Radiation Oncology Residency, University of California San Francisco (2014-2017) and Stanford University (2013-2014)
Preliminary Medicine Internship, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center (2012-2013)
M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston (2012)
M.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University (2008)
B.S., Biological Sciences, Stanford University (2007)
Awards & Honors
Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara (2013)
Harvard Linnane Scholar Award for academic excellence and community leadership, Harvard Medical School (2010)
American Society of Hematology Minority Medical Student Award (2009)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Post-Graduate Scholar (2008)
Stanford Firestone Medal Recipient, for top honors thesis in the schools of engineering, natural, physical, and social sciences, Stanford University (2007)
Stanford Center for Teaching and Undergraduate Advising and Research Award for Excellence in Honors Thesis Presentation, Stanford University (2007)
Graduation with Honors, Stanford University (2007)
Stanford University El Centro Chicano/Latino Senior Award for Academic Excellence, Stanford University (2007)
NCAA Division 1 National Indoor Track and Field Champion, Distance Medley Relay, Arkansas (2007)
Three time NCAA Division I All American, Track and Field (2005 – 2007)
Five time NCAA Division 1 All Academic, Track and Field (2005 – 2007)
Selected Publications and Abstracts
De Vita S, Mullaly A, Schneider-Kramann R, Garcia M, Ebert B, Gerbaulet A, Levine R, Williams D. Cooperation of KitD816V and TET2 Loss of Function in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Mastocytosis and Associated Hematological Malignancies. Experimental Hematology. 2013: 41(8): S15.
Song JJ, Hwang I, Cho KH, Garcia MA, Kim AJ, Wang TH, Lindstrom TM, Lee AT, Nishimura T, Zhao L, Morser J, Nesheim M, Goodman SB, Lee DM, Bridges SL, Gregersen PK, Leung LL, Robinson WH. Plasma carboxypeptidase B downregulates inflammatory responses in autoimmune arthritis. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2011 Sep; 121(9): 3517-3527.
Berkova Z, Garcia M, Wang S, Wise J, Tao RH, Daniluk U, Samaniego F. Direct inhibition of Fas activation by CD74. American Society of Hematology Conference, Abstract # 3770. March 2009.
Song J, Nishimura T, Garcia M, Myles T, Ho P, Du X, Sharif S, Leung L, Robinson W. Thrombin activatable carboxypeptidase B prevents anti-collagen antibody induced arthritis. Clinical Immunology 2007:123 suppl S98.
Presentations and Posters
Garcia M. Cancer and The Mind; the Nuerocognitive and Neuropsychiatric Effects of Malignancy. Grand Rounds Presentation. Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, CA. May 2013.
McGeshick C, Garcia M, Mierendorf S. A Sac of Surprise; Malignant Pericardia Effusion in Multiple Myeloma. American College of Physicians, Regional Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.
Garcia M. The Role of CD27 in Blocking Apoptosis in Lympohoma. American Society of Hematology Conference, New Orleans, LA. December 2009.
Garcia M. Osteopontin is released from the mast cell by C5a stimulation and promots mast cell migration. Achauer Honors Symposium Platform Presentation. Stanford, CA, June 2007.