Michael Garcia, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Garcia’s expertise includes the treatment of brain and spine tumors. He specializes in non-invasive radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), image-guided intensity-modulated therapy (IMRT), and brachytherapy. He strives to provide the most effective treatments while considering the patient’s quality of life, values, and goals. He is a member of the American Board of Radiology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Society of Neuro-Oncology.
Dr. Garcia earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and his master’s degree in biological sciences, with a focus on immunology, from Stanford University in California. He completed his medical residency in radiation oncology at the University of California—San Francisco.
Dr. Garcia has authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications in the realms of radiosurgery, medical education, and patient symptom management. He has also authored multiple textbook chapters in the field of oncology.
- Residency, University of California—San Francisco, Radiation Oncology, 2014-2018
- Internship, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2012-2013
- MD, Harvard Medical School, 2012
- MS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences, 2008
- BS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences, 2007
- American Board of Radiology
- American Society for Radiation Oncology
- Society of Neuro-Oncology
- Top Doctors, Phoenix Magazine, 2020
- Merit Award for research in improving symptom management of patients with cancer, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016
- Patient Care Fund Award for prostate cancer education, University of California—San Francisco, 2015
- Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, Kaiser Permanente, 2013
- Linnane Scholar for academic excellence and community leadership, Harvard Medical School, 2010
- Minority Medical Student Award, American Society of Hematology, 2009
- Postgraduate Scholar, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2008
- Firestone Medal for top honors thesis, Stanford University, 2007
- Center for Teaching and Learning Award for top thesis presentation, Stanford University, 2007
- Chicano/Latino Community Senior Award, Stanford University, 2007
- Division 1 National Champion, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2007
- Three-time Division 1 All American in Track & Field, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2004-2007
- Five-Time Division 1 All Academic in Track & Field, 2004-2007
- Legislative Session Honor, New Mexico House of Representatives, 2003