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Department of Internal Medicine

Juan Carlos Garcia, M.D. View profile as PDF

Juan Carlos Garcia

Clinical Interests

Juan Carlos Garcia's clinical interests have focused on general gastroenterology as well as the treatment of GERD and liver disease and hepatitis C. Garcia's research interests include esophageal motility, GERD and liver disease, including hepatitis C and fatty liver.


Assistant Clinical Professor
Clinical Director of Gastroenterology


Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Gastroenterology and Hepatology


UC Davis Medical Group, Elk Grove


UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove
8110 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-683-3955

Additional Phone:

Department Contact Phone: 916-734-2737
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, 1989


Hospital of St. Raphael , Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, 1992-93


Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale, New Haven , Connecticut, 1993-95


Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven , Connecticut, 1995-98

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 2008

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterology Association
American Medical Association

Select Recent Publications:

Ferre AL, Hunt PW, Critchfield IW, Young DH, Morris MM, Garcia JC, Pollard RB, Yee HF, Martin IN, Deeks SG, and Shacklett BL. Mucosal immune responses to HIV-1 in elite controllers: a potential correlate of immune control. Blood 2009, 113(17): 3978-3989.

Critchfield IW, Lemongello 0, Walker DR, Garcia IC, Asmuth DM, Pollard RB, and Schacklett BL. Multifunctional Human Immunodeficiency Virus (RIV) Gag-Specific CD8+ T-Cell Responses in rectal Mucosa and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells during Chronic HIV Type 1 Infection. Journal of Virology 2007, 81(1): 1-12.

Tu RH, Grewall P, Leung JW, Suryaprasad AG, Sheykhzadeh P, Doan C, Garcia JC, Zhang N, Prindiville T, Mann S, Trudeau W. Diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation for colonoscopy: A double blind randomized, placebo controlled study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006, 63(1): 87-94.

Belafsky PC, Godin DA, Garcia IC, Rahim N. Comparison of data obtained from sedated versus unsedated wireless telemetry capsule placement: does sedation affect the results of ambulatory 48 hour pH testing? Laryngoscope 2005, 115: 1109-1113.

Garcia JC, Persky SE, Bonis PAL, Topazian M. Abscesses in Crohn's disease: Outcome of medical versus surgical treatment. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 2001, 35(5): 409-412.

Garcia- Tsao, G, Angulo, P, Garcia, JC, Groszmann, R, Cadelina, G . The diagnostic and Predictive value of ascites nitric oxide levels in patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Hepatology 1998; 28 (1): 17-21.

Krinsky, ML, Robert, ME, Garcia, JC, Korzenik, JR, Topazian, M . "Polypoid vascular Malformations of the small intestine. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1998: 48 (5): 530-533.

Vender, R, Larson, J, Garcia, J, Topazian, M . "Appendicitis complicating colonoscopy". Case Report and review of the literature. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995: 41 (5): 514 - 516.

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