Austin obgyn, Erica Garza, M.D. is trained in obstetrics and gynecology with fellowship training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and pelvic pain
Erica Garza is a dedicated, intelligent physician who is concerned about women’s health issues. This is very evident in everything from the many academic awards she has won and the academic presentations she has made to the many research projects she has participated in, past and present.
Dr. Garza received her Bachelor of Biology degree from Texas A&M University in 2006, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During her time there, she received the Texas A&M Dept. of Multicultural Services Academic Excellence Award and was a member of both the Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies.
For her medical training, Dr. Garza attended Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed her obgyn residency at Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. During her residency, she received awards and research grants, including the Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Garza has worked on several impressive research projects.
Primary Researcher – Adaptation of a Diagnostic Screening Tool to Assess Sexual Health Concerns Among Immigrant and Refugee WOMEN
Assistant Researcher – Qualification of presacral nerve fibers and its implication with future presacral neurosysis for patients with dysmenorrhea
In June 2016, Dr. Garza completed a two year fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) and Chronic Pelvic Pain at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center. This surgical training, largely focused on laparoscopic surgery, including DaVinci robotic surgery, afforded her the opportunity to perform more advanced surgery through a minimally invasive approach allowing women to have shorter hospital stays, faster healing times, and return to their regular daily lives faster. Additionally during this time, she also focused on learning and understanding the many different aspects of pelvic pain and ways treat it.
Dr. Garza is a member of several professional organizations, including: American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Garza participated in several social interest groups and professional activities during her training.
- Scott and White Worth the Wait sexual education classes
- Martha’s Clinic, a student-run free clinic in Temple, TX
- President of the ObGyn Interest Group
- Past President, Women in Medicine
- Participated in Stand Tall Against Tobacco
In her free time, Dr. Garza enjoys spending time with her family, her friends and her dogs. Her hobbies and interests include: hot yoga, traveling, and outdoor activities such as running, sports and hiking.
“I have dedicated myself to women’s healthcare and making a positive impact in the lives of my patients during any aspect and time of their lives. I strive to treat my patients in caring, compassionate, and respectful environment while helping to educate them about all of their healthcare options. I truly love my job and it’s a privilege to get to do it on a daily basis.”
Erica Garza, M.D.