Juan Garcia, M.D.

Juan Carlos Garcia, M.D.


Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Esophageal and Anorectal Motility


Pudendal Nerve Latency Test


Evaluation and Placement of Gastric Neurostimulators

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Internal Medicine


  • Gastroenterology Clinical Services Medical Director
  • Professor


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove

8110 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Department Contact Phone: 916-734-2737
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Our practice requires a collaborative effort from patients and providers.  We are here to help you.

Clinical Interests

Juan Carlos Garcia's clinical interests focus on general gastroenterology, the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gastrointestinal motility disorders. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Garcia's research interests include gastrointestinal motility disorders, core activity and gastrointestinal motility, and mucosal immune-related response. 


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


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

Internship: Hospital of St. Raphael , Yale, New Haven CT 1992-1993


Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale, New Haven CT 1993-1995


Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT 1995-1998

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996

American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2008

Professional Memberships

American College of Gastroenterology

American College of Physicians - Associate

American Gastroenterology Association

American Mobility Society

Venezuelan 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.