Dr. Rafael I. Garcia was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where he also completed his postgraduate training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Buffalo, NY where he received his fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery from Roswell Park Cancer Institute. After completing his training, Dr. Garcia returned to Puerto Rico, where he was an assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2002, he relocated to El Paso, Texas to practice his specialty.
Dr. Garcia has been board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology since 1994. Among others, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Head and Neck Society. He practices all fields of the specialty with a particular interest in the management and treatment of head and neck cancer, thyroid, and parathyroid conditions.
Dr. Garcia is fluent in English and Spanish.