David J Garcia, DO, MS
Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology
Assistant Medical Director, Anesthesiology
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
[email protected]

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David J Garcia, DO, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • About
  • Qualifications
  • Research Overview
  • Recent Publications
  • About

    As an Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship trained anesthesiologist, I excel in perioperative management of complex cardiac and thoracic cases, including myocardial revascularization, valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive approaches to valve replacement, heart failure management with percutaneous and permanent right and left ventricular assist devices, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and thoracic transplantation including combined en bloc heart-lung and heart-liver transplantation, and adult congenital patients. Additionally, as a board certified advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiographer, I provide comprehensive diagnostic and monitoring of the complex cardiothoracic patient. Furthermore, I am a Critical Care Fellowship trained anesthesiologist well versed in recognizing and managing acutely ill adult patients with single or multiple organ system failure requiring ongoing monitoring and support specifically in the specialized setting of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.

    • Anesthesia Fellowship
      Duke University Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 2019
    • Academic Chief Fellow
      Duke Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 2019
    • Anesthesia Fellowship
      Duke University Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 2018
    • Anesthesia Residency
      Loyola University Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 2017
    • DO
      Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 555 31st St, 2013
    • MS
      Midwestern University, 555 31st St, 2011
    • BA
      University of Chicago, United States, 2005
    Research Overview

    I have many research interests including clinical outcomes after mechanical circulatory support for post-cardiotomy shock, clinical outcomes after temporary RVAD support during durable LVAD placement, the impact of continuous ScVO2 monitoring during CRRT on volume management, leukocyte filtration modulation of the inflammatory cascade while on cardiopulmonary bypass to manage vasoplegia, sepsis-induced coagulopathy, changes in RV strain after modified Ross procedure, and resuscitative effect of Centhaquin.

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Additional Scholarship
      CV Lecture14: Redo Sternotomy. Anesthesia Toolbox. https://learn.anesthesiatoolbox.com/products/cv-lecture-14-redo-sternotomy
      Garcia D. 2023 Jan;
    • Presentation
      Applications of Thromboelastometry
      2017 Apr;
    • Proceeding / Abstract / Poster
      Centhaquin improves resuscitative effect of hypertonic saline in hemorrhaged rats.
      Gulati A, Lavhale MS, Garcia DJ, Havalad S. J Surg Res, 2012 Nov; 178 (1): 415 - 423. DOI:10.1016/j.jss.2012.02.005
      PMID: 22487389
    • Journal Article
      Centhaquin improves resuscitative effect of hypertonic saline in hemorrhaged rats.
      Gulati A, Lavhale MS, Garcia DJ, Havalad S. The Journal of surgical research, 2012 Jan 1; 178 (1):
    • Proceeding / Abstract / Poster
      Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography for Assessing Pulmonary Vein Flow after Pulmonary Vein Angioplasty
      Garcia D. 2016
    • Proceeding / Abstract / Poster
      Medically Challenging Cases VII - Challenges in Treating Electrical Storm
      Saggu J. 2022
    • Proceeding / Abstract / Poster
      Resuscitative Effect of Centhaquin Prepared in Hypertonic Saline or Ringer's Lactate
      Gulati A, Lavhale M, Garcia D, Havalad S. 2010