Victor Garcia

Victor F Garcia

Professor of Surgery

Childrens Hospital Bldg R

COM Surgery Pediatric - 0054

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229


Bachelor's Degree, United States Military Academy 1968 (Engineering)

Medical Degree, University of Pennsylvania 1974

General Surgery Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center 1978

Pediatric Surgery Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 1981


Peer Reviewed Publications

Miyano, Go; Jenkins, Todd M; Xanthakos, Stavra A; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H (2013. )Perioperative outcome of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a children's hospital experience.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,48 (10 ),2092-8

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A (2012. )Role of computed tomography and clinical findings in pediatric blunt intestinal injury: a multicenter study.Pediatric emergency care, ,28 (12 ),1338-42

Beaudin, Marianne; Daugherty, Margot; Geis, Gary; Moody, Suzanne; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A (2012. )Assessment of factors associated with the delayed transfer of pediatric trauma patients: an emergency physician survey.Pediatric emergency care, ,28 (8 ),758-63

Goldberg, Jillian; McClaine, Rebecca J; Cook, Becky; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L; Crone, Kerry; Falcone, Richard A (2011. )Use of a mild traumatic brain injury guideline to reduce inpatient hospital imaging and charges.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,46 (9 ),1777-83

McClaine, Rebecca J; Garcia, Victor F (2011. )Unnatural causes: social determinants of child health and well-being.Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, ,165 (5 ),476

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Huezo, Karen; Rangel, Erika; François, Nathaly; Schweer, Lynn; Daugherty, Margot; Koehn, Margie; Ricketts, Crystal; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A (2010. )Unnecessary imaging, not hospital distance, or transportation mode impacts delays in the transfer of injured children.Pediatric emergency care, ,26 (7 ),481-6

Martin, Colin A; Care, Marguerite; Rangel, Erika L; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A (2010. )Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse.American journal of surgery, ,199 (2 ),210-5

Inge, Thomas H; Jenkins, Todd M; Zeller, Meg; Dolan, Lawrence; Daniels, Stephen R; Garcia, Victor F; Brandt, Mary L; Bean, Judy; Gamm, Kimberlee; Xanthakos, Stavra A (2010. )Baseline BMI is a strong predictor of nadir BMI after adolescent gastric bypass.The Journal of pediatrics, ,156 (1 ),103-108.e1

Inge, Thomas H; Miyano, Go; Bean, Judy; Helmrath, Michael; Courcoulas, Anita; Harmon, Carroll M; Chen, Mike K; Wilson, Kimberly; Daniels, Stephen R; Garcia, Victor F; Brandt, Mary L; Dolan, Lawrence M (2009. )Reversal of type 2 diabetes mellitus and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors after surgical weight loss in adolescents.Pediatrics, ,123 (1 ),214-22

Falcone, Richard A; Martin, Colin; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F (2008. )Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,43 (10 ),1858-64

Falcone, Richard A; Daugherty, Margot; Schweer, Lynn; Patterson, Mary; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F (2008. )Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,43 (6 ),1065-71

Ippisch, Holly M; Inge, Thomas H; Daniels, Stephen R; Wang, Baiyang; Khoury, Philip R; Witt, Sandra A; Glascock, Betty J; Garcia, Victor F; Kimball, Thomas R (2008. )Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in morbidly obese adolescents.Journal of the American College of Cardiology, ,51 (14 ),1342-8

Rangel, Shawn J; Martin, Colin A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A (2008. )Alarming trends in the improper use of motor vehicle restraints in children: implications for public policy and the development of race-based strategies for improving compliance.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,43 (1 ),200-7

Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F (2007. )Disparities in child abuse mortality are not explained by injury severity.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,42 (6 ),1031-6; discussion 1

Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F (2007. )The epidemiology of infant injuries and alarming health disparities.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,42 (1 ),172-6; discussion 17

Fernández Meré, Luis Angel; García, Violeta Fernández; Blanco, María Alvarez (2006. )Positioning of intragastric balloon under sedation in super-super-obese patients.Obesity surgery, ,16 (10 ),1395-6

Falcone, Richard A; Brentley, Anita L; Ricketts, Crystal D; Allen, Sheryl E; Garcia, Victor F (2006. )Development, implementation and evaluation of a unique African-American faith-based approach to increase automobile restraint use. Journal of the National Medical Association, ,98 (8 ),1335-41

Giss, Steven R; Dobrilovic, Nick; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F (2006. )Complications of nonoperative management of pediatric blunt hepatic injury: Diagnosis, management, and outcomes.The Journal of trauma, ,61 (2 ),334-9

Allen, Steven R; Ignacio, Romeo; Falcone, Richard A; Alonso, Maria H; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Warner, Brad W; Azizkhan, Richard G; Tiao, Gregory M (2006. )The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,41 (3 ),479-83

Fanta, Kaaren; Cook, Becky; Falcone, Richard A; Rickets, Crystal; Schweer, Lynn; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F (2006. )Pediatric trauma nurse practitioners provide excellent care with superior patient satisfaction for injured children.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,41 (1 ),277-81

Lawson, M Louise; Kirk, Shelley; Mitchell, Terry; Chen, Mike K; Loux, Tara Jean; Daniels, Stephen R; Harmon, Carroll M; Clements, Ronald H; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H (2006. )One-year outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbidly obese adolescents: a multicenter study from the Pediatric Bariatric Study Group.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,41 (1 ),137-43; discussion 1

Frey, Ala Stanford; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Cohen, Aliza P; Durrett, Greg; Azizkhan, Richard G (2006. )Nonoperative management of pectus carinatum.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,41 (1 ),40-5; discussion 40-

Garcia, Victor F; DeMaria, Eric J (2006. )Adolescent bariatric surgery: treatment delayed, treatment denied, a crisis invited.Obesity surgery, ,16 (1 ),1-4

Inge, Thomas H; Donnelly, Lane F; Vierra, Mark; Cohen, Aliza P; Daniels, Stephen R; Garcia, Victor F (2005. )Managing bariatric patients in a children's hospital: radiologic considerations and limitations.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,40 (4 ),609-17

Garcia, Victor F (2005. )Adolescent bariatric surgery: treatment delayed may be treatment denied.Pediatrics, ,115 (3 ),822-3

Inge, Thomas H; Zeller, Meg; Garcia, Victor F; Daniels, Stephen R (2004. )Surgical approach to adolescent obesity. Adolescent medicine clinics, ,15 (3 ),429-53

Towbin, Alexander; Inge, Thomas H; Garcia, Victor F; Roehrig, Helmut R; Clements, Ronald H; Harmon, Carroll M; Daniels, Stephen R (2004. )Beriberi after gastric bypass surgery in adolescence.The Journal of pediatrics, ,145 (2 ),263-7

Inge, Thomas H; Krebs, Nancy F; Garcia, Victor F; Skelton, Joseph A; Guice, Karen S; Strauss, Richard S; Albanese, Craig T; Brandt, Mary L; Hammer, Lawrence D; Harmon, Carol M; Kane, Timothy D; Klish, William J; Oldham, Keith T; Rudolph, Colin D; Helmrath, Michael A; Donovan, Edward; Daniels, Stephen R (2004. )Bariatric surgery for severely overweight adolescents: concerns and recommendations. Pediatrics, ,114 (1 ),217-23

Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L (2003. )Pediatric trauma: beyond the brain. Critical care clinics, ,19 (3 ),551-61, x

Garcia, Victor F; Langford, Linda; Inge, Thomas H (2003. )Application of laparoscopy for bariatric surgery in adolescents. Current opinion in pediatrics, ,15 (3 ),248-55

Brown, Rebeccah L; Koepplinger, Matthew E; Mehlman, Charles T; Gittelman, Michael; Garcia, Victor F (2002. )All-terrain vehicle and bicycle crashes in children: epidemiology and comparison of injury severity. Journal of pediatric surgery, ,37 (3 ),375-80

Fein, H; Naseem, S; Witte, D P; Garcia, V F; Lucky, A; Staat, M A (2001. )Tungiasis in North America: a report of 2 cases in internationally adopted children.The Journal of pediatrics, ,139 (5 ),744-6

Brown, R L; Brunn, M A; Garcia, V F (2001. )Cervical spine injuries in children: a review of 103 patients treated consecutively at a level 1 pediatric trauma center.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,36 (8 ),1107-14

Grisoni, E; Stallion, A; Nance, M L; Lelli, J L; Garcia, V F; Marsh, E (2001. )The New Injury Severity Score and the evaluation of pediatric trauma. The Journal of trauma, ,50 (6 ),1106-10

Emery, K H; McAneney, C M; Racadio, J M; Johnson, N D; Evora, D K; Garcia, V F (2001. )Absent peritoneal fluid on screening trauma ultrasonography in children: a prospective comparison with computed tomography.Journal of pediatric surgery, ,36 (4 ),565-9

Connors, J M; Ruddy, R M; McCall, J; Garcia, V F (2001. )Delayed diagnosis in pediatric blunt trauma. Pediatric emergency care, ,17 (1 ),1-4

Mehlman, C T; Scott, K A; Koch, B L; Garcia, V F (2000. )Orthopaedic injuries in children secondary to airbag deployment. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, ,82 (6 ),895-8

Vazquez, W D; Garcia, V F (1993. )Pediatric pelvic fractures combined with an additional skeletal injury is an indicator of significant injury. Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, ,177 (5 ),468-72

Falcone, Richard A; Milliken, William J; Bensard, Denis D; Haas, Lynn; Daugherty, Margot; Gray, Lisa; Tuggle, David W; Garcia, Victor F (2016. )A paradigm for achieving successful pediatric trauma verification in the absence of pediatric surgical specialists while ensuring quality of care.The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, ,80 (3 ),433-9


childhood obesity, adolescent obesity, bariatric surgery, clinically severe obesity. childhood injury prevention, faith based community initiatives.

Research and Practice Interests

Pediatric Injuries, Chest Wall Deformities, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss, Minority Health Care

Contact Information

Academic - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45229
Phone: 513-636-7841