In 2013, Dr. Garza joined the GI Care for Kids family. His training and interest in neurogastroenterology and motility bring specialized unique skills to our practice. Now GI Care for Kids is among a few centers in the country able to offer advanced motility studies for our patients.
Prior to joining GI Care for Kids Dr. Garza was Assistant professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; one of the leading centers in the country for gastrointestinal care, where he taught fellows and residents, performed motility studies and therapeutic endoscopy procedures with a particular focus in helping patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, constipation, fecal incontinence, gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformations, rumination and Ehlers-Danlos, among others.
Dr. Garza was born and raised in Mexico City, where he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine, graduating magna cum laude from Universidad Anahuac. In 2004, he moved to Cincinnati where he completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he became interested in gastroenterology and earned the Schubert-Balistreri Award, he remained in Cincinnati to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. While doing his fellowship Dr. Garza also completed a Master of Science in clinical and translational research and trained in neurogastroenterology and motility disorders.
He has presented his work on motility studies and pH-Impedance at national and international meetings and has authored research papers and book chapters in various topics including Hirschsprung’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux, chest pain, anorectal malformations, gastroparesis, constipation, dysphagia, gastrointestinal manifestations of Fanconi Anemia among other topics.
He has participated in many invited lectures at the University of Cincinnati medical school, University of Cincinnati college of nursing, Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting, Neonatology Grand Rounds, Pediatric Update, Pediatric Board Review Course, Pulmonary Conference Series, EDS professional conference, Dysphagia Series, Fanconi Anemia Research Foundation annual family meeting to name a few.
He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. He is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Hepatology, the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.
Dr. Garza likes to spend time with his wife and 2 children, and is an avid soccer and football fan.