CURRICULUM VITAE

UNDERGRADUATE

1971-1973 Physics Major University of Miami

POST GRADUATE TRAINING AND EDUCATION

1973-1978 Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia
1978-1979 PGY-I Straight Surgical Internship University Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida
1979-1980 PGY-II 2 nd Year General Surgery Resident

University Medical Center

Jacksonville, Florida

1980-1981 PGY-III 3rd Year General Surgery Resident

University Medical Center

Jacksonville, Florida

1981-1982 University Medical Center

PGY-IV Senior Resident in General Surgery

Jacksonville, Florida

1982-1983 PGY-V Chief Resident in General Surgery

University Medical Center

Jacksonville, Florida

1983-1984 PGY-VI Plastic Surgery Resident

University Medical Center

Jacksonville, Florida

1984-1985 PGY-VII Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery

University aMedical Center

Jacksonville, Florida

July1980-Sept 1980 Apprenticeship in Microvascular Surgery

Microvascular Laboratory

Hollis Caffee M.D., Director

Division of Plastic Surgery

University of Florida

College of Medicine

Gainesville, Florida

Jan 1984- April 1984 Apprenticeship in Craniofacial Surgery

Tampa Bay Craniofacial Center

Mutaz Habal M.D., Director

Tampa, Florida

1985 to Present Private practice- Onelio Garcia Jr., M.D.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Certified November 1986 No. 3310

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

No. 036062 State of Florida – Feb 1980

Certificate of Competence in Microvascular Surgery

Division of Plastic Surgery

University of Florida College of Medicine

Sept. 1980

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

2013 Tiffany Award for “Best Scientific Presentation” of the

year. ASAPS Annual Scientific Meeting, New York April 2013

Plastic Surgery; American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Certificate of Recognition for Continuing Medical Education in

Dec 2010

Plastic Surgery; American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Certificate of Recognition for Continuing Medical Education in

Jan 2002

Certified Inspector of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory

Surgical

Facilities (AAAASF) Nov 2001

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery

June 2001

Certificate of Competence in Lasers for Aesthetic Surgery

Southern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

June 1995

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Surgery

Member, Florida Society of Plastic Surgery

Member, Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member, Southern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive

Surgeons

Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Member, Greater Miami Chapter of American College of

Surgeons

Member, Florida Medical Association

Member, Dade County Medical Association

Corresponding Member-Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugia

Plastica

Member, Florida Plastic Surgery Safety Foundation

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami,

Miami, Fl. 1998 – Present

Chief Division of Plastic Surgery

Palmetto General Hospital

1995- Present

Chief Division of Plastic Hospital

Coral Gables Hospital

2010- Present

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Nova Southeastern University, College of Health Science

Miami, Fl., 1994-2010

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Division of Plastic Surgery-University Hospital

Jacksonville, Fl. 1985-1989

ELECTED POSITIONS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

Board of Directors
Council of State Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2011-PresentSymposium Committee
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2012- PresentMembership Representative
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Southern Region, 2011- Present

Scientific Program Committee
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2012 Annual Scientific Meeting

Patient Safety Committee
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2010- Present

Board of Trustees
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2007- Present

Component Relations Task Force
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2007- 2009

Membership Committee
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2007- 2010

Advisory Board of Directors
Bank of Florida
2007-2010

Scientific Program Committee
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2007- Present

Spokesperson
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2007- Present

Body Contouring Committee
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2007- Present

Public Education Committee
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
2005- Present

Program Chairman
Annual Scientific Meeting
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2005-2006

Chairman; Board of Directors
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2005-2006

Spokesperson
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2005- Present

President
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2004-2005

Board of Directors
Plastipac Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2000- Present

President-Elect
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2003-2004

Secretary
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2002- 2003

Treasurer
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
2001-2002

International Task Force
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
1996-2006

Board of Directors
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
1999-2001

Vice-Chairman
Board of Directors
Palmetto General Hospital
1998-2000

President
Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons
1997-1998

Member; Wound Center-Hyperbaric
Oxygen Team
Palmetto Board of Directors
Palmetto General Hospital
1997-2001

Secretary
Board of Directors
Tenet, Same Day Surgery Facility
1998-2001

President-Elect
Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons
1996-1997

Secretary-Treasurer
Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons
1995-1996

Member; Credentials Committee
Palmetto General Hospital
1991-2000

Member; Operating Room Committee
Palmetto General Hospital
1989-1999

President
Palmetto Physician Associates
310 Physician IPA
Palmetto General Hospital
1991-1996

Chairman; Board of Directors
Palmetto Medical Plan, P.H.O
Palmetto General Hospital
1992-1994

Member
Executive Committee
Palmetto General Hospital
1991-1995

Member
Utilization Review Committee
Palmetto General Hospital
1991-1994

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Mercy Hospital
Miami, FloridaCoral Gables Hospital
Coral Gables, FloridaDoctors Hospital
Coral GablesPalmetto General Hospital
Hialeah, FloridaJackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida 

Bayside Ambulatory Surgery Center
Miami, Florida