Nicholas Garza, MD
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Medical School: University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Why did you chose Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program?
As a Central Valley native, I have always had a lot of admiration for Valley Children’s and their name in the community. My early memories as a patient here and volunteer in the playroom really set a foundation of what pediatric medicine should be like: an environment that revolves around the kids. When I returned for an away rotation as a medical student, I was impressed by how all the different types of health providers were integrated and worked together as a team. They all have so much passion for the care they are providing. It also is a great feeling to be able to grow in my career with a community that I feel so connected to. I know this unique environment is the perfect fit to help me become the kind of physician I have always wanted to be.
Spending time with my family, exercising, outdoor adventures (mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding) and live music
Advocacy and Research Interests and Accomplishments:
My advocacy in the past has revolved around providing healthcare and resources for underserved populations. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of several different interdisciplinary healthcare teams that provided clinics for homeless populations, underrepresented minorities and mobile clinics abroad. I have also used research opportunities to explore my medical and scientific interests. I have contributed to projects on topics such as traumatic brain injuries, glioblastomas, non-invasive brain stimulation, intracranial measurements of theory of mind processing, and the effects of the COVID19 pandemic on inpatient telehealth and how to utilize these services after the pandemic.
As a parent, I have the utmost appreciation for the vulnerability that families face when trusting us with the health of their children. I value the opportunity to be with them during these challenging times and will always do my best to deliver the highest quality of care, compassion and medical knowledge.