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Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist View Profile

Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist View Doctor Profile

Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant Garcia MD

Dr. Grant Garcia has advanced accredited fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery and this is the primary focus of his practice. He is very interested in return to sports after shoulder, knee and elbow injuries and surgeries, consistent with his athletic background. He has published over a dozen papers on this topic and his work has been featured widely including ESPN.com, Orthopedics Today and AAOS Now.

Dr. Garcia was an assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. During residency, he also cared for players on the New York Giants, New York Mets, US Tennis Team, New York Rangers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets as well as many collegiate athletes.

He has authored over 60 publications in prominent peer review journals including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has presented more than 60 academic sports papers worldwide, in addition to authoring book chapters on advanced techniques in Sports Medicine. He currently serves as an Assistant Editor for Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine and is a reviewer for Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Garcia grew up on Mercer Island, WA, and during high school became an All-American swimmer and captain of the men’s swim team. His undergraduate degree is from Brown University, where he was captain of the varsity swim team. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For Orthopedic Surgery residency, he attended the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, considered the top orthopedic residency in the U.S. During residency he also did a mini-shoulder fellowship in France with internationally renowned French shoulder surgeons. Finally, he completed his sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, recognized as a premier facility for these specialties.

During residency and fellowship, Dr. Garcia trained in numerous advanced and recently developed sports procedures and techniques. These included cartilage regeneration, meniscus transplantation, multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction, and complex limb realignment procedures. In addition, many novel and minimally invasive shoulder procedures including stemless arthroplasty, stabilization procedures, and rotator cuff revision surgery are part of his expertise. For elbow surgeries he has special training in ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction and repair procedures. Dr. Garcia is also fellowship trained in Orthobiologic treatments including stem cell transplantation and PRP, to assist in these surgical procedures as well as non-operative treatments.

Outside interests include sharing time with his family, wake-boarding, high intensity interval training and travel.

Education

    • 2008 – 2012 M.D. University of Pennsylvania (School of Medicine) Philadelphia, PA
    • 2004 – 2008 B.A. Brown University (Biology & Economics) Providence, RI

Work Experience:

    • 2018 – Present Orthopedics Sports & Shoulder Surgeon at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle
    • 2017 - 2018 Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush Medical Center
    • 2013 – 2017 Orthopedic Surgery Resident at Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical Center
    • 2013 – 2017 Clinical Associate in Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College
    • 2012 – 2013 General Surgery Intern at NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Appointments

    • 2017-Present Reviewer for AJSM
    • 2017-Present Reviewer for Cartilage
    • 2017-Present Member of AOSSM
    • 2017-Present Reviewer for Sports Health
    • 2017-Present Reviewer for JAAOS
    • 2017-Present Reviewer for Wolters Kluwer Health: Medical Practice Book: 6 Chapters in Baseball Injuries
    • 2016-Present Associate Editor for BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders: Orthopedics-Sports/Shoulder Section
    • 2016-Present Reviewer for Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    • 2016-2017 Associate Editor for Orthopedics Today
    • 2016-Present Member of AANA
    • 2016-Present Member of AAOS
    • 2013-Present Reviewer for Orthopedics
    • 2011-2012 Co-President of The UPenn Leo Leung Orthopedic Society (LLOS)
    • 2010-2011 3rd Year Medical Student Leader of The UPenn Leo Leung Orthopedic Society (LLOS)

Grants

    • 2015 HSS Sports Grant For Accuracy of Suture Passage during Arthroscopic Remplissage ($6,000)
    • 2015 HSS Sports Grant For Cadaveric Hill - Sachs Reduction Study ($27,700)
    • 2011 Co - Collaborator and Grant Writer for Penn Orthopedics First Cadaver Study ($5,000)
    • 2010 Penn Orthopedic Research Grant For MRI Remplissage Project ($8,800)
    • 2009 National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) Summer Research Grant ($3,400)

Team Coverage

    • 2018-Present Team Physician Mercer Island High School Varsity Football
    • 2017-2018 Assistant Team Physician Chicago White Sox’s
    • 2017-2018 Assistant Team Physician Chicago Bulls
    • 2017-2018 Assistant Team Physician Chicago Fire Professional Soccer Team
    • 2017-2018 Assistant Team Physician Chicago Steel Hockey
    • 2017-2018 Team Physician for North Fraction High School Varsity Football
    • 2015-2016 Team Physician for LI City Varsity Football

Honors / Awards / Membership in Societies

    • 2016 EOA/EOEF Resident/Fellow Research Grant Award
    • 2016 - present Member of Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • 2016 AANA resident scholarship for 2016 Annual Meeting
    • 2015 EOA/EOEF Resident/Fellow Research Grant Award
    • 2010 - present Member American Academy for Orthopedic Surgeons
    • 2007 - 2008 Sigma Xi Honor Society, Brown University
    • 2008 Magna Cum Laude, Brown University
    • 2007 - 2008 Captain of Brown University Varsity Men’s Swim Team
    • 2006 - 2008 Scholastic All - American Brown University

Publications, Peer - Reviewed

    • Gowd AK, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Malaret M, Carbarcas B, Romeo AA. Comparative Analysis of Work-Related Outcomes in Hemiarthroplasty with Concentric Glenoid Reaming and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty JSES, 2018 Sep 27. pii: S1058-2746(18)30553-6. PMID: 30269934.
    • Gowd AK, Liu JN, Cabarcas BC, Cvetanovich GL, Garcia GH,Verma NN. Current Concepts in Operative Management of Acromioclavicular Dislocation: Systematic Review and Meta - Analysis of Operative Techniques. American Journal of Sports Medicine. In Press.
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Wong AC, Gowd AK, Romeo AA, Dines JS, Gulotta LV. The Shoulder Self - Administered Motion Evaluation (SSAME) Has Excellent Patient Reliability and Reproducibility on Both Physician and Repeat Follow - Up Testing Orthopedics, Proof Pending
    • Gowd AK, Liu JN, Cabarcas BC, Garcia GH, Cvetanovich GL, Verma NN. Management of Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability with Bipolar Bone Loss: A Systematic Review to Assess Critical Bone Loss Amounts. American Journal of Sports Medicine. In Press.
    • Gowd Liu JN, Gowd AK, Garcia GH, Cvetanovich GL, Cabarcas BC, Verma NN. Recurrence Rate of Instability after Remplissage for Treatment of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review in Treatment of Subcritical Glenoid Bone Loss. Arthroscopy. In Press5.Gowd AK, Cvetanovich GL, Liu JN, Cabarcas B, Garcia GH, Verma N.Arthroscopic Remplissage. TSES Video Techniques.Proof Pending
    • Cabarcas B, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Gowd A, Romeo AA. Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction with over the top Rotator cuff repair. Accepted to Arthroscopy Technique: Proof Pending
    • Gowd AK, Liu JN, Garcia GH, Cabarcas BC, Verma NN. Arthroscopic Massive Rotator Cuff Repair and Techniques for Mobilization. Arthrosc Tech. 2018 May 14;7(6):e633-e638. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2018.02.013. eCollection 2018 Jun. PubMed PMID: 299555693GHG
    • Ca barcas B, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Gowd A, Romeo AA. Arthroscopic Double Row Subscapularis Repair. Accepted to Arthroscopy Technique: Proof Pending
    • Apostolakos J, Garcia GH,Liu JN, Dines JS, Romeo AA. Arthroscopic Soft-Tissue Reconstruction in Anterior Shoulder Instability: Journal Der Orthopäde, Issue: Aktueller Stand und Innovationen in derrekonstr uktiven Schulterchirurgie Accepted to Journal Der Orthopäde: Proof Pending
    • Puzzitiello, RN, Agarwalla A, Zuke W, Garcia GH, Forsythe B: New ACL Technique: B - TCP Bone Graft Substitute for BTB Donor Sites Accepted to Arthroscopy Technique: Proof Pending
    • Agarwalla A, Puzzitiello, RN, Zuke W, Garcia GH, Forsythe B: Diagnosis of Injury to the Anterolateral Ligament in Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Systematic Reviewa Accepted to Arthroscopy: Proof Pending
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Wong AC, Sinatro A, Wu HH, Dines DM, Warren RF, Gulotta LV.Return to Work after Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients Age 55 and Under: Average 5 year Follow Up Accepted to Orthopedics, Proof Pending
    • Corpus KT, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Dines DM, Obrien SJ, Dines JS, Tayler SA. Long Head of Biceps Tendon Management: A Survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons HSS J. 2018 Feb;14(1):34 - 40. doi: 10.1007/s11420- 017 - 9575 - 3. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29398992
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Gowd AK, Cabarcas BC, Charles MD, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Treatment of Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears in Overhead Athletes: Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Jan 13. doi: 10.1007/s12178 - 018 - 9459 - 2. PMID: 29330670
    • Liu JN, Wu HH, Garcia GH, Kalbian I, Strickland S, Shubenstein B. Return to Sport after Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Pain and Osteoarthritis Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec 8. pii: S0749 - 8063(17)31210 - 0. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.09.021 PMID: 29229415
    • Johnson C, Johnson D, Garcia GH, Degen R, Wang D, Williams R. High Short -Term Failure Rate Associated with Decellularized Osteochondral Allograft for Treatment of Knee Cartilage Lesions Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec;33(12):2219 - 2227. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.07.018. PMID: 28967543
    • Hurwit D, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Altchek D, Romeo A, Dines JS. Management of UCL Injury in Throwing Athletes: A Survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Nov;26(11):2023 - 2028. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.08.005. PMID: 28941974
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Wong A, Cordasco F, Dines JS, Dines DM, Gulotta LV, Warren RF. Hyperlipidemia Increases the Risk of Re - Tear After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec;26(12):2086 - 2090. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.05.009. PMID: 28735844
    • Kahlenberg C, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Degen R, Dines JS. "The Intra - Articular “Wave Sign’ as a Landmark for Suture Anchor Placement in Arthroscopic Remplissage" Orthopedics. 2017 Jun 29:1 - 5. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20 170619 - 03. PMID: 28662251
    • Liu JN, Steinhaus M, Garcia GH, Chang B, Gulotta L. “Return to Sports After Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta - Analysis” Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Apr 13. doi: 10.1007/s00167 - 017 - 4547 - PMID 28409200
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Weeks D, Mcfarland L, Limpivasti O, Dines JS. “Treatment of Grade III Acromioclavicular Separations in Professional Baseball Pitchers: A Survey of Major League Baseball Team Physicians” Accepted to American Journal of Orthopedics, Proof Pending
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg C, Hurwit D, Dines JS. "The "Safe Zone" Technique Improves Suture Placement and Accuracy During Arthroscopic Remplissage" Orthopedics. 2017 Apr 18:1 - 6. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170411 -05. Epub PMID: 28418576
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Sinatro A, Wu HH, Dines JS, Warren R, Dines D, Gulotta L. High Satisfaction and Return to Sports After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Age 55 and Younger Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar 1:363546517695220. Epub PMID: 28319426
    • Garcia GH, Degen RM, Bui CN, McGarry MH, Lee TQ, Dines JS. Biomechanical comparison of acute Hill - Sachs reduction with remplissage to treat complex anterior instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan 25. pii: S1058 - 2746(16)30623-1. PMID: 28131690
    • Hurwit DJ, Liu JN, Garcia GH, Mahony G, Wu HH, Dines DM, Warren RW, Gulotta LV. A Comparative Analysis of Work - Related Outcomes after Humeral Hemiarthroplasty and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan 11. pii: S1058-2746(16)30535-3. PMID: 28089256
    • Wu HH, Dines J, Kelly JK, Garcia G H. Depression and psychiatric disease associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Invited Review. World J Orthop. 2016 Nov 18;7(11):709 - 717. Review.PMID: 27900267
    • Johnson CC, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Stepan JG, Patel RM, Dines JS. Internet Resources for Tommy John Injuries: What are patients reading? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Dec;25(12):e386 - e393. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.07.073. PMID: 27745805
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Degen RM, Johnson CC, Wong A, Dines DM, Gulotta LV, Dines JS. Higher Critical Shoulder Angle Increases the Risk of Re-Tear After Rotator Cuff Repair J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Sep 1. pii: S1058 -2746(16)30236 - 1. PMID: 27594085
    • Johnson CC, Johnson DJ, Liu JN, Dines JS, Dines DM, Gulotta LV, Garcia GH. Return to sports after shoulder arthroplasty. Invited Review. World J Orthop. 2016 Sep 18;7(9):519-26. PMID: 27672564
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Dines JS. Accuracy of Suture Passage during Arthroscopic Remplissage: What Anatomic Landmarks Can Improve It? A Cadaveric Study Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Aug 22;4(8):2325967116663497. PMID: 27606326
    • Garcia GH, Fu M, Webb M, Dines D, Craig E, Gulotta L. The effect of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on Early Complications and Length of Stay After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Orthopedics. 2016 May 23:1 - 8 PMID: 27220114 Blue Ribbon Article Selection
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, Fabricant P, Dines JS. Shoulder Instability Management: A Survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Mar - Apr; 45(3):E91 - 7. PMID: 26991589
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Mahony G, Sinatro A, Wu HH, Craig E, Warren R, Dines D, Gulotta L. Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Shoulder Arthroplasty For Shoulder Osteoarthritis: A Matched Comparison of Return to Sports Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar 9. pii: 0363546516632527. PMID: 26960913
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Liu JN Huffman GR, Kelly J. Outcomes of The Remplissage Procedure and Its Effects on Return to Sports: Average Five - Year Follow Up Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb 17. pii: 0363546515626199. PMID: 26888881 *Selected as featured article and podcast recorded
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Mahony G, Wu H, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Sports after Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Comparative Analysis of Hemiarthroplasty and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Feb 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.11.003. PMID: 26853758
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, Mahony G, DePalma B, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Work Related Outcomes Orthopedics. 2016 Jan 22: 1 -6. PMID: 26811957
    • Johnson CC, Garcia GH, Garner MR, Marx RG. Quality of Life following ACL Reconstruction: Baseline predictors of patient - reported outcomes; An Evidence Based Review. HSS J. 2016 Feb;12(1):94 - 7. doi: 10.1007/s11420 - 015 - 9473 - 5 Review. PMID: 26855636
    • Garcia GH, Mahony G, Fabricant P, Wu H, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Sports and Work Related Outcomes after Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb;44(2):490-6.PMID: 26657261*Selected as featured article and podcastrecorded
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Conte S, ElAttrache N, Altchek D, Dines JS. Outcomes in Revision Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jan; 25(1)90-7 PMID: 26687472
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Park MJ, Tucker B, Tjoumakaris F, Kelly J, Sennett B. Depression Symptomatology and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Incidence and Effect on Functional Outcome, A Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Dec 1. PMID: 26628516 *Selected as featured article for editorial in AJSM - Psyched Down: AJSM2016 44:569
    • Garcia GH, Fu M, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Malnutrition: A Marker for Increased Complications, Mortality and Length of Stay After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Feb; 25(2): 193 - 200 PMID: 26456427
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, DePalma B, Mahony G, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Patient Activity Levels After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Are Patients Doing? Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2816 - 21 PMID: 26316610
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Dines DM, Dines JS. Effect of bone loss in anterior shoulder instability. World J Orthop2015Jun 18; 6(5): 421-33 PMID: 26085984
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Zhang C, Kelly J, Huffman GR. Large Hill - Sachs Lesion: a Comparative Study of Patients Treated with Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with or without Remplissage. HSS Jrnl. 2015 Jul;11(2):98–103. PMID: 26140027
    • Garcia GH, Taylor SA, Dy CJ, Christ A, Patel RM, Dines JS. Online Resources for Shoulder Instability: What are patients reading? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 15;96(20):e177 PMID: 25320207
    • Garcia, GH, Elizabeth Gausden, Samuel A. Taylor, David M. Dines, and Joshua S. Dines. "Arthroplasty for Proximal Humerus Fractures: A Review of Current Management." Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2013 Dec28(4): 324-332. DOI: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000028
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Baldwin KB, Flynn J, Spiegel DA. Do Routine Radiographs Within The First Two Years Following Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion Prompt Revision Surgery? Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2013 Dec 1;38(25):2216 - 20 PMID: 24048089
    • Garcia G, Park MJ, Baldwin KB, Fowler J, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Comparison of Arthroscopic Osteochondral Substitute Grafting and Remplissage for Engaging Hill - Sachs Lesions Orthopedics, 2013 Jan 1; 36(1): e38 - e43 PMID: 23276350
    • Park MJ, Garcia G, Malhotra A, Major N, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD 4th. The Evaluation of Arthroscopic Remplissage by High Resolution MRI American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Oct; 40(10):2331-6. PMID: 22915480
    • Park MJ, Tjoumakaris FP, Garcia G, Patel A, Kelly JD. Arthroscopic Remplissage with Bankart Repair for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Instability with Hill - Sachs Defects.Arthroscopy. 2011 Sep;27(9):1187 -94. PMID:21820842
    • Bernstein J, Garcia GH, Guevara JL, Mitchell GW. Progress Report: The Prevalence of Required Medical School Instruction in Musculoskeletal Medicine at Decade's End.Clinical Orthopedic Related Research. 2011 Mar; 496(3): 895-897. PMID: 20683689
    • Ionescu LC, Lee GC, Garcia GH, Zachary TL, Shah RP, Sennett BJ, Mauck RL. Maturation State Dependent Alterations in Meniscus Integration: Implications for Scaffold Design and Tissue Engineering.Tissue Engineering Part A. 2011 Jan; 17(1-2): 193-204. PMID: 20712419

News and Magazine

  • Articles

    • Romeo, AA, Garcia GH: Take it Easy: A Surgeon Perspective for Return to Sports after Joint Arthroplasty, Guest Commentary Orthopedics Today Proof Pending
    • Garcia GH, Gulotta LV. “" Nearly All Shoulder Replacements Under Age 55 Return to Sports" AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting Media Program/Science Daily. March 2017. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314081640.html
    • Garcia GH, Kelly J. “High rate of return to sports seen after remplissage” Orthopedics Today. Aug 2016 http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/sports-medicine/news/online/%7B53989201-1e0e-4995bec8aec1ee4a06c6%7D/highrate-of-return-to-sports-seen-afterremplissage?ecp=&dul&utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=orthopedics+news
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, GulottaL.“Higher rate of return to sports seen with reverse TSA vs hemiarthroplasty” Orthopedics Today. Aug 2016. http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/shoulder-elbow/news/online/%7Bdc2eb93cbb40-41f6-b93e-bbe802a56e7c%7D/higher-rate-of-return-tosports-seen-withreverse--vs-hemiarthroplasty?ecp=&dul&utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=orthopedics+news
    • Garcia GH, GulottaL. “Sports and Work After Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty” Orthopedics Today. June 2016 http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/sports-medicine/news/print/orthopedics-today/{fe3e2e55-a58d-4a08-a905-f61a2f323a1d}/study-reports-on-return-to-work-play-after-shoulder-hemiarthroplasty
    • Garcia GH, GulottaL. “Malnutrition Increasing Complications in TSA” Orthopedics Today. August 2016http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/shoulder-elbow/news/print/orthopedics-today/%7B7590f018-b071-4752-b1d7-41a6f6f43d8c%7D/malnourished-patients-had-increased-risk-for-short-term-complications-after-tsa
    • Garcia GH, Gulotta L. Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Patients See 85 Percent Rate of Return to Sports. HSS main website. March 5. 2016. https://www.hss.edu/newsroom_reverse-total-shoulder-replacement-patients-see-85-percent-rate-of-return-to-sports.asp
    • Garcia GH, Gulotta L. Featured authors for AJSM with recorded podcast on the blog: American Journal of Sports Medicine: Author Spotlight. Feb 2016.
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Conte S, ElAttrache N, Altchek D, Dines JS. “What we’ve missed about Tommy John Surgery”ESPN.com April 2015 (Data used in article)
    • Park MJ, Garcia GH, Malhotra A, Major NM, Kelly JD, Tjoumakaris FP. “Arthroscopic Remplissage successfully fills glenohumeral head defects, study finds”. Orthopedics Today. May 2012

Chapters

    • Hurwit D, Gulotta L, Dines J, Garcia G. Invited Chapter: “Management of Glenoid Bone Loss” EFOST Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine - Shoulder Surgery, Volume 1: Instability and Trauma 1st Edition Link: Amazon Book Link
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Gowd AK, Carbarcas B, Romeo A. “Arthroscopic Double Row Subscapularis Repair”. Video Atlas of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.
    • Liu JN, Gowd A, Carbarcas B, Garcia GH, Verma N. “Revision Rotator Cuff Repair and Techniques for Mobilization”. Video Atlas of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Thieme Medical Publishers Inc.
    • Charles M, Garcia G H, Romeo A. “Shoulder Arthroplasty: Shoulder Osteoarthritis”. Rotator Cuff Across the Lifespan (From RC Repair to Shoulder Arthroplasty). Springer Publishers
    • Garcia G H, Charles M, Romeo A. “Young Collegiate/Professional with Rotator Cuff damage (19-28)”. Rotator Cuff Across the Lifespan (From RC Repair to Shoulder Arthroplasty). Springer Publishers
    • Garcia GH, Christian, DR, Redondo ML, Liu JN, Yanke AB, Cole BJ “Complications with Meniscal Allografts”. Complications in Orthopedics: Sports Medicine. Elsevier Publishers.
    • Liu JN, Gowd AK, Garcia GH, Yanke AB. Factors to Consider in Cartilage Treatment Associated with Patellar Instability: TTO and Soft Tissue Management. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine

Podium Presentations

    • Garcia GH, Gowd AK, Carbarcas B, Liu JN, Romeo A, Verma NK.Radiographic Predictors of Elbow Injury and Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers AOSSM Annual Meeting July 2018
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Wu HH, Sinatro A, Wong A, Dines D, Warren R, Gulotta L. High Satisfaction and Return to Sports after TSA: Age 55 And Younger AOSSM Annual Meeting July 2017
    • Liu JN, Wu HH, Garcia GH, Kalbian I, Strickland S, Shubenstein B. Return to Sport after Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Pain and Osteoarthritis. AANA Annual Meeting May 2017
    • Garcia GH,Degen R, Liu JN, Johnson CC, Wong A, Dines D, Gulotta L, Dines J. Higher Critical Shoulder Angle Increases The Risk Of Re-Tear After Rotator Cuff RepairAANA Annual Meeting May 2017
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Hurwit, D; Dines JS. The “Safe Zone” Technique Improves Suture Placement And Accuracy During Arthroscopic Remplissage: A Cadaveric Validation Of A Novel Technique AANA Annual Meeting May 2017
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Hurwit, D; Dines JS. The “Safe Zone” Technique Improves Suture Placement And Accuracy During Arthroscopic Remplissage: A Cadaveric Validation Of A Novel TechniqueAAOS Annual Meeting March 2017
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Wu HH, Sinatro A, Wong A, Dines D, Warren R, Gulotta L. High Satisfaction and Return to Sports after TSA: Age 55 And Younger AAOS Annual Meeting March 2017
    • Johnson C, Garcia GH, Liu JN, Patel R, Dines J. Elbow UCL Injury: How Poor Are Online Resources? Eastern Orthopedic Association Oct 2016
    • Liu J, Steinhaus M, Garcia G, Gulotta L. Return to Sport after Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Eastern Orthopedic Association Oct 2016
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Hurwit, D; Dines JS. The “Safe Zone” Technique Improves Suture Placement And Accuracy During Arthroscopic Remplissage: A Cadaveric Validation Of A Novel Technique ASES Closed Meeting Oct 2016
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Dines JS. Accuracy of Suture Passage during Arthroscopic Remplissage: What Anatomic Landmarks Can Improve It? AGA KongressSept 2016
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, McCarry, M, Bui C, Lee TQ, Dines JS. Biomechanical Comparison of Acute Hill - Sachs Reduction and Remplissage to Treat Complex Anterior Instability: The Potential Benefits Of Anatomic Reconstruction AGA Kongress Sept 2016
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Dines JS. Accuracy of Suture Passage during Arthroscopic Remplissage: What Anatomic Landmarks Can Improve It? Society International of Orthopedic Surgery and TraumatologySept 2016
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Liu JN Huffman GR, Kelly J.Outcomes of The Remplissage Procedure and Its Effects on Return to Sports: Average Five-Year Follow Up American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine July 2016
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, McCarry, M, Bui C, Lee TQ, Dines JS. Biomechanical Comparison of Acute Hill-Sachs Reduction and Remplissage to Treat Complex Anterior Instability: The Potential Benefits Of Anatomic Reconstruction American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine July 2016
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Mahony G, Sinatro A, Wu HH, Craig E, Warren R, Dines D, Gulotta L. Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Shoulder Arthroplasty For Shoulder Osteoarthritis: A Matched Comparison of Return to Sports European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA) May 2016
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH,Conte S, ElAttrache N, Altchek D, Dines JS. Revision UCL Surgery in MLB Players: Is It Higher Than We Think? Arthroscopy Association of North America. April 2016
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Liu JN Huffman GR, Kelly J. Outcomes of The Remplissage Procedure and Its Effects on Return to Sports: Average Five-Year Follow Up Arthroscopy Association of North America. April 2016
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, McCarry, M, Bui C, Lee TQ, Dines JS. Biomechanical Comparison of Acute Hill-Sachs Reduction and Remplissage to Treat Complex Anterior Instability: The Potential Benefits Of Anatomic ReconstructionArthroscopy Association of North America. April 2016
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Liu JN Huffman GR, Kelly J. Remplissage Outcomes and Sports Affected: Average Five-Year Follow Up Combined Orthopedic Association Meeting Aprli 2016
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Mahony G, Sinatro A, Wu HH, Craig E, Warren R, Dines D, Gulotta L. Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Shoulder Arthroplasty For Shoulder Osteoarthritis: A Matched Comparison of Return to Sports Combined Orthopedic Association Meeting Aprli 2016
    • Garcia GH, WuH, Liu JN Huffman GR, Kelly J. Remplissage Outcomes and Sports Affected: Average Five - Year Follow Up American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons March 2016
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH,Conte S, ElAttrache N, Altchek D, Dines JS. Revision UCL Surgery in MLB Players: Is It Higher Than We Think? American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsMarch 2016
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, DePalma B, Mahony G, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Patient Activity Levels After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Are Patients Doing?AAOS: ASES Open Specialty Day Mar 2016 Neer Award Finalist
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, Mahony G, DePalma B, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Work Related Outcomes German Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology (DKOU)Oct 2015
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Park MJ, Tucker B, Tjoumakaris F, Kelly J, Sennett B. Clinical Depression And ACL Reconstruction Incidence And Impact On Functional Outcome, A Prospective Cohort Study. Eastern Orthopedic Association June 2015 EOA Resident Grant Award Winner
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, DePalma B, Mahony G, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Patient Activity Levels After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Are Patients Doing? Eastern Orthopedic AssociationJune 2015
    • Garcia GH, Taylor SA, Dy CJ, Christ A, Patel RM, Dines JS. Online Resources for Shoulder Instability: What are patients reading? Eastern Orthopedic Association. Oct 2014
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, James CE, Wiegand L, Jimenez RM, Major NM, Huffman R. MR Assessment of the Posterior Shoulder Capsule in Patients with GIRD: Comparison to Controls. Western Orthopedic Association. July 2014
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Tjoumakaris F, Kelly J, Huffman GR. Why The Tenodesis? A Comparison of Large Hill-Sachs Lesions Treated By Remplissage or Isolated Bankart Repair. Eastern Orthopedic Association Oct 2013
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Baldwin K, Drummond D, Spiegel DA. Do Findings on Post-Operative Radiographs Result in the Need for Additional Surgery after Posterior Spinal Fusion? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March,2013
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Baldwin K, Drummond D, Spiegel DA. Do Findings on Post-Operative Radiographs Result in the Need for Additional Surgery after Posterior Spinal Fusion? Scoliosis Research Society. September, 2012
    • Park MJ, Garcia GH, Malhotra A, Major NM, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. The Evaluation of Arthroscopic Remplissage by High Resolution MRI: Are We Getting Our Fill? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.February 2012
    • Park MJ, Garcia GH, Malhotra A, Major NM, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. The Evaluation of Arthroscopic Remplissage by High Resolution MRI: Are We Getting Our Fill? The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.February 2012
    • James CE, Garcia GH, Jimenez RM, Park MJ, Wiegand L, Huffman R, Major NM. MR Assessment of the Posterior Shoulder Capsule in Patients with GIRD: Comparison to Controls. The Radiological Society of North America.November 2011
    • Park MJ, Garcia G, Baldwin KB, Fowler J, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Comparison of Synthetic Osteochondral Grafting and Remplissage for Engaging Hill Sachs Lesions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.February, 2011
    • Park MJ, Garcia G, Baldwin KB, Fowler J, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Comparison Of Arthroscopic Synthetic Osteochondral Substitute Grafting And The Remplissage Procedure For 'Engaging’ Hill Sachs Lesions. Eastern Orthopedic Association. October, 2010
    • Park MJ, Garcia G, Patel A, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Arthroscopic Remplissage with Bankart Repair for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Instability with Hill-Sachs Defects. Philadelphia Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.June, 2010, Third Place Presentation
    • Lara Ionescu, Grant Garcia, Gregory Lee, Roshan Shah, Robert Mauck, Brian J. Sennett. In Vitro Meniscus Integration Potential is Inversely Correlated with Tissue Maturation State Bioengineering Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. June, 2010
    • Park MJ, Garcia G, Patel A, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Arthroscopic Remplissage with Bankart Repair for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Instability with Hill-Sachs Defects. Arthroscopy Association of North America. May, 201041. Park MJ, Garcia G, Baldwin KB, Fowler J, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Surgical Outcome of Arthroscopic Repair of Glenoid Defect: OATS vs. Remplissage Arthroscopy Association of North America. May, 2010
    • Ionescu, LC; Garcia, GH; Erickson, IE; Guevara, JL; Shah, RP; Sennett, BJ; Mauck, RL. In Vitro Meniscus Integration is Age Dependent. Orthopedic Research Society. March, 2010

Poster Presentations

    • Garcia GH, Gowd AK, Liu JN, Malaret M, Carbarcas B, Romeo AA. Return to Sport Following Hemiarthroplasty with Concentric Reaming vs Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Matched Pair Analysis SECEC – ESSSE Congress 2018
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Kahlenberg, C; Dines JS. The “Safe Zone” Technique Improves Suture Placement During Remplissage AOSSM Annual MeetingJuly 2017
    • Garcia GH, Degen R, Liu JN, Johnson CC, Wong A, Dines D, Gulotta L, Dines J. Higher Critical Shoulder Angle Increases The Risk Of Re-Tear After Rotator Cuff RepairASES Closed Meeting Oct 2016
    • Hurwit DJ, Garcia GH, Degen RM, Berkanish P, Tetreault D,Williams RJ. Combined ACL reconstruction and osteochondral allograft use for ACL deficiency and osteochondral defects: outcomes and return to sportsInternational Cartilage Repair Society Sept 2016
    • Garcia GH, Fu M, Webb M, Dines D, Craig E, Gulotta L. The effect of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on Early Complications and Length of Stay After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Society International of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Sept 2016
    • Garcia GH, Liu JN, Mahony G, Sinatro A, Wu HH, Craig E, Warren R, Dines D, Gulotta L. Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Shoulder Arthroplasty For Shoulder Osteoarthritis: A Matched Comparison of Return to Sports American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine July 2016
    • Garcia GH, Mahony G, Fabricant P, Wu H, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Sports and Work Related Outcomes after Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA)May 2016
    • Garcia GH, Fu M, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Malnutrition: A Marker for Increased Complications, Mortality and Length of Stay After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA) May 2016
    • Garcia GH,Taylor S, DePalma B, Mahony G, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Patient Activity Levels After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Are Patients Doing? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Mar 2016
    • Liu JN, Garcia GH, Conte S, ElAttrache N, Altchek D, Dines JS. Revision UCL Surgery in MLB Players: Is It Higher Than We Think? ASES Closed meeting Oct 2015
    • Garcia GH, Taylor S, DePalma B, Mahony G, Grawe B, Dines J, Dines D, Warren R, Craig E, Gulotta L. Patient Activity Levels After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Are Patients Doing? The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. July 2015
    • Garcia GH, Wu H, Park MJ, Tucker B, Tjoumakaris F, Sennett B, Kelly J. Prevalence of Clinical Depression Among Patients Undergoing ACL reconstruction and Correlation with Functional Scores. Western Orthopedic Association Aug 2013
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Wu H, Sennett B, Tjoumakaris F, Kelly J. Prevalence of Clinical Depression Among Patients Undergoing ACL reconstruction and Correlation with Functional Scores. Arthroscopy Association of North America April 2013
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Tjoumakaris F, Kelly J, Huffman GR. Why The Tenodesis? A Comparison of Large Hill - Sachs Lesions Treated By Remplis sage or Isolated Bankart Repair. Arthroscopy Association of North America April 2013
    • McHale K, Garcia G, Park MJ, Kelly JD. Arthroscopic Localization of the Coracohumeral ligament. Arthroscopy Association of North America April 2013
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Kelly J, Huffman GR. Why The Tenodesis? A Comparison of Large Hill-Sachs Lesions Treated By Remplissage or Isolated Bankart Repair American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March, 2013, Selected for sports/arthroscopy guided poster tour
    • McHale KJ, Park MJ, Garcia GH, Kelly JD. Arthroscopic Localization of the Coracohumeral ligament. Philadelphia Orthopedic Research Society. June, 2012
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, Baldwin K, Drummond D, Flynn J, Spiegel DA. Do We Need Post - Operative X - Rays? Radiographic Findings and Their Correlation to Complications After Posterior Spinal Fusion in Pediatric Patients Philadelphia Orthopedic Research Society. June, 2012
    • Garcia GH, Park MJ, James CE, Wiegand L, Jimenez RM, Major NM, Huffman R. MR Assessment of the Posterior Shoulder Capsule in Patients with GIRD: Comparison to Controls. Arthroscopy Association of North America.May, 2012
    • Park MJ, Garcia G, Patel A, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD. Arthroscopic Remplissage with Bankart Repair for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Instability with Hill - Sachs Defects. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March, 2010

Courses

    • 2018 Mitek/Depuy Fellows Course
    • 2018 Vail Multi-ligamentous Symposium
    • 2018 Arthrex Fellows Course
    • 2018 18th International Sports Medicine Fellows Hip and Cartilage Conference
    • 2017 Tournier Fellows Course
    • 2017 AAOS Orthopedic Coding and Reimbursement Course
    • 2017 AOSSM Sports Fellows Course
    • 2015 AANA Master Experience Course: Fundamentals in Arthroscopy
    • 2013 AO Basic Principles

Research / Teaching Experience

    • 2011 LLOS Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Co-Founder and Speaker
    • 2011 First Year Anatomy Course, University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine Teaching Assistant
    • 2009 Mckay Orthopedic Research Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania Research Assistant in Orthopedic Surgery

 

Meet Grant H. Garcia, MD

  • Brown University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists