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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery

Roxanna Garcia, MD, MS, MPH

Roxanna Garcia MD, MS, MPHYear: PGY7

Undergraduate School: Cornell University, BS, magna cum laude

Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley: MS Health and Medical Sciences; MPH Epidemiology

Medical School: University of California, Berkeley-University of California, San Francisco Joint Medical Program

Hometown: Lakeside, CA

Profiles: Doximity, LinkedIn, Twitter 


2006 -2009 Bernard Osher Foundation Grant (UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program)
2008 Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Medical Student Excellence
2006 Distinction in Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
2003-2006 Dean’s List, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
2006 SUNY Chancellor Award Nominee 
2006 Office of Minority Affairs Academic Undergraduate Excellence
2005 Keith Kennedy Fund Scholarship - Undergraduate Research Excellence


Clark AJ, Jahangiri A, Garcia RM, George J, Sughrue ME, McDermott MW, El-Sayed I, Aghi MK. Endoscopic surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2013. Neurosurg Rev. 36(3):349-59. PMID: 23568697.

Garcia RM, Ivan ME, OH T, Barani I, Parsa A. Intraventricular Neurocytomas: A Systematic Review of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Conventional Radiotherapy for Residual or Recurrent Tumors. 2014. Clin Neurol Neurosurg.117:55-64. PMID: 24438806.

Oh T, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Garcia RM, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Surgical Risk Factors for Post-operative Pneumonia Following Meningioma Resection. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014. 118:76-9. PMID: 24529234.

Clark AJ, Garcia RM, Keefe MK, Koski TR, Rosner MK, Smith JS, Cheng JS, Shaffrey CI, McCormick PC, Ames CP, and the International Spine Study Group. Results of the AANS membership survey of adult spinal deformity knowledge: impact of training, practice experience and assessment of potential areas for improved education. 2014. J Neurosurg Spine. 18:1-8. PMID: 25036219.

Garcia RM, Ivan ME, Lawton MT. Brainstem Cavernous Malformations: Surgical Results in 104 Patients and a Proposed Grading System to Predict Neurological Outcomes. 2015. Neurosurgery. 76(3): 265-77. PMID: 25599205.

Ivey S, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Garcia R, Azzam A, Wilson E. The First 4 years: Impact of Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) at the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program. 2015. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 27(2): 189-96. PMID: 25893941

Potts M, McGrath M, Chin C, Garcia RM, Weinstein P. Microsurgical Fenestration and Paraspinal Muscle Pedicle Flaps for the Treatment of Symptomatic Sacral Tarlov Cysts. 2016 World Neurosurgery. 86: 233-42. PMID: 26423931.

Kim RB, Garcia RM, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh DS. Impact of Resident Participation on Outcomes After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion. An Analysis of 3265 Patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. 2016. Spine. 41(5): E289-E296. PMID: 26555830.

Garcia RM, Yoon S, Potts M, Lawton MT. Investigating the role of ethnicity and race among patients undergoing treatment for intracerebral aneurysms from a national database. 2016. World Neurosurgery. PMID: 27609451. 

Garcia RM, Cho W, DiDomenico JD, Barrington NM, Dahdaleh NS, Rodriguez HE, Lam S, Smith ZA. Thirty-Day Readmission Rate and Risk Factors for Patients undergoing Single Level Elective Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF). 2016. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 32: 104-8. PMID 27401225. 

Garcia RM, Khanna R, Dahdaleh NS, Cybulski G, Lam S, Smith ZA. Thirty-day Readmission Risk Factors following Single Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) for 4,992 Patients from the ACS-NSQIP Database. Global Spine. Accepted. June 8, 2016. In press for 2017.

Choy W, Barrington N, Garcia RM, Kim RB, Rodriguez H, Lam S, Dahdaleh NS, Lam S, Smith ZA. Risk Factors for Medical and Surgical Complications Following Single-Level ALIF. Global Spine. Accepted. June 13, 2016. In press for 2017.

Garcia RM, Khanna R, Dahdaleh NS, Cybulski G, Lam S, Smith ZA. Thirty-Day Readmission Risk Factors
Following Single-Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) for 4992 Patients From the ACS-NSQIP
Database. Global Spine Journal. 2017; 7(3):220-226. PMID: 28660103.

Garcia RM, Yoon S, Cage T, Potts MB, Lawton MT. Ethnicity, Race, and Postoperative Stroke Risk Among
53,593 Patients with Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Undergoing Revascularization. World Neurosurgery. 2017;
108:246-253. PMID: 28890012.

Cloney MB, Garcia RM, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS. The Effect of Steroids on Complications, Readmission, and
Reoperation After Posterior Lumbar Fusion. World Neurosurgery. 2018; 110:e526-e533. PMID: 29155116.

Shen W, Syed HR, Gandhoke G, Garcia R, Pundy T, Tomita T. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children with
a fiber optic neuroendoscopy. Child's nervous system: ChNS : official journal of the International Society for
Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2018; 34(5):837-844. PMID: 29249076.

Yamaguchi JT, Garcia RM, Cloney MB, Dahdaleh NS. Impact of resident participation on outcomes following
lumbar fusion: An analysis of 5655 patients from the ACS-NSQIP database. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
2018; 56:131-136. PMID: 29980475.

Yoon S, Mooney MA, Garcia RM, Lawton MT. Price Transparency in Neurosurgery: Key Challenges and
Proposed Solutions. World Neurosurgery. 2018; 119:444-445. PubMed PMID: 30205226.

Huang TY, Garcia RM, Qi J, Lulla RR, Horbinski CM, Behdad A, Wadhwani N, Shilatifard A, James CD, Saratsis
AM. Detection of histone H3 K27M mutation and post-translational modifications in pediatric diffuse midline
glioma via tissue immunohistochemistry informs diagnosis and clinical outcomes. Oncotarget. 2018; 9(98):37112 -
37124. PMID: 30647848.

Shen W, Liao Y, Garcia R, Kesavabhotla K, Xu B, Li H. Association of CD40 SNPs with Moyamoya in a Chinese
children population. Br J Neurosurg. 2019 25:1-4. PMID: 30681383.

Hopkins BS, Yamaguchi JT, Garcia R, Kesavabhotla K, Weiss H, Hsu WK, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS. Using
machine learning to predict 30-day readmissions after posterior lumbar fusion: an NSQIP study involving 23,264
patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2019; 29: 1-8. PMID: 31783353.

Garcia RM, Prabhakaran S, Richards CT, Naidech AM, Maas MB. Race, Socioeconomic Status, and
Gastrostomy after Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019; 29(2):104567. PMID:

Khan T, Quintana L, Aguilera S, Garcia R, Shoman H, Caddell L, Latifi R, Park KB, Garcia P, Dempsey R,
Rosenfeld JV, Scurlock C, Crisp N, Samad L, Smith M, Lippa L, Jooma R, Andrews RJ. Global health, global
surgery and mass casualties. I. Rationale for integrated mass casualty centres. BMJ Glob Health.
2019;4(6):e001943. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31908871; PMC6936385.

Weiss HK, Garcia RM, Omiye JA, Vervoort D, Riestenberg R, Yerneni K, Murthy N, Wescott AB, Hutchinson P,
Rosseau G. A Systematic Review of Neurosurgical Care in Low-Income Countries. World Neurosurg X. 2020 Jan;
5:100068. PubMed PMID: 31956859; PMC6957821.

Du RY, LoPresti MA, García RM, Lam S. Primary prevention of road traffic accident-related traumatic brain
injuries in younger populations: a systematic review of helmet legislation. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Jan 3:1-14.
PMID: 31899881.

Rosseau G, Johnson WD, Park KB, Hutchinson PJ, Lippa L, Andrews R, Servadei F, Garcia RM. Global
neurosurgery: continued momentum at the 72nd World Health Assembly. J Neurosurg. 2020 Jan 17:1-5. PMID:

Aguilera S, Quintana L, Khan T, Garcia R, Shoman H, Caddell L, Latifi R, Park KB, Garcia P, Dempsey R,
Rosenfeld JV, Scurlock C, Crisp N, Samad L, Smith M, Lippa L, Jooma R, Andrews R. Global Health, Global
Surgery, and Mass Casualties: II. Mass Casualty Center Resources, Equipment, and Implementation. BMJ Global
Health, accepted December 2019. In press.

Golnari P, Pouya P, Garcia RM, Weiss H, Shaibani A, Hurley MC, Ansari SA, Potts MB, Jahromi BS. Volumes,
outcomes and complications after surgical versus endovascular treatment of aneurysms in the United States
(1993-2015): Continued evolution or steady-state after more than two decades of practice? Journal of
Neurosurgery, accepted December 2019. In press.

Weiss HK, Yamaguchi JT, Garcia RM, Hsu WK, Smith ZA, Dahdaleh NS. Trends in National Utilization of
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion from 2006-2016. World Neurosurgery, accepted January 2020. In press.
Books and Book Chapters

Michael W. McDermott, Roxanna M. Garcia, and Mark Bernstein. Chapter 10: Imaged-Guided Surgery: Frame
and Frameless. Neuro-Oncology: The Essentials 3rd Edition. Mark Bernstein and Mitchel S Berger, editors.
August 2014. Thieme Publishers New York, NY. Pages 112-125.

Corinna C. Zygourakis, Roxanna M. Garcia, Michael W. McDermott. Chapter 29: Meningiomas. Neuro-
Oncology: The Essentials 3rd Edition. Mark Bernstein and Mitchel S Berger, editors. August 2014. Thieme
Publishers New York, NY. Pages 307-319.


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