Christopher Garcia, MD
Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesiology
How long have you been a member of SPA?
Why did you join SPA?
Enrolled in Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
I am a current fellow in pediatric anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan within Detroit Medical Center, after completing my residency at Harper Hospital within the same hospital system.
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, with family originating from Cuba. I received my undergraduate degree in Biology within the University of Denver; then, I enrolled in St. George’s University School of Medicine located in the Caribbean island of Grenada.
I first became interested in Anesthesiology when I had shadowed with a podiatrist who invited me to join him in the operating room, which was my first visit. I learned about the perioperative surgical team, including the anesthesiologist, and this helped me realize my place within the field of medicine.
After starting my residency, I had considered Pediatrics as an alternative specialty, and realized the importance of training in Anesthesiology when specializing towards children. When I first rotated in pediatric Anesthesiology, it was then I realized my true calling to be a physician taking care of children in need within the perioperative surgical suite and beyond.