Klepper Garcia

Assistant Professor

Klepper Garcia

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology

Bio

My passion for medicine started when I was a child. My parents used to tell me that the most important in life is do what makes you happy. I grew up in Ecuador (South America), and I had the opportunity to learn medicine in a system where the clinical aspect/ physical examination plays a huge role, later on I moved to the United States to improve my medical knowledge and grow as a person and as a professional. I had the opportunity to get some experience in the "American" medical system in the University of Miami and in The Ohio State University. Later on I did my residency in the University of Illinois at Chicago/ACMC and my fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis/BJH. After I completed my training I decided to continue my dreams of taking care of people and teaching medicine in the Medical College of Georgia / Augusta University. I think the most beautiful aspect of the medicine is that you never finish to learn and you always try to preserve life. As science continues grow we realize more and more that we are our brains, for this reason in the Neuro-Critical Care we help the brain using all the body to support it, while this is in a critical condition.

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Education

  • MD, Medicine Univ Catolica Santiago de Guay, 2002

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support American Heart Association, 2016

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association, 2016

  • Emergency Neurological Life Support - Teacher Training 2016

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2013

  • Physician Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2013

  • Emergency Neurological Life Support Neurocritical Care Society, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of georgia, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RNEU 5000

    Neurology
  • NEUR 5010

    Neurology Critical Care

Teaching Interests

Neurocritical care

Research Interests

Intraventricular hemorrhage and tPA administration Prevention of ischemic penumbra in large cerebral infarcts ARDS in complicated cerebro-vascular patients Intracerebral hemorrhage and platelets in ESRD