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Curriculum Vitae

TRAINING


2015-2016 Microsurgery Fellowship Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University – Wexner
Medical Center
PD: Albert Chao, M.D.

2012-2015 Plastic Surgery Residency Allentown, PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network
PD: Robert X. Murphy, Jr, M.D.


2009-2012 General Surgery Residency Allentown, PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network
PD: Michael M. Badelino, M.D.


EDUCATION


2005-2009 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
Medical Doctorate May 2009

2001-2005 The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg, TX
Bachelor of Science Aug 2005
Major: Biology
Minors: Chemistry and English

Summa Cum Laude
Honors

MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS


January 2015 Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Pediatric Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Plastic Surgery Medical Mission Trip
Led by: Seth R. Thaller, M.D.
The University of Miami Health Systems

BOOK CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS


Garza III, R. Autologous Options for Abdominal Reconstruction . In: Management of the Open Abdomen. Dangleben D, Altaras R, Miles MG (eds.) 2013 New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co., Inc. 2015.

Garza III, R. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chapter and Wound Healing Chapter. In: Absite Slayer. Dangleben, Dale A. (ed.) McGraw-Hill, 2013.


RESEARCH


ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS

Chang DW, Masia J, Garza III R, Neligan PC, Skoracki, R. Lymphedema: Surgical and Medical Therapy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. [Accepted for publication 2016]

Chao AH, Garza III R , Povoski SP. A review of the use of silicone implants in breast surgery. Expert Review of Medical Devices. 2016 Jan 13:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]

Greathouse ST, Adkinson JM, Garza III R, Gilstrap J, Miller NF, Eid SM, Murphy RX Jr. Impact of Injury Mechanisms on Patterns and Management of Facial Fractures. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 Jul; 26 (5): 1529-33.

Garza III R, Dangleben DA, Welkie JF Brachial Artery Aneurysm With ''Blue Finger Syndrome'' After Ligation of a Remote Brachial Artery-Cephalic Vein Fistula. Vascular and Endovascular Surg.ery 2013 Aug. 47(6): 479-481.

Lee EI, Chike-Obi CJ, Gonzalez P, Garza III R, Leong M, Subramanian A, Bullocks J, Awad SS Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermal matrix: a follow-up study.
.American Journal of Surgery. Nov. 2009. 198(5): 650-7.

PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS

Garza III, R, Greathouse ST, Gilstrap JN, Reinart K, Tavianini H,
Deacon V, Murphy Jr, RX. Incidence and Quality Implications of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oral Presentation Resident Conference – San Diego, California, October 2013.

PRESENTATIONS AND MEETINGS

Garza R, Coriddi M, Farrar W, Skoracki RJ. Prophylactic Lymphovenous Bypass: Minimizing Risk of Lymphedema in Advanced Breast Cancer. The Ohio State University – Breast Cancer Survivorship Conference, Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH. September 2016.

Eiferman D, Coriddi M, Garza R, Skoracki RJ. Vascularized Mesenteric Lymph Node Transplant: A Novel Treatment for Lymphedema. The Ohio State University – Breast Cancer Survivorship Conference, Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH. September 2016.

Garza III, R, Greathouse ST, Gilstrap JN, Reinart K, Tavianini H, Deacon V, Murphy Jr, RX. Incidence and Quality Implications of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oral Presentation Resident Conference – San Diego, California, October 2013.

Garza III, R, Adkinson JM, Gilstrap NG, Miller NF, Eid SM, Murphy RX. Facial Fractures Demographics and Injury Patterns in a Level 1 Trauma Center. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Oral Presentation – Orlando, Florida, October 2013.

Garza III R, Edwards CM, Ranganath B, Miller N, Adkinson J, Bellucci KM, Murphy Jr RX. To Re-Excise or Not to Re-Excise: Positive Margins after Excision of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Oral Presentation – New Orleans, Louisiana, April 23, 2013

Garza III R, Edwards CM, Ranganath B, Miller N, Adkinson J, Bellucci KM, Murphy Jr RX. To Re-Excise or Not to Re-Excise: Positive Margins after Excision of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers. Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oral Presentation – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 2013.

Garza III R, Adkinson J, Gilstrap J, Murphy RX. Facial Fracture Management: Operative Trends. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Poster Presentation – San Francisco, California, April 2012.

Adkinson JM, Garza III R , Gilstrap JN, Eid SM, Murphy RX Jr. Facial Fracture Management: Operative Trends and Financial Perspectives. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, October 2011.

Garza III R, Dangleben, DA, Welkie, JF. Brachial Artery Aneurysm with “Blue Finger Syndrome” after Ligation of an Aterio-Venous Fistula. Keystone Chapter- American College of Surgeons, Poster Presentation - Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 2010.

Withers EH, Izaddoost SA, Garza III R. Reconstruction of Sternal Wound Defects. Presented at Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons - San Antonio, Texas, November 2008.

Janz BA, Ko MJ, Garza III R, Basu CB. A Retrospective Review and a Discussion of Treatment Options for Complicated Scalp Injuries and Avulsions at a Level I Trauma. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Poster Presentation - Baltimore, Maryland, October 2007.

Janz BA, Ko MJ, Scott B, Garza III R, Hollier LH, Basu CB. A retrospective evaluation of scalp avulsions at a major level I trauma center. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oral Presentaton - Dallas, Texas, September 2006.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


2012 – Present American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Resident/Fellow Member
2012 – 2015 Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons - Resident Member

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS


2011 Make the Diagnosis Series: Surgical Radiology Contributing Author

2010 Surgical Intern Survival Guide Developer and Co-author

ENTREPRENUERSHIPS


2011-2014 The Surgical Education Network Plastic Surgery Administrator

AWARDS


2013 Paul R. Bosanac Research and Publication Award
2008 Nominated for Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2008 Awarded The Federal Managers Association Scholarship
2005 National Dean’s List
2005 Golden Key National Honors Society
2005 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2004 University of Texas – Pan American Student of the Week
2003 All American Scholar

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