention of agricultural injuries among children and adolescents Pediatrics, 108 4, 1016-1019

Garcia V. 09-01-2007. Editorial comment Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 3 5, 541-542

Allen S.; Garcia V.; Inge T.; Lawson L. 09-01-2005. Attitudes of bariatric surgeons concerning adolescent bariatric surgery (ABS) Obesity Surgery, 15 8, 1192-1195

Ford H.; Garcia V.; Groner J.; Haut E.; Keller M.; Kuhn A.; Nance M.; Schwab C.; Stafford P.; Tuchfarber B. 09-01-2004. Management of penetrating colon and rectal injuries in the pediatric patient Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 47 9, 1526-1532

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pickering L.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D. 08-25-2001. School bus transportation of children with special health care needs Pediatrics, 108 2 II, 516-518

Apelt N.; Bates C.; Brown R.; Garcia V.; Mecoli M.; Sadhasivam S.; Schaffzin J. 08-01-2017. Surgical site infection related to use of elastomeric pumps in pectus excavatum repair. Lessons lear Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 52 8, 1292-1295

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D. 07-10-2001. Fireworks-related injuries to children Pediatrics, 108 1, 190-191

Garcia V. 07-01-2005. Editorial Comment Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 1 4, 405-407

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D. 06-21-2001. Lawn mower-related injuries to children: Committee on injury and poison prevention Pediatrics, 107 6, 1480-1481

Agran P.; Anderson S.; Bolduc S.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Grieser B.; Johnson M.; Katcher M.; Keely K.; Laraque D.; Malacrea R.; McLain L.; Neverman C.; Pollack S.; Reed F.; Rowl T.; Schieber R.; Small E.; Smith B.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S.; Tully W.; Washington R.; Young J. 05-05-1998. In-line skating injuries in children and adolescents Pediatrics, 101 4 I, 720-722

Billington C.; Buchwald H.; Danforth W.; Detre K.; Garcia V.; Jensen M.; Kelley D.; Klein S.; O'Leary J.; Owen H.; Sheldon G.; Wadden T.; Wangensteen S.; Wittgrove A.; Wolfe B. 05-01-2005. Consensus Conference Statement. Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity: Health implications for patien Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 1 3, 371-381

Agran P.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Laraque D.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Smith G.; Tenenbein M.; Wright J. 03-09-2002. Skateboard and scooter injuries Pediatrics, 109 3, 542-543

Bucuvalas J.; Daniels S.; Garcia V.; Inge T.; Miles L.; Xanthakos S. 02-01-2006. Histologic spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in morbidly obese adolescents Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 4 2, 226-232

Brotfain E.; Garcia V.; Klein M.; Last M.; Tsur E.; Udassin R. 01-01-2019. Hypotensive episode prediction in icus via observation window splitting Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 11053 LNAI , 472-487

Garcia V. 01-01-2010. Comment on: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: Fi Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 6 5, 475-476

Bivens K.; Cook B.; Falcone R.; Garcia V.; Schweer L.; Van Kuiken D. 01-01-2006. Family perception: Quality of life following a child’s traumatic injury Journal of Trauma Nursing, 13 1, 6-14

Brown R.; Garcia V. 01-01-2006. Genitourinary Tract Trauma Pediatric Surgery: Sixth Edition, 1-2 , 317-336

Garcia V.; Inge T. 01-01-2006. Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents Pediatric Surgery: Sixth Edition, 2-2 , 1242-1259

Amin R.; Cohen A.; Curti R.; Daniels S.; Garcia V.; Inge T.; Kalra M.; Lawson L. 01-01-2005. Obstructive sleep apnea in extremely overweight adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery Obesity Research, 13 7, 1175-1179

Amin R.; Caniano D.; Daniels S.; Garcia V.; Geiger J.; Higa K.; Inge T.; Kirk S.; Langford L.; Roehrig H.; Zeller M. 01-01-2004. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Adolescent Bariatric Surgical Patient Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 39 3, 442-447

Agran P.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Laraque D.; Pollack S.; Smith G.; Tenenbein M.; Wright J. 01-01-2002. Selecting and using the most appropriate car safety seats for growing children: Guidelines for couns Pediatrics, 109 3, 550-553

Agarwal N.; Cushman J.; Fabian T.; Garcia V.; Nagy K.; Pasquale M.; Salotto A. 01-01-2001. Practice management guidelines for the management of mild traumatic brain injury: The EAST practice Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 51 5, 1016-1026

Agran P.; Appy M.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Hall J.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S.; Tully W. 01-01-2000. Reducing the number of deaths and injuries from residential fires Pediatrics, 105 6, 1355-1357

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Christoffel K.; Garcia V.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Pollack S.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S.; Tully W. 01-01-2000. Firearm-related injuries affecting the pediatric population Pediatrics, 105 4 I, 888-895

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Gardner H.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S. 01-01-2000. Snowmobiling hazards: Committee on injury and poison prevention Pediatrics, 106 5 I, 1142-1144

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S. 01-01-2000. Children in pickup trucks Pediatrics, 106 4 I, 857-859

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Newland H.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S.; Tully W. 01-01-2000. All-terrain vehicle injury prevention: Two-, three-, and four-wheeled unlicensed motor vehicles Pediatrics, 105 6, 1352-1354

Agran P.; Brenner R.; Bryn S.; Bull M.; Garcia V.; Katcher M.; Laraque D.; Neverman C.; Pollack S.; Schieber R.; Smith B.; Smith G.; Spivak H.; Stanwick R.; Tanz R.; Tenenbein M.; Tinsworth D.; Tully S.; Tully W. 01-01-2000. Personal watercraft use by children and adolescents Pediatrics, 105 2, 452-453

Cooney D.; Garcia V.; Grisoni E.; Haley K.; Marsh E.; Mutabagani K.; Pillai S.; Schweer L.; Volsko T. 01-01-2000. Pediatric airbag injuries: The Ohio experience Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 35 2, 160-163

Arya G.; Garcia V. 01-01-1995. Hypoxia/reoxygenation affects endotoxin tolerance Journal of Surgical Research, 59 1, 13-16

Arya G.; Chaet M.; Garcia V.; Ziegler M. 01-01-1994. Dietary fish oil enhances macrophage production of nitric oxide Journal of Surgical Research, 57 1, 65-68

Eichelberger M.; Garcia V.; Koop C.; Templeton J.; Ziegler M. 01-01-1981. Use of military antishock trouser in a child Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 16 4 SUPPL. 1, 544-546