Associate Professor/Research Coordinator
Bronx, New York
Dr. Garcia is an Associate Professor and the Research Coordinator in the Department of Physical Therapy at Touro College, NY, NY. He has been at Touro since 2001. He was also the PT Supervisor at ProHealth and Fitness, PT, OT in New York from 2008-2018.
Dr. Garcia graduated in 1989 with a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from the University of the Sciences (formerly the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science). In 1997, Dr. Garcia completed his PhD in Pathokinesiology from New York University (NYU). During his graduate studies at NYU, he was a recipient of a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Physical Therapy Research Training Grant and was a senior research assistant in the Human Performance Lab.
Dr. Garcia has worked previously at NYU Medical Center at The Rusk Institute in the inpatient and outpatient units. He has also provided physical therapy services to recipients of organ transplants after end stage liver and renal disease at Presbyterian Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Garcia has also been a faculty member at Temple University and Florida International University. He has been an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and NYU. He has published several research abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented research studies at several state, national, and international physical therapy conferences.
Dr. Garcia was a recipient of the New York Physical Therapy Association Robert Salant Award for Outstanding Abstract in the Clinical Research for his study titled “The Reliability and Validity of a New Measure of Dynamic Balance: The Stepping-In-Place Test” September 2008.