Grant H. Garcia, MD

Sports Medicine | Shoulder, Knee & Elbow Surgery | Biological Therapies

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Dr. Grant Garcia has advanced fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has a sports medicine subspecialty certification. He specializes in return to sports after shoulder, knee, and elbow injuries, consistent with his athletic background. He has published over a dozen papers on this topic and his work has been featured widely including, 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 80 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 is currently consulted by many athletes that get injured and is the team physician for Mercer Island High School.

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.

He has become one of the leading sports specialists in the Seattle. He is frequently consulted by his colleagues and physical therapists for some of the most difficult sports cases in Washington state. He performs many revision surgeries and specializes in highly technical cartilage restoration procedures. He is one of the top performing surgeons in Washington state for lower trapezius transfer, superior capsular reconstruction, ACL repair, BEAR ACLs, revision ACL reconstruction, revision rotator cuff repair, limb realignment, meniscal root repair, cartilage transplant, MACI cartilage implantation, tibial tubercle osteotomies, and meniscus transplant. He sees numerous second opinion cases weekly in clinic and many patients fly in from out of state for further consultation. He is also known for his surgical videos and has one of the largest collections of surgical techniques in the country, many of which included the complex surgeries listed above.

Dr. Garcia is committed to offering his patients cutting edge technology and works closely with some of the most innovative companies in sports medicine including Arthrex, Motusium, NewClips Technics and Vericel (MACI). His duties including product development, FDA testing, medical advising, surgeon training as well as numerous national speaking engagements around the country where he teaches other surgeons these new and innovative surgical techniques. Outside interests include sharing time with his wife and two daughters, skiing, hiking, working out, HIT, and travel.

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